Moving to an island is easy if you know where to go and what to expect. There are several interesting places in and out of the country where you can find a new life without too much difficulty. Some of them are cheaper than others, but they all offer a quality of life that is often better than living in the city. It depends on what you’re looking for, of course, but there are so many islands in the world that you can move to, that you will find your favorite one for sure.
Here’s a list of some of the best islands to move to.
The Big Island, Hawaii
If you want to stay in US territory, but move somewhere tropical, then stop searching. Hawaii is what everybody needs when a big city crisis strikes. Hawaii is a melting pot of different cultures that will welcome you with open arms. There are various small communities that offer living options on this warm Pacific island. Active volcanoes and tropical forests are two more reasons to move here if you enjoy being close to nature. If you get tired of it, you can always go back to the mainland. What can be easier than living on a tropical island, but still living in the US?
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge Island is only a 35-minute ferry ride from the grandeur of Seattle. This island is easy-to-move-to because you and your family won’t suffer a big shock, there are good schools, and there are plenty of outdoor opportunities. Bainbridge is a wooded island that lies close to the majestic Olympic peninsula. Fishing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, or cycling will never be a problem. All you need to do is to convince the other members of your family to pack their things and get on a ferry.
A lot of people say that Cozumel is the best island for starting all over and recovering your health. Cozumel is located in the Caribbean Sea, only 50 miles from Cancun. If you don’t like heights don’t worry, Cozumel’s highest point is only 49 ft. above sea level. Eating fresh seafood every day is affordable for US citizens who decide to move here. If you want to be healthier, leaner, live cheaply, and learn Spanish in the fastest way, then start thinking about visiting your southern neighbor, and maybe move to Cozumel. Scuba diving, snorkeling, Maya ruins are just a few more things that can help you decide.
Key Largo, Florida
Key Largo is the largest section in the Florida Keys archipelago, with endless living opportunities. If you want your kids to grow up in a safe and healthy environment close to the ocean, you don’t need to move to the ends of the world, just move to Key Largo in Florida. A tropical climate, warm water, more than 3000 sunny hours per year, and 15 ft. of elevation is what you’ll find here. Average year-round temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let’s go overseas! If you want to change your life for real and experience a new culture and language, then move overseas. Sicily, for example, is a great option for those who enjoy good food, stunning architecture, and a great climate. People here are warm, welcoming, and if you make local friends, you’ll get to try the best traditional meals and sweets. Ancient theaters, cathedrals, plazas, restaurants, wineries, and picturesque landscapes hard to resist should be enough to make you think about moving to the iconic Italian island of Sicily. Not to mention that the cost of living is lower than in all the previous islands on this list. Buying a property and renting an apartment is also cheaper.
Choose your favorite island and think about changing your life. Good luck!
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