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Moving From Chicago to Sarasota Guide

Getting to Sarasota

When you are moving from Chicago to Sarasota, you are probably stressed just thinking about everything there is to do. Bekins Moving Solutions is a professional moving company that is dedicated to making everything about the moving process as easy as possible for our clients. That is why we have put together this handy-dandy guide for moving from Chicago to Sarasota. If you would like some help with your move, give Bekins Moving Solutions a call for a free moving quote.

The trip from Chicago to Sarasota is a long 1,226 miles. Many people fly, but adventurous types enjoy a road trip. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we have collected the average cost of getting to Sarasota below:

Average Bus Fare: $87-120/per person
Average Air Fare: $350-600/per person
Average Cost to Drive: $72/per vehicle*

*Cost may vary depending on the gas mileage of your vehicle.

Pit Stop Information

If you decide to drive when moving from Chicago to Sarasota, your total time on the road will be approximately 18 hours. That is quite a journey! You will probably want to make a few stops along the way to break up your trip and stretch your legs. Bekins Moving Solutions has done all the hard work for you in choosing the best pit stops along the way.

Interstate Rest Areas– When moving from Chicago to Sarasota, you will drive along many major US Highways and Interstates. Along the Interstates, you can find rest stops that are perfect for stretching your legs and some even often refreshments and food to recharge you for the trip.

Nashville Area Hotels– The most popular place to rest for the night is in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is a list of the top ten best-rated places to stay during your time in Nashville.

Rezagarse– By the time you get to Atlanta, you may be hungry for some good eats. Rezagarse is a must-stop Spanish fusion tapas-inspired restaurant. Gone are the days of a greasy burger being your only moving food option. Enjoy delicious fresh food to energize you for the rest of your move.

City Comparison

How Does Sarasota Compare to Chicago?

Chicago is a much bigger city when compared to Sarasota. The median house price in Chicago is comparable to Sarasota. The cost of living may be a bit higher in Sarasota because of its vacation city status. Income growth, particularly in the tourism and health care industry continues to grow in Sarasota while Chicago’s economy has slowed in recent years. Those who are used to the hustle and bustle of Chicago may be pleasantly surprised with how much there is to do in Sarasota. The beautiful beaches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the community events, clubs, and parks the city has to offer. Bekins Moving Solutions believes anyone moving to Chicago to Sarasota will be happy with the change in scenery.

Commuting in Sarasota

Public transportation options are quite limited in Sarasota, especially compared to Chicago. Sarasota has bus service available called SCAT. SCAT buses run from downtown to Siesta Key during the week and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. They have a few stops along the route in downtown, St. ArmandsLongboat and Lido Keys. For more information about bus routes, dates of service, and more, you need to visit the SCAT official website.

We hope that if you are moving from Chicago to Sarasota that you found this guide useful. For professional assistance with your next move, contact Bekins Moving Solutions today. Call (877) 594-1187 for a free moving estimate.

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