Moving To or From San Diego

Sun, beach, surfing, nightlife – that’s what moving to San Diego means to most folks. There’s a bit more to it, though, but Cross Country Movers are there to handle your long-distance relocation. We’ll show you why we are the ones you should entrust your belongings, from the moment you decided to relocate, to the unpacking in your new home.

San Diego Movers

Sun, beach, nightlife – that’s what hiring San Diego movers means to most folks. There’s a bit more to it, though, but CCM can handle your long-distance relocation. We’ll show you why we are the ones to entrust your belongings with, from the moment you decide to relocate to the unpacking.

Hiring Reliable Relocation Company Is the First Phase of Moving to San Diego – We Are That Company

Every day one can hear this or that terrifying story about folks being scammed by relocation companies – how they were told one price in the beginning, only to be presented with a much higher one once that moment to settle the bill came. With Cross Country Movers, that cannot happen. Unlike companies who give their prospective clients price estimates, we provide an exact cost of relocation, with no hidden fees or last-minute additional expenses. The only thing relevant for the cost is the inventory list – the list of items that will be shipped.

There are several ways to make an inventory list. You can fill out the form on our website and get the quote, or you can have a video call with our sales agent and go through your belongings with them. Finally, if you live in New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, our representative can come to your home and create a list on the spot. There’s no problem if you decide to add or remove something from the list after submitting it. You can do so up to the moving day, with the price being raised or lowered accordingly.

Besides the inventory list, the only things you may be charged for are some of the additional services that Cross Country Movers offer to make your cross-country relocation even easier.

CCM’s Professional San Diego Movers Will Pack Your Belongings Efficiently

Packing your household can quickly turn into a mess and make your life a living hell when relocating long-distance. Suddenly, the very thing you need the most is nowhere to be found, you never moved furniture before, and all boxes look like one another. Is there a way out, you must be asking? We proudly say: “Yes!” By means of the packing services, that is. Our efficient movers in San Diego will take care of your bulky items, like furniture and bigger appliances.

So, if you choose our San Diego moving company, our packers with an abundance of experience will be happy to help you. They will disassemble your furniture, protect it with the best packing supplies, and load it into the truck. Once at your new home, our crew will assemble items that couldn’t fit regular size boxes and put them wherever you say. The important thing to know is that this is included in the free quote you got from our representative, and every box will be labeled. A barcode will be put on each cardboard container, so you and our well-trained long-distance movers can keep track of your belongings and prevent any loss. If you need further info, pick up the phone and contact our customer service for information and a free quote.

Our Experienced Cross Country Movers Offer You Best Full and Partial Packing Service

CCM’s packing teams are experienced professionals in their trade. That’s why we are one of the moving companies in San Diego that offers you additional packing services for your belongings. A partial option entails packaging up to fifteen boxes of items from your household inventory list. It is a great solution if you already have started this process on your own, but you can’t deal with protecting and putting into boxes, for example, the glassware. Full option means our professional packers will pack more than fifteen boxes or all things from your inventory list.

CCM Offers You Safely Car Shipping Besides Cross-Country Moving Services in San Diego

We all know about the deep connection that Americans have with their cars. There’s no denying their usefulness in Southern California, where Californian natural and urban wonders and the Mexican metropolis of Tijuana are nearby. With CCM, you can efficiently and safely ship your car to the West Coast and make the best of the new environment. We provide auto transport in both open and enclosed trailers with insurance because sometimes roads can be bumpier than they should be. That’s why we give you insurance for any external damage up to $100,000 for an open trailer and $500,000 for an enclosed one. Don’t hesitate to contact our customer service and get to know everything you need to know about shipping your car with our relocation company.

Reliable Cross-Country Movers With Two Types for Car Transportation

As mentioned above, we offer you the possibility to choose between two types of transportation for your vehicle. Both types are safe, but there are some differences, so let’s check them out:

  • Open trailer – this variant is the common one, and it is the cheaper option. Your vehicle will travel with seven or eight more cars, and it’ll be in the open air, so there is no physical protection from weather conditions.
  • Enclosed trailer – this is a service we strongly recommend for vintage and luxury cars because your four-wheeler will be fully protected from any external damage.

