Why Move to Rhode Island?


Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. It is 48 miles north to south and 37 miles wide. But, for a small state, Rhode Island packs a lot of great things into its limited geography. While every state has its good and bad points, here are some of the top reasons to move to Rhode Island:

Location – Rhode Island is located in the heart of the Northeast, an easy ride to Boston, and under 3 hours from New York. It is within easy access to abundant technology, manufacturing, and biotech hubs that provide a plentiful job market for all of the New England States. With a number of international airports and shipping terminals nearby, Rhode Island offers easy access to international commerce.

Jobs – While COVID shook up the job market everywhere, Rhode Island expects to approach full employment by the end of 2022. Construction and manufacturing have not only regained all lost jobs, but are seeing an increase in hiring above pre-pandemic levels. According to the US News and World Reports’ latest ranking, Rhode Island’s economy ranks #28 in the nation. Industries numerous in the state include: biomedicine, cyber and data analytics, defense shipbuilding and maritime products, advanced business services and manufacturing. Also important is that it boarders Massachusetts – a state that at #5, provides a convenient, easy commute for many Rhode Island residents.

Safety – According to US News, Rhode Island ranks #7 safest state in the country, making it well below the national average for crimes of all types.

Education – According to Wallet Hub, Rhode Island ranks #11 in the country for best school systems. Colleges and universities of note include: Ivy League’s Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, one of the top art and design schools in the country, as well as Johnson and Wales, with one of the top culinary arts programs in the USA.

Healthcare – Rhode Island is one of the best states in the country for healthcare. According to Wallethub, Rhode Island ranks as the third best state in the USA for healthcare services.

Housing – Like most states in the Northeastern part of the United States, Rhode Island is more expensive than the U.S. average. But it is less expensive than the neighboring states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Many people take advantage of the numerous employment opportunities in these states while taking advantage of the lower housing costs in Rhode Island.

Environmental Considerations – According to US News, Rhode Island ranks among the top 10 states in the nation for urban air and drinking water quality. In light of the fact that the state is the second most densely populated of the 50 states, this is quite remarkable. Additionally, Rhode Island is one of the most energy-efficient states in the country, according to an October 2021 study by WalletHub, ranking fifth overall.

History – One of the original 13 colonies, Rhode Island has a rich history that starts at the very beginning of the nation when it was settled in 1636 by Roger Williams. It played an important role in the Revolution and was the home to many of the country’s most prominent industrialists during The Gilded Age. Many sites related to Rhode Island’s history are open for visiting today, allowing residents and vacationers alike to enjoy and learn in a wide variety of locations throughout the state.

Access to the Ocean – Nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island has 400 miles of coastline. Because it is so small, you are always a short drive to many beautiful beaches and oceanside attractions. From Newport’s scenic ten-mile ocean drive and cliff walk, to a day on family-friendly Watch Hill Beach, Rhode Island’s coast has something for everyone.

A Rich Culture – Rhode Island hosts a number of cultural events year-round. From Waterfire to the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, there is something for everyone. There are 11  Newport Mansions open for visiting that trace America’s architectural and social development from the colonial era through the Gilded Age. Being home to the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the most prestigious art institutes in the country, makes the state a hub of artists and galleries. There is a lot of culture packed into such a small state!

Let Sterling be Your Rhode Island Mover

As an AMSA ProMover and award-winning agent for North American Van Lines, Sterling has served individuals and families since 1952. Our Rhode Island household movers are both highly trained and personally invested in the community, and we stop at nothing less than the very best moving support. Whether you need international or local movers, you won’t find a better team than ours!

Award-Winning Household Moving in Rhode Island

Here at Sterling, we’ve been a North American agent nearly as long as we’ve been in business. This long-time partnership has many benefits for your household move but most importantly, it means you will never have to worry about any part of your relocation!

With the help of North American agents all around the world, our Rhode Island movers can tackle any request that comes their way. Our professional worldwide network also helps us keep our prices competitive.

With our North American-approved movers, you’ll be able to choose the right residential moving services for you:

  • Free in-home or virtual estimate
  • Full-service packing
  • Piano and Other High-Value Item Shipping
  • Custom crating
  • Vehicle shipping
  • Assembly/Disassembly of Furniture
  • Stretch wrapping of furniture
  • Online tracking
  • Short- or Long-Term Storage

And Many More!

Customized Services for Residential Moving

Sterling is a full-service mover capable of meeting all your needs. We offer:

Local Moving: With over six decades of industry service, we have the experience and know all the secrets to a fast and affordable local move in Rhode Island.

Long-Distance Moving: Through our North American Van Lines network, we specialize in hassle-free moves across hundreds or even thousands of miles.

Military/Government Moving: We are proud to have a long-standing relationship working with military personnel and other public servants to provide stress-free moves that meet Department of Defense regulations.

Corporate Relocation: Are you moving for work? Then have our corporate relocation team consult with your company for a relocation that satisfies everyone.

Storage Services: With over 400,000 square feet of warehousing, we offer short-term and long-term secure climate-controlled storage.

Get Your Free Quote from Expert Movers

Don’t let your next move be ruined by inexperienced or underqualified household movers! Contact Sterling today for a free consultation and quote from some of the best movers in Rhode Island.  Submit the online form to get started.