After 4 years of medical school, where the rest of the world seems to be paused, you forget just how difficult it is to plan a move, particularly if it’s across the country. For me, I’ll be heading 2,700 miles to a completely foreign part of the country. I’ve visited the city just once, and that was for my interview.
There are a lot of things they don’t teach you about moving. Whether or not you’ll drive vs. ship your car. Shipping vs selling furniture. Determining just how much to Marie Kondo your life. Finding roommates vs. living alone. But what I’ve found most challenging is determining whether or not to rent vs buy.
I’ve already started researching the city I’ll be living in. While as a resident I won’t have much time, it’ll be nice to learn about new neighborhoods, things to do, restaurants to check out, new running trails. It’s almost as if the anticipation of moving is more exciting than the move itself.
Do you all have any good recommendations on how to learn about a new city?