After much consideration, you’ve decided to make The Sunshine State your home. Congratulations! With its tax-friendly retirement benefits, beautiful beaches and destinations, and, of course, its great climate, who could blame you? Moving to Florida is practically a no-brainer! But now that you’ve made the big decision, it’s time to turn this dream into a reality. Learn about the best time of year to move to Florida. 

Peak Season

It can be very tempting to target a move to Florida in Spring/Summer (May-August in FL), especially if you’re moving from somewhere where you’re still shoveling snow. 

Spring and Summer are both peak activity seasons for Florida. Kids are out of school and tourism is in full swing. This influx of people means that transportation can become more time-consuming as more people navigate around. However, this can be easily avoidable as most tourists stick to the popular destinations and aren’t in the more residential areas. 

A pro of moving during this time is that you would be doing so during the best weather of the year, especially in the case of a cross-country move – a trade-off of considering a move during the fall and winter.

If you think you’d like to move in the Spring or Summer, be sure to plan far enough in advance to ensure the availability of moving companies and other resources that will make your move a success.

Slow Season

If you’re not on a strict timetable, it may be worthwhile to consider moving sometime between Fall and Winter (September through April), Florida’s “slow season.” 

Fall and Winter tend to be slower seasons for real estate in general, which could equate to some savings on both the home you buy and the costs associated with hiring movers. However, if you’re in an area where wintertime makes the road conditions unsafe, you may need to consider the limitations of where you’d be starting your move from.

Snowbirds usually make their trip to and from Florida at the beginning and end of this season. They are more likely to be in residential areas than tourists are, but most are already established in their homes, not serving as competition for the moving resources you need

With proper planning and preparation, any season can be the best season to move to Florida! Determine what would be the best fit for you, considering the seasonal conditions of your current residence, finances, and moving needs. 

Ready to Make the Move?

While there are advantages to relocating at certain times of the year, the good news is that there simply isn’t a bad time to move to Florida!

If retirement in Kissimmee, Florida is your dream, contact Solivita Living. Let us help you with any questions you may have on relocating, available communities, and virtual tours.