We Are a Moving Company in San Diego With Pick Up and Delivery Options for Your Vehicle

You can also pick the preferred method of pickup and delivery. Door-to-door delivery is more expensive, but nonetheless a more popular method. Our truck will get to your doorstep, load the vehicle, and unload it in front of your new house. If one or the other street is too narrow for the truck, pickup can be arranged in the nearest parking lot.

On the other hand, the terminal-to-terminal method entails taking the vehicle to the nearest pickup terminal. You should only agree with our drivers on what terminal you prefer, and we’ll let you know when you can pick up your vehicle.

Use Our Storage Facilities Completely Free for One Month

When moving across the country, sometimes circumstances aren’t ideal. Maybe your house isn’t ready for you to live in or is simply smaller than the one you’re coming from, and there is just no room for all of your furniture. In that case, a storage unit can prove your best ally. Our professional crew offers you one month of storage facility use for free. After that period, the fee will be charged, but you’re not obliged to keep your belongings in our unit for a longer time.

If you’re worried about the quality of storage service, rest assured that our units are clean, disinfected, and climate-controlled, so there is no chance that your stuff gets damaged due to the humidity or vermin. Also, each box’s barcode is scanned when it enters the unit and once again when it is taken out, so you don’t have to worry about losing your stuff. Don’t waste your time and give us a call for a reliable free quote for your move and let us help you with our professional services.

Check Our Insurance When Moving Cross Country

If you’re long-distance moving, know that no matter what precautions are taken, mishaps can happen, and your belongings might end up damaged. Once you book the relocation with the CCM company, you get a mandatory coverage of 60 cents per pound of your items. We take relocation insurance very seriously, and that’s why mandatory coverage is included in the quote. However, if you move some precious or antique items, we recommend taking a full value replacement. It has to be noted that it covers only the stuff packed by our team. If you need more information about standard and full insurance, feel free to contact our customer service, and our skilled representatives will be happy to help you.

Local Things to Know When Relocating to America’s Finest City

SD is located on the Californian Pacific coast and has around 3.3 million residents in its metro area. With its beaches, nightlife, career opportunities, and year-long sun, this vibrant and diverse place attracts people from all over the world.

America’s Finest City boasts one of the best craft beer scenes in the US, with many microbreweries. Also, few places on Earth can beat SD’s beaches for those who want a premium surfing experience.

Life on and around the beach would not be worth too much without the sun. And Southern California is basking in it. Summers are dry and warm, and winters are mild. Winter is also the rainiest part of the year. All in all, if you’re looking for a perfect climate, you’ll find it in SD. For almost two-thirds of the year, temperatures stay on the warmer side of 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where to Find the Best Apartments and Other Cost-of Living-Related Issues

If you’ve ever heard anything about SD, it was probably the age-old mantra: it’s god damn expensive! Well, that’s not just an urban legend. The cost of living in its county is very high. Rents vary from 1,500 to 4,500 dollars a month, depending on the apartment’s location and size. Both in terms of rent and real estate prices, only San Francisco is pricier than SD within the Golden State. But that’s only half the story. There are countless opportunities to earn top dollar. The average salary in SD stands at around 5,000 dollars.

Taxes have good and bad sides, with high sales tax, at 7.75% combined rate, and property tax at quite alright 0.76%.

If you plan to relocate to the West Coast, you should check out some of the best SD neighborhoods. Just a little research, and you’ll see why these are the places people flock to make their living:

  • La Jolla – Beachside neighborhood and favorite locale for college students and young professionals. It’s a great area to swim in the ocean, take a walk along the shore, or enjoy local beer pubs and bars.
  • Downtown – Unbelievably affordable housing (relatively speaking, of course), along with Balboa Park, a famous zoo, and many nightlife options, make SD’s Downtown an excellent place to live. Within the boundaries of Downtown are well-known areas of Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Pacific Beach – As the very name implies, this is a seaside neighborhood, much loved by the surfers. What makes it even better is the seamless transformation from a quiet local community during the workdays into a partying hotspot on weekends.
  • Hillcrest – One of the hotspots of central SD, Hillcrest is another neighborhood that attracts younger folks. It is filled with hip bars and restaurants and hosts one of the finest farmer’s markets in the country. Its location presents a great starting point for a newcomer who wishes to explore.
  • Carmel Valley – If you’re looking for a home in a safe neighborhood to raise a child, then Carmel Valley should be your choice. It has excellent schools, lots of green spaces, and great opportunities for a career in the biotech industry.
  • Point Loma – If you like seafront local communities, with lots of boats and seafood restaurants, and spend time outdoors, look no further than Point Loma.

