August 31, 2008

Experiences Relocating to the USA - Was The Move Worth It?

Some advice and guidance based on my relocation move to the USA in September 2003. Part 8 - Was the Move Worth it?

Was The Move Worth It?

After all the trials described previously with our move to the USA, an obvious question is "Was the move worth it?"

The short answer is a definite "Yes". Even though we found the move to the USA a big challenge, we know we made the right choice overall.

Relocating was definitely a good move for us:

  • The quality of life here in Redmond is vastly better than we had in London.
  • The scenery and beauty of the area is just phenomenal.
  • Crime and violence are low here.
  • Medical treatment is phenomenally better if your employer has a good healthcare plan.
  • The kids have integrated well into the school system and are enjoying all the activities like sports and recreation that is available to them.
  • We moved from a 1100 sq foot house in London to a 3800 sq feet house in Redmond, in a vastly better location, and for about the same price!

Overall, we have grown as a family and individually from the relocation experience, and I would recommend it to anyone if they get the chance.

Bottom line: If you get the change to relocate to USA, you should take it - even though it will be a big change and you will need to put effort in to making the transition work.

Best wishes for your own move ....

Enjoy the journey and explore your new frontier!

Experiences Relocating to the USA from the UK

  1. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 1 - A New Beginning
  2. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 2 - Moving All Your Worldly Goods Half Way Round the World
  3. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 3 - The One-Way Ticket
  4. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 4 - Culture Shock - Two Nations Separated by a Common Language!
  5. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 5 - Building a US Credit History
  6. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 6- Buying a House
  7. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 7 - Learning to Shop
  8. Experiences Relocating to the USA - Part 8 - Was The Move Worth It?
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