Relocation to the Area


Moving to a new location can be stressful, with so many unknowns to anticipate. If you are thinking of relocating to the beautiful Central Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, consider Bowen Agency Realtors as your relocation specialist. Whether you are moving a short distance or across the country, your Bowen agent will assist you with all of your housing needs. We will provide you with answers to the many questions that arise during relocation. Our goal is to make your move pleasant and comfortable and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. If you are planning on moving, check this moving out for the first time checklist!

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Moving to a new location can be stressful, with so many unknowns to anticipate. If you are thinking of relocating to the beautiful Central Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, consider Bowen Agency Realtors as your relocation specialist. Whether you are moving a short distance or across the country, your Bowen agent will assist you with all of your housing needs. That is why, with our friends from https://themarketingheaven.com/, we started uploading videos to YouTube about the area and people we have helped. We will provide you with answers to the many questions that arise during relocation. Our goal is to make your move pleasant and comfortable and to put you at ease as quickly as possible.

Central Pennsylvania offers a refreshing quality of life that draws people of all ages, professions and backgrounds. The pace is relaxed and the people are friendly. With the scenic Susquehanna River as its anchor, the valley is surrounded by beautiful state parks, with unmatched opportunities for fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, camping and boating. The valley is home to many charming small towns with historic downtowns, filled with excellent restaurants, cafes, and one of a kind retail stores. You can buy your produce at the farmer’s markets and your wine from one of several local wineries.  There are arts festivals, fairs, and outdoor concerts throughout the year. We are growing, but that growth is being managed to preserve both beauty and tradition.

With quick access to major interstates, the Susquehanna Valley is an easy commute to Williamsport, Harrisburg or State College. When you are ready for a change of pace, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York City are but three hours away. The Central Susquehanna Valley is home to many large employers, including Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Geisinger Medical Center, two federal penitentiaries and a number of manufacturers and small businesses.

Whether you are looking for a farmhouse with acres of land, an historic downtown home, or a home in an upscale development, Bowen Agency Realtors has the right home for you. We know more than houses; we know neighborhoods.  We know municipalities, school districts, business opportunities, taxes, and local development: all important considerations when you are relocating.

Finding the perfect apartment to live in NYC

Obviously, cost is a huge issue for most new New Yorkers, since a good chunk of your disposable cash will likely end up going straight to rent. The general consensus is that no more than a third of your annual income should be put toward your housing costs, and in New York City, most landlords will only approve renters whose gross annual income is 40 times the monthly rent. (The New York Times breaks down what that means.)

Knowing how much you can expect to pay may help you decide which boroughs to focus on. New York newbies may think of Manhattan when they think of “the city,” but the median rental price in the borough is now $3,500, reason why it is always important to get in contact with real estates experts in the area, like the ones from http://www.fetner.com/the-victory/. Brooklyn isn’t much better; there, the median rent is just over $2,800, and in Queens, it’s a similar story. That doesn’t mean deals can’t be had—particularly in this concession-happy period for rental developers—but it’s helpful to know nonetheless.

Still, whether you end up living the dream in Manhattan or winging it in the boroughs, it’s important to keep these next things in mind.

Transportation
Given the MTA’s current state of crisis, you’re probably rolling the dice no matter where you end up. It’s possible that your commute could be a complete nightmare no matter what neighborhood you’re living in. But there are some ways to tell if your prospective transit options will be run-of-the-mill irritating or truly terrible.

Convenience
You’ll probably want to be in a place that is convenient to banks, shopping, restaurants, laundry, and maybe even your job. (Our advice: Keep your job close, but your ATM and sandwich places closer, and make sure you know where the necessities are.)

Average commute times vary depending on where you choose to live. WNYC has this handy interactive map that helps you get an idea of how long it’ll take you to get from point A to point B in the neighborhoods you may be eyeing.

A couple other questions to ask yourself when choosing a neighborhood: Do you mind having to travel for your restaurants and nightlife? Would you rather be right in the middle of everything or have a quiet place to go home? Do you value outdoor space?

Most of all: do you feel comfortable? Go back at night with a buddy and take a stroll. If you feel unsafe, follow your instincts.

We look forward to helping you with all of your relocation needs. If you would like to receive relocation advice, or more information, contact Jessica Duncheskie (Relocation Director) at 570-743-2165 ext. 11.  Bowen Agency Realtors, your Susquehanna Valley relocation experts.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_assessments/7442

Union County
http://www.unioncountypa.org/

Northumberland County

http://www.northumberlandco.org

Snyder County
http://www.snydercounty.org

Montour County
http://www.montourco.org

Pennsylvania State Parks
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/

Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau
http://www.visitcentralpa.org/

Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
http://www.gsvcc.org/