Trustworthy Relocation Company That Will Help You Move Your Home From The Birthplace of California

CCM crew can offer you the same services if you decide it is time to move out and find a home elsewhere. So, if you are from SD and need a change and a fresh start away from this metropolis, our efficient crew will ensure you move from SD in no time. From wrapping up your furniture and offering our storage facilities one month without extra fees to secure car transportation. Give us a call, and we’ll make your relocation a breeze.

Housing and Cost-of Living-Related Issues

If you’ve ever heard anything about SD, it was probably the age-old mantra: it’s god damn expensive! Well, that’s not just an urban legend. The cost of living there is very high. Rents vary from 1,500 to 4,500 thousand dollars a month, depending on the apartment’s location and size. Both in terms of rent and real estate prices, only San Francisco is pricier than SD within the Golden State. But that’s only half the story. There are countless opportunities to earn top dollar. The average salary in SD stands at around 5,000 dollars, while taxes have good and bad sides, with high sales tax, at 7.75% combined rate, and property tax at quite alright 0.76%.

Best SD Neighborhoods

If you plan to relocate to the West Coast, you should check out some of the best SD’s neighborhoods. Just a little research, and you’ll see why these are the places people flock to make their living:

  • La Jolla – Beachside neighborhood and favorite locale for college students and young professionals. It’s a great area to swim in the ocean, take a walk along the shore, or enjoy a beer in one of the many bars.
  • Downtown – Unbelievably affordable housing (relatively speaking, of course), along with Balboa Park, famous zoo, and many nightlife options, make SD’s Downtown an excellent place to live. Within the boundaries of Downtown are well-known areas of Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Pacific Beach – As the very name implies, this is a seaside neighborhood, much loved by the surfers. What makes it even better is the seamless transformation from a quiet locale during the workdays into a partying hotspot on weekends.
  • Hillcrest – One of the hotspots of central SD, Hillcrest is another neighborhood that attracts younger folks. It is filled with hip bars and restaurants, and hosts one of the finest farmer’s markets in the country. Its location presents a great starting point for a newcomer who wishes to explore.
  • Carmel Valley – If you’re looking for a neighborhood to raise a child, then Carmel Valley should be your choice. It has excellent schools, lots of green spaces, and great opportunities for a career in the biotech industry.
  • Point Loma – If you like seafront communities, with lots of boats and seafood restaurants, and spend time outdoors, look no further than Point Loma.

Popular Destinations

Once in America’s Finest City, there are countless things to do and places to go to. No matter what’s your cup of tea, whether you like outdoor activities, visiting museums located in beautiful buildings, or simply have a nice dinner in one of the city’s restaurants. Here are some must-see spots when you go out:

  • Balboa Park (and SD Zoo) – They go together simply because the zoo is located within the park. There you can see many animals, including dozens of endangered species. Giant pandas, too. Besides the zoo, there are many museums. Botanical House stands tall among them, beautiful both from the inside and outside. Spanish Revival style is all around SD, but Botanical House is one of the finest examples.
  • Maritime Museum and USS Midway – One of the, if not the largest collection of boats from all eras of history. There are 11 ships and submarines, all in sailing condition. Right next to the Maritime Museum is the large aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, USS Midway. On and inside it, you can learn much about such vessels and naval aviation, too. A must for all lovers of history.
  • Cabrillo National Monument – Statue on Point Loma marks the spot where first Europeans, Juan Cabrillo and his expedition, arrived on the west coast of modern-day US. From there, you can also see the historic lighthouse. It’s also probably the best spot for a panoramic view of SD.
  • Old Town – SD was the first European settlement in what is now California, and Old Town is a testament to that. There are several buildings remaining from the 19th century. In the Old Town and incorporated Historical Park are excellent places to walk around, but also eat some of the finest Mexican food.
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve – Miles of trails make this an excellent area for those who want to spend the day in nature.

When it comes to eating out, there are a number of excellent eateries all around the place. Living in SD wouldn’t be the same without sushi at Wrench and Rodent, seafood at The Marine Room, or Mexican food at Galaxy Taco. People flock to those and other joints in constant search for the next taste they will like.

A Few More Important Questions

Finally, something for those who prefer particular kinds of outdoor activities and some indoor as well. Since the Chargers left for LA, MLB’s Padres are the only Big Four franchise left in San Diego. Their ground, Petco Park, is a favorite spot for people who like to enjoy with their counterparts with a glass of cold beer. Many would say that’s what makes living worth it.

And there’s one more event that, at least for a while every year, defines life in America’s Finest City. Once the ComicCon International begins, sunny beaches of California are forgotten, and fantasy rules supreme. If you have a soft spot for books, TV shows, and all things usually considered geeky – you’ll want to have a home in SD.

And we know that you do. Who wouldn’t wish to live there?

Our Customer Stories

Thousands of people move with Cross Country Movers every year, and these are just some of their stories.

Morgan O.
  • Morgan O.

    I have plenty of antique furniture, and I was surprised to see how they handled it all. I was observing carefully, and from what I’ve seen, they seem to know what they’re doing, so it was definitely worth every cent.

    Izzy J.
  • Izzy J.

    As someone who moves frequently, I have worked with numerous companies. But now, I am pretty sure I finally found the one I will gladly hire again. Well done, Cross Country Movers!

    Michael P.
  • Michael P.

    Thank you for professional and timely service, my family couldn’t have done this without the best crew in the moving industry. Just keep rocking, I mean, moving!

    Julia K.
  • Julia K.

    I had loads of stuff, and these guys packed it all in no time! Don’t know how they did it. I wish they were there to unpack though, seriously, you need to include that service ASAP!

    Jennifer S.
  • Jennifer S.

    They were very careful with everything, especially with glassware and other fragile items, I am impressed by how they wrapped and packed everything so promptly. I will certainly consider hiring them again for my next relocation.

    David M.
  • David M.

    I just moved out of my parents’ place with these guys. They are the best, special thanks to them. I just wish I could tip them more.

    Dereck T.
  • Dereck T.

    Everything was fine, although I expected that they would be able to deliver a bit earlier than arranged, but ok, it was still a pleasant experience.

    Meghan R.
  • Meghan R.

    Absolutely exceeded my expectations, stellar service. Everything was as agreed and on time, easily one of my best moving experiences so far. I highly recommend Cross Country Movers to anyone who’s tired of unprofessional scammers.

    Chuck P.
  • Chuck P.

    I am very happy with how they managed everything, even my wife was impressed, which says a lot. We are a big family with a lot of children, so we have a lot of unnecessary stuff, but we like to drag them wherever we move, so special thanks to these guys for sticking through, packing it all, and shipping to our new home.

    Joan M.
  • Joan M.

    I like to think that I have finally been rewarded for years of dealing with scamming moving companies and that God sent me to Cross Country Movers. I could write a book about all the bad experiences I have, so it is safe to say that I was a bit skeptical. But these guys proved me wrong. There are trustworthy companies, after all!

    Mickey L.
  • Mickey L.

    My friends warned me that I should not move during the summer, but I still wanted to do it. Luckily, Cross Country Movers managed to find some time for me and help me move closer to the beach and have the best summer ever. Warm regards from the sunny West Coast.

    Tim B.
  • Tim B.

    I can’t believe I hit the jackpot on the moving lottery from the first shot! It all happened so quickly. I got a job offer on Monday and decided to leave everything and book my relocation on Wednesday. Cross Country Movers were there for me and guided me through the entire process since I never really moved out of my hometown, nor did I have the time to do the research. I am more than grateful to them.

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