Best season to move to the USA

Hello,

Many expats choose to move to the USA at a specific time of the year, and we invite you to share some tips about the best seasons to move to the country.

What is the best season/time of the year to move to the USA, and why?

How do rent prices fluctuate based on the different seasons?

Is there a change in the job market depending on the seasons, such as job availability?

Are there any seasonal festivals or cultural events that would allow you to learn about the country?

What are the times of year to avoid for expatriation to the USA?

During which season did you move? How did it go?

Thank you for sharing your experience,

Priscilla

1) Rental demand tends to peak in July and people tend to move in August, so starting to look at the beginning of the year is likely to increase the wait time to find an apartment. On the pther hand, rents tend to get cheaper at the end of the year.
See data here:
https://www.apartmentlist.com/rentonomi … r-to-rent/

2) Summer is also a great time to move as a lot of festivals big on local happen then. I live in Oregon where it is pretty grey, but summer is great to meet people and make friends while having fun. It starts in May with the Tulip festival (great opportunity to visit the countryside), then  you have outdoor free movies, the Rose festival, the blues festival etc..., marathons are also up all summer and plenty of other opportunities to gather around new people with similar interests. That's without even counting festivals like Burning man and so on. Plus people are more likely to do things outdoor, so you can join a meetup group and discover the place in a fun way.
Here is a list of festivals by state and city:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f … ted_States

Hope that helps!

I think August is the best.

USA is a very big country with different cities and states having all kinds of weather patterns, seasons, elevation, population density etc, so most of the answers can only be generic unless we talk specifically about one state.

What is the best season/time of the year to move to the USA, and why?
Generally I would say spring or summer for most people. Some people moving from cold climates might be ok moving in fall/autumn or winter but the safest bet to acclimate nicely is spring or early summer in my opinion

How do rent prices fluctuate based on the different seasons?
I don't know if the effect is the same across the country but the places I have lived seem to have cycles where rents are cheaper in fall and early spring.

Is there a change in the job market depending on the seasons, such as job availability?
This may be different for other industries but for IT jobs there is a big hiring push in the first quarter since new year budgets are approved. Similarly there is another smaller wave of jobs around third quarter as saved budgets need to be spent before the end of the year for most enterprises.

Are there any seasonal festivals or cultural events that would allow you to learn about the country?
Every state and city has its own events calendar laid out to suit the inhabitants based on weather and school year. Most states will have events all year while the very cold ones may focus on summer and fall as their spring time is extremely short.

What are the times of year to avoid for expatriation to the USA?
For people coming from warm climates, if they are going to a midwestern, central or coastal state its best to avoid winters as it will be a shock to their system and they will fall sick. moving to southern states you can move any time of the year. For someone coming from cold climates unless you are moving to alaska or florida you should be fine any time of the year

During which season did you move? How did it go?
I moved in spring. It was a great experience. The greenery, fresh air and positive vibe in the air was infectious.

Priscilla,
              I believe Imransuhail has outlined everything perfectly for you. Sorry for the late response.

Rita

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