Household Moving to Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines is a city in and the county seat of Polk County, in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the capital of the state, and the largest city by population in Iowa. In other words, of all the places in Iowa to move to, Des Moines is probably going to be the easiest and the most cost-effective. The city is currently home to a population of over 203,400 residents, which makes it a more popular household moving location than other cities in the Midwest region of the U.S. Des Moines can trace its roots back to the founding of Fort Des Moines in 1843, though the fort was abandoned several years later and settlers merely took the name of the fort and used it as the name for the new town. Today, Des Moines is perhaps best known for being a major center of insurance, banking and other financial services in the United States.
Des Moines is a growing area, which makes household moving to and from the city much easier and more cost-effective to find and book. This has a lot to do with the city’s economy being rooted in banking and insurance. The Midwest is not known for being very hospitable, so it’s not surprising that, outside of agriculture and some light industry, banking and financial services are the most prominent industries in the city. This makes household moving to Des Moines more popular, somewhat surprisingly, as everyone wants to get a leg up in those different industries. Moving is expensive, of course, and you want to make sure you do your homework, but you likely won’t be the only one moving to or from Des Moines when you move.
Household moving companies work a bit differently than auto transporters in that they have to get directly to their customer’s home, which can be difficult if they have to get into a tight space to pickup or deliver goods for their customers. Des Moines may be younger than other major cities in the U.S., but there are areas that household moving companies may not be able to physically reach for whatever reason. If this is the case with your home, your moving company will likely work with a local mover, one with smaller moving trucks (more like U-Haul trucks as opposed to big 18-wheel semis) that can easily get into an area that an interstate moving truck cannot. Your mover is required by law to inform you if this has to happen as well.
If you are interested in household moving to Des Moines, Iowa, take a minute to visit our Household Moving Articles page and fill out our dedicated household goods transportation quote request form. When you do, you’ll have multiple free household moving quotes emailed to you within about an hour. If you are interested in getting household items and a vehicle transported, you can fill out our free auto transport quote request form and get both household moving quotes and auto shipping quotes emailed to you for free. If you have questions about our services, you can also contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.