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Why Move To West Virginia?

Famous singer John Denver stated in his “Country Roads” Single, West Virginia is heaven for most people. If you are looking for a peaceful way of life away from crowded urban cities, West Virginia is your state. That’s not to say West Virginia is all hills and nature. Its capital Charleston is similar to other large cities in the United States in terms of what opportunities it offers while living harmoniously with the nature surrounding it.

The state is located between Pennsylvania and Kentucky and to the right of its sister state Virginia. The state separated from Virginia in the Civil War, yet many people still confuse them for just one state. 

West Virginia has no shortage of activities if you’re a hikes-in-the-woods, nature-loving person. Its towns and surrounding areas feature various outdoor activities, music festivals, and sports events, including hiking and camping trips, kayaking, rafting, skiing, etc. But that’s not all; West Virginia is also great for retirees and people with remote jobs due to its low living costs and cheap housing options.

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How Much Do Movers Cost To Move From New Jersey To West Virginia?

Bedrooms Move Size (cubic Feet) Moving Estimate Full Packing Service(Additional)
1 Bedroom 300 to 400 CF $1,466 to $1955 From $537 to $716
2 Bedrooms 500 to 1,000 CF $2,300 to $4,600 From $895 to $1,790
3 Bedrooms 1,100 to 2,200 CF $4,743 to $6,253 From $1,969 to $2,5095
4 Bedrooms 1,500 to 2,200 CF $6,468 to $9,487 From $2,250 to $3,300

How Long Does Delivery Take?

Delivery usually takes one to two weeks to arrive at the destination, but it can take up to 21 days depending on the season, booking timing, or other factors. To learn more about our policy please visit our policy page.

How Much Is It To Insure My Belongins?

All items are covered at basic valuation in accordance with DOT regulations of .60 cents per LB. However additional insurance can be purchased via ABBA insurance. 

Popular Cities to move to in West Virginia


Charleston is the Capital of West Virginia and home to one of the nation’s most iconic buildings, the West Virginia State Capitol. This city offers everything you’d expect from a state capital and more, all the while sticking to West Virginia’s low cost of living. If you want to keep job opportunities close in a city that still lives harmoniously with nature, this is the city for you. Charleston also boasts a median home cost of $128K which is one of the lowest in the entire United States among state capitals. Due to its small geographical footprint, you can expect the average commute to take 15 minutes in Charleston. If you come from a big, traffic-heavy city, this will be a life changer.


Morgantown is a relatively small town that houses the University of West Virginia. Don’t let its small population of 31K deceive you as Morgantown is the host to the Morgantown Metropolitan Area which is very popular among locals. Morgantown is surrounded by mountains and forests such as Coopers Rock State Forest which is only 12 miles east of Morgantown. Monongahela River also runs under its bridges through its dams. The river, Cheat Lake (an artificial lake), and greens surrounding Morgantown benefit its climate, with balanced temperatures of average highs in the low-80s Fahrenheit through summer and average lows ranging from the mid-20s and 30s Fahrenheit during winter which is warmer than you’d expect at its elevation of 1161 feet. If you’d like to live in a smaller, more relaxed community, Morgantown Metropolitan Area hosts many smaller communities with varying degrees of housing prices, proximity to places of interest such as school districts and other factors all depending on your wishes and the best part is they all offer affordable housing!


Bridgeport is a small town with friendly faces, Bridgeport was ranked 16th in the best cities to live in by USA Today (circa 2019). With advantages such as a median household income of $82K annually and the generally low costs of living that are offered by West Virginia, it’s easy to see why. This town offers a good concentration of restaurants, bars, recreation centers, golf courses, and various outdoor activities. If you prefer a small town with a more relaxed pace of everyday life and excellent quality of life at low costs, Bridgeport won’t disappoint you.

Beautiful, one with nature State

West Virginia is one with nature and it proudly displays that with each of its cities living harmoniously with the nature that surrounds them. This state has natural attractions ranging from mountains, valleys, forests, and rivers that allow you to do any number of recreational activities such as mountain biking, camping, fishing, kayaking, rafting, and more. West Virginia looks beautiful all year round, with its beautiful snowy hills that allow you to do winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Autumn gives you beautiful views of mountains covered with red, yellow, and orange-colored trees all across the horizon. You can guess how lively and beautiful it gets for spring and summer with its lush forests. If you’re looking for a wide array of recreational outdoor activities, West Virginia won’t disappoint and it’ll probably make you regret not moving there sooner!


According to a recent study, (https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-live-in/62617) West Virginia was ranked second in overall affordability which includes home ownership, general costs of living and other relevant metrics as detailed in the link. With a $ 96K median home cost and a cost of living index of 78.1 according to Ascendwv.com, it’s a well-earned rank and West Virginia is sure to give you your money’s worth. Because of the low costs of living, it’s a popular state among retirees. This low cost is due to the fact that West Virginia doesn’t get the reputation it deserves and the state is doing its part to change that. West Virginia offers not only a low cost of living but also it’s blessed by natural beauties and recreational activities which you can enjoy for cheap, perhaps even free! Read below for a very sweet offer by the state that encourages people to move to West Virginia.


Although not often talked about, West Virginia has a long history associated with the events leading up to American Civil Wars, namely slavery and rebellions against it such as the one led by John Brown in which he attacked Harper’s Ferry West Virginia and its plantations. While what went down in history might not be a priority for your decision in moving states, it definitely makes for interesting tours and adds to the state’s character and culture.

Moving trucks

Relocating across a significant distance calls for a considerable amount of preparation and organization. Made sure everything is flawlessly performed right from the beginning since there are so many different logistics to arrange. That is why it is essential that you hire a Affordable Assertive Moving Company to help you with your long distance relocation. Moving to a new home may be a trying experience, but with the correct assistance, the process can be made more accessible and less chaotic for you. We provide a wide range of services: