Virginia relocation resources
We have helped many people relocate to Virginia and have put together a guide to help you. You will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
When you come to Virginia, you are steeped in a deep sense of history and gripped by a powerful vision of the future. Home of Thomas Jefferson, one of America's most famous founding fathers, who also had time to create the University of Virginia. Many of the Washington DC elite make Northern Virginia their home and commute. Virginia's technology sector supports software, fiber optic, defense and other modern companies that feed into federal gov't contracts and private business. Driving up from the North Carolina border on Interstate 95 you pass right through the Capital, Richmond and then head into Arlington on the Potomac. The Potomac then leads into Chesapeake Bay, which spawns some of the most diverse fishing and wildlife in the US and is home to famous Blue Crab.
The State of Virginia website is a great resource for moving and to familiarize yourself with laws that might be different than the state you are relocating from. It is also a great resource for online services.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders everyone should take.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
Depending on a moving company to move your valuables can be stressful. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in Virginia allowing you to get a free quote.
The state of Virginia Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of Virginia real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Being able to compare schools in Virginia and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net has done a great job at that. They even have parent reviews.
Virginia Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
Virginia Vs. National Average
1 Year Virginia 9.3% National Average 8.6%
3 Years Virginia 7.1% National Average 7.4%
5 Years Virginia 5.2% National Average 6.1%
10 Years Virginia 3.2% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in Virginia:
1. Virginia Beach 425,257
2. Norfolk 234,403
3. Chesapeake 199,184
4. Richmond 197,790
5. Newport News 180,150
6. Hampton 146,437
7. Alexandria 128,283
8. Portsmouth 100,565
9. Roanoke 94,911
10. Lynchburg 65,269