Upstate New York is the portion of the state that lies north of New York City. Although there is not an official boundary between Upstate and Downstate New York, it is generally considered to be the portion of the state that excludes New York City and Long Island. This upstate region includes major cities such as Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester, as well as quite a few popular tourist and recreational destinations.
If you are considering moving to Upstate New York, choose an expert mover you can trust like Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. We treat every move as if it were our own so here are some tips to get you familiar with Upstate New York.
Getting to Know Upstate New York
Upstate New York has a population of about 8.4 million people. This region of New York is very different than its close counterpart, New York City. The Upstate region consists of vast acres of forests and rural farmland, which support a very strong agricultural community including products such as milk, dairy, fruit, and wine. There are many developed city areas as well, but the cost of living and crime rates are much lower than NYC making it an ideal place to move and raise a family.
The communities are very warm and offer a very welcoming, small town feel. Parents moving to Upstate New York will find a wide selection of high-ranking school districts to choose from. The region is also home to several quality public and private universities and colleges as well.
In 1932 and 1980, the Winter Olympic Games were hosted at the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Placid located in Upstate New York. This area of New York State experiences several feet of snow every winter making it an ideal place for active, outdoorsy people to move thanks to its countless opportunities for recreation and sports. No matter what your skill level is, the area is perfect for several winter sports including snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, hockey, and much more.
Even after the winter snow melts, residents will still have plenty of exciting activities to partake in, including camping, boating, kayaking, golf, mountain climbing, water sports, and more.
Upstate New York Moving and Storage
If you are planning a local, long distance, or international move to or from Upstate New York, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is the mover for the job. Since 1905, Stevens has helped the families and businesses of Upstate New York with all of their moving and storage needs. Our expertly trained movers will provide you with a stress-free moving experience, delivering your belongings on time and on budget.
As a full-service moving company we offer services such as same day local moving, packing and crating, loading, unloading, and much more all at affordable prices. We even have secure storage options in our climate-controlled storage warehouses. Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, we can provide you with a safe solution throughout your move. Every move is assigned a personalized moving coordinator who will create a customized moving plan tailored to your specific needs. We dedicate ourselves to total customer satisfaction on every move, helping you every step of the way.
To learn more about how Stevens Worldwide Van Lines can help with your next Upstate New York move, contact us, or fill out our online form for your free moving quote today.