Thursday, January 20, 2011

Need to Move Your Family?

Here are the 10 best places to raise a family!

When relocating your family, there are so many factors to take into consideration. Is it safe? Are the schools good? Is it expensive to live there? Are there after school activities to occupy their time? These are just a few things that parents consider when searching for a place to live. Bloomberg and conducts and annual survey to determine the best places to live, and this year, they decided to shift their focus from large, urbanized places to small towns and cities. They focused their rankings on schools, crime statistics, cost of living, job growth, air quality and access to recreational amenities to name a few.

The communities which were chosen for this years rankings are mainly middle-income earners with good public schools, low crime and great resources to keep the family entertained after school and on the weekends.

1. Niles, Ill:


-Median family income- $73,532

The Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is among the landmarks in this Chicago Suburb.The advantages of living in Niles include public transit- there's a free bus service within the village- 20 parks and several shopping centers, according to the Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Niles has a number of public and private schools that perform above the state average.

2. North College Hill, Ohio:

-Population- 9,778

-Median family income- $57,399

Carved out of clovernook Farm, three subdivisions- Clovernook, Meyerville and Sunshine- combined in 1916 to form the village of North College Hill. Incorporated as a town in 1980, North College Hill is now a suburb 10 miles north of Cincinnati and known as the "The Center of it All."

3. Centerville, Ind:

-Population- 2,067

- Median family income- $55,092

Antique shopping is one of the attractions in Centerville, a quiet community 65 miles from Indianapolis on Indiana's Antique Alley. They have two elementary schools one junior high and one high school.

4. Clinton, Tenn.:


-Median family income- $55,421

Clinton is on the Clinch River where plans are in place to develop the waterfront into recreational space with hiking and bike trails. There are 4 high schools in the area with students posting advanced scores in Criterion Reference Test results beating the state average.

5. Rowland Heights, Calif.:

-Population- 46,793

-Median family income- $72,985

About 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Rowland Heights is home to a large Asian community. The area has several highly regarded schools and it is close enough to LA and all the excitement of the big city but far enough to enjoy a more peaceful setting.

6. Ridgefield Park, NJ:

-Population- 10,675

-Median family income- $84,544

Located across the Hudson and a few towns west of the northern reaches of Manhattan, the Village of Ridgefield Park is a suburb with good schools and one of the longest-running Fourth of July parades in the country. The community also pulls together around a true Main Street with such events as the annual holiday display contest. Houses have yards, and kids have plenty to do with a town pool and numerous parks.

7. Kensington, Conn.:


-Median family income- $90,189

A city about 14 miles south of Hartford has two public elementary schools and one middle school and one high school in their District. There are several parks, golf courses and country clubs. Kensington has an Amtrak station in town which makes commuting a breeze.

8. Varnell, GA:

-Population- 1,480

-Median family income- $69,404

While Varnell is only 2.5 square miles, it offers parks and trails and is minutes from the Nob North Golf Course. It is part of the Whitfield County School District, which includes Varnell Elementary School, New Hope Elementary School, New Hope Middle School and Northwest Whitfield High School.

9. Spring Arbor, Mich.:

-Population- 2,332

-Median family income- $71,249

A small university town in the midst of Michigan farmland, it is home to the main campus of Spring Arbor University. The town maintains a rural feel and plenty of parks to play in, such as Lime Lake, where residents swim and fish in the summer.

10. Tilden, Neb.:

-Population- 830

-Median family income- $51,841

Tilden is a classic American small town where the community park has soccer and baseball fields. There are a library and a 20-bed hospital. And just one mile north of town is the Elkhorn River, with excellent fishing for catfish and views of the river from scenic Yellowbanks Wildlife Area.

So whether you are looking for a small town feel, or more urban life, this list has some great suggestions. And of course, if you decide to move your family to the next neighborhood over or across the country, CRS can help you coordinate that.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We ship hundreds of automobiles annually

Whether it’s moving a car south for the winter, buying a vehicle online, or moving all together, we assist over 500 people each year in shipping their vehicles. Orignally starting as a value added piece for moving household goods, auto transportation has turned into a solid stand alone business line for CRS. We now have the ability to ship motorcycles and boats.

We employ the services of the nation’s best auto shippers. Features of the companies we use include replacement value coverage between $50,000 and $200,000 depending on the auto carrier used, guaranteed delivery dates available, and use of company owned trucks and trailers whenever possible. Of course the most important consideration, is the auto shippers continued high quality service and dependability.

Any Consultant in our office can supply an auto shipping quote within an hour of contacting us. Just call and provide make. Model, and year of the auto, the origin and destination zip codes as well the the date of shipment.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year from Consumers Relocation!

Welcome to 2011! The New Year comes with some encouraging news about the economy and in particular our segment of the economic outlook. Recently we discussed what people thought about the housing market for 2011. We some news bears out what many of people think

-Pending home sales rose again in November, with the broad trend over the past five months indicating a gradual recovery into 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Also the comments continue to come in from our posts last week.

From Westchester County NY

December ended up being busy in Westchester, NY. Feel that market is now on an upswing and you will start seeing real estate go up for 2011.

From NC

Jan - very similar here in the "Triangle" area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill) and I do feel confident 2011 will be a better market. I am aware of a lot of people planning to list in the Spring so likley to increase inventory and keep it a Buyers' Market for most of the year. Have a great New Yea

from Nebraska
The 4th quarter of 2010 has been slow and values have declined. I think so much activity had taken place with buyers taking advantage of the tax credit. I feel good about 2011. I think the activity will pick up. Happy sel