Moving from Miami to Denver
Moving from Miami to Denver can be quite a culture shock for many people. Although both cities have about the same population, around half a million people, the differences culturally, climatically, geographically, and even the kinds of job prospects are vast. However, many urbanites smoothly make the transition from the South Florida hotspot to the Rocky Mountain city.
Today, we’re talking about moving from Miami to Denver and the best way to make a cross-country move.
Benefits of Moving from Miami to Denver
The differences between Miami and Denver aren’t just a question of living on the beach or in the mountains. There are many other differences between the two cities. Today, we’re looking at some of the benefits of moving from Miami to Denver.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Denver is about 4% more than in Miami, although the housing costs are the most significant contributor. Homeowners in Denver may pay more for a home than in Miami, by about 34%. It's important to keep in mind that the cost of living isn’t just the expense of housing. Other factors contribute.
For example, healthcare in Denver is much less than in Miami (almost 20%) and transportation costs are approximately 20% less. For people who have chronic medical conditions, lower healthcare costs can make a big difference. Plus, both cities have similar commute times, so a 20% less cost in transportation can also help one’s budget.
Renters may have an easier time finding housing, as the costs for apartments are less here than in Miami. The average prices for apartments are $1,263 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,548 for a two-bedroom apartment. People who want to stretch their housing dollars may choose to live in one of Denver’s many lower-cost, family-friendly suburbs.
Job hunters in Denver have plenty of options. Many people relocate due to a job promotion, but others may move from Miami to the Mile High City to explore a career change in one of the area's booming industries. The top employment sectors in Denver are:
- Beverage Production
- Broadcasting & Telecommunications
- Energy and Financial Services
- Healthcare & Wellness
Plus, Denver ranks 4th highest for job satisfaction out of 103 major cities, so no matter which industry you find yourself in, there's an excellent chance you’ll end up with an employer you like.
The average monthly salary in Denver is $5,100, compared to Miami’s $3,800. So even though the cost of living is higher in Denver, salaries are much higher, and many people may enjoy more disposable income here.
General Quality of Life
People who like all four seasons will love living in Denver, especially those tired of Miami's long, hot, and humid summers. The Rocky Mountains are a great place for all kinds of outdoor fun, from skiing and ice skating to hiking in warmer months or white water rafting down the Colorado River. Denver also has better air quality than Miami, although many people moving from the southern city may need time to acclimate to the high altitude here, as Denver is about a mile above sea level.
Getting around in Denver is easy, even if you don’t have a car. An excellent public bus transportation system runs throughout the city, into the suburbs, and even to Colorado Springs and Boulder, so you may not need a car for your commute. The city also receives Amtrak service, plus is bisected by two major interstates.
Crime rates in Denver and Miami are both higher than the national averages for property and violent crimes. However, Denver is much lower for both types of crime rates than Miami, making it safer for people living here.
Recreation and Leisure
Sports fans have opportunities to go to games year-round in Denver. It’s the home of the Denver Broncos professional football team, the Colorado Rockies MLB baseball team, the Nuggets NBA basketball team, and the Avalanche NHL hockey team. Plus, there are several college and semi-pro teams in the area. If you don’t want to watch sports, there’s also plenty of places to play sports, from dozens of parks and green spaces, plus city intramural teams. Or, go solo, skiing in the winter, or hiking in the summer.
Denver is also known as a “beer capital,” with dozens of microbreweries in the area, plus the giant Coors Brewing Company in the city. Many people enjoy sampling beers at local breweries. Foodies who enjoy the thriving, eclectic dining scene in Miami won’t be disappointed in Denver’s world-class restaurants. Denver is known for Southwest fare instead of more tropical cuisine, plus delicious steaks and Colorado lamb.
How to Move from Miami to Denver
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A long-distance move can be tricky, and the trip from Miami to Denver is no exception. When planning your move, take into account the weather – you don’t want to be packing in the middle of a hurricane or tropical storm or unpacking during a Denver snowstorm. Late spring and early summer are usually the best times to move. However, even if your moving schedule is less than ideal, you can rest easy knowing that the team at Allied Van Lines is experienced in moving through all kinds of weather.
Don’t forget to give yourself time to settle in and start exploring Denver. Cross-country movers can be tiring and stressful for everyone, including children and pets.
Cost of Moving from Miami to Denver
The average move from Miami to Denver is $3,203.23.
Many things contribute to the moving cost, but the household size is usually the most important. It’s a lot more expensive to move a 3 or 4-bedroom home than it is to move a single-bedroom apartment. Plus, if you require packing and unpacking services, or if you’re moving oversized or unusual items, your move costs may be higher.
Keeping all this in mind, when you’re budgeting your move from Miami to Denver, the best bet to know the actual cost is to fill out the Instaquote above.
Most Popular Areas in Denver
Denver is home to beautiful neighborhoods, from picturesque mountain towns to walkable urban areas. There’s plenty of options for families, as well as hip areas for young professionals to eat, play, and work.
River North Arts District (RiNo)
Formerly an industrial and manufacturing area of town, the RiNo district is now the heart of Denver's thriving arts and cultural scene. Old warehouses have been converted to apartments and lofts, bars and restaurants, and small art galleries and museums.
Lower Downtown (LoDo)
Young professionals or those working at the state capital may enjoy living in the center of it all – walkable LoDo. It’s the best destination for nightlife and sports, plus it has a mix of affordable housing.
Capital Hill (Cap Hill)
In the center of town, just north of the LiDo district, is Capitol Hill. It's more family-friendly than other neighborhoods in the city center and close enough to the state capitol, plus many businesses that commute times are short.
There are also many suburbs of Denver, with larger single-family homes, bigger yards, and more options for larger households. Denver has many highly-rated public school systems, as well as several local colleges and universities, so it’s easy to get an excellent education without going far from home.
Why Allied Van Lines?
When you’re moving from Miami to Denver, don’t trust your relocation trip to anyone but the best – Allied Van Lines. We have flexible scheduling any time of the year, plus competitive rates and plenty of different services to make your move a breeze. You can relax knowing that your move is handled by well-trained, licensed, bonded, and insured professionals. We're rated one of the top movers in the country, with tens of thousands of moves under our belt. Book the best – Allied Van Lines.