Depending upon where you are moving to, check to make sure you will be able to get insurance on your new home! We moved down here to SC from MD and were very surprised at how hard it was to find insurance on the new house. Also, check into the schools!! Know where you are going to be sending your children!! I ended up sending my son to private schools because South Carolina is one of the worst states in the country for education. Highest drop out rate, lowest SAT scores. Bullying is rampant in the public schools and discipline is very low. Check to see if the local doctors and hospitals take your insurance if you will be taking it with you. Find out about crime, too. I know this sounds stupid. But the neighborhood that we now live in has been hit 4 times in the three years we've lived here. Upon a little research we found out that the town we live in has a higher crime rate than the whole state!!
at 5:18 PM on Oct. 19, 2010