7 Reasons To Move To Your Dream City

#1 You want to move for a reason. Your dream city might hold a certain industry or career you’re looking for, but more often than not it’s about how the area makes you feel. There’s something about it that inspires you. While some don’t understand wanting to move somewhere for no other reason than “I love it there”, it’s actually really important to love where you live. It probably offers you a lot in the emotional fulfillment department such as more nature trails, more things to do, a culture you can relate to, good economy, more events, amazing views, or better job opportunities.

#2 You’ll never know how it feels to live there until you do. It’s good to have dreams, but nothing is more satisfying than making them come true. Maybe your dream city will be everything you hoped it would be, or maybe it won’t be what you expected. It’s great to try new things and live in different areas if it makes you happy to do so.

#3 You will regret not going. Before I moved to my dream city, I read an article about people’s biggest regrets on their death bed and the themes that stuck out to me were that many people didn’t go for that thing they really wanted to do or they didn’t get to travel to the places they wanted to go. If you really want something, you should go for it. It doesn’t mean you’ll stay there forever (or maybe you’ll never leave again). It also doesn’t mean you’re leaving people behind – you can keep in touch with your family and friends while living out your dream.

#4 It’s okay to grow up and move on with your life. Some people never live more than an hour away from their hometown and that’s totally fine if they’re happy. Other people are more adventurous and like to travel or try living in different places. We’re all unique and it’s okay if you want to live somewhere different from where you grew up. You can still visit and stay in contact. The leaving may be hard at first and people will miss you (as you will miss them), but your happiness and autonomy is important, too. Life is meant to be experienced.

#5 Your happiness is important. How we spend our day-to-day life is very important. You want to be in an area where you feel happy, at peace, and able to do the things you want to do. For some, that’s just down the road from where they grew up, for others it’s going to be somewhere further away. If living in a certain place makes you happy, that’s what’s important.

#6 You’ll find things out about yourself that you might have never known otherwise. I felt like I truly grew up and became the real version of myself when I came to my dream city – which was the ultimate goal when I started traveling. The stops along the way were beautiful, scenic, and offered something beneficial to my experience, but I flourished in my final destination – the west coast city of my dreams. There’s some things you can only discover about yourself when you’re away from home making your own life. Living in a place you once dreamed of can be such an enriching experience that builds character and gives you a sense of fulfillment.

#7 Moving Isn’t Always Permanent

More often than not, we won’t stay in the same place forever. Some people travel or move to different places depending on job needs or if their significant other needs to relocate. For that reason, it’s totally okay to try living in your dream city. It may or may not be a permanent move. It’s always a good idea to see for yourself.



  1. I didn’t move to a city, more I moved because both my children moved out. One moved about a two hour drive away, because of the house prices being cheaper. The other rented a property with his friend. I’m glad I moved in one instance, because I wouldn’t have written my play if I didn’t, but I miss family. My son now lives with us, with his friend (during Covid a house sale fell through). I’m not sure I would like city life.

    • Or I suppose it would be better worded “reasons to move to your dream place”. I suppose not everyone minds where they live. It’s a little more important to some. I’m glad you found somewhere closer to your kids and with cheaper prices.

  2. There are so many factors going into deciding where you want to live, family, work, friends, dogs, climate, and also where you are allowed to live. I think Toronto is a beautiful city and I think Switzerland is a beautiful country, but I can’t move to those places because I am not Canadian or Swiss. I think it is very difficult to decide what is my dream city. I think I’ll stay in Dallas even though it leaves much to be desired. However, I think your seven points were very good points to think about. You are lucky to have a dream city and be able to live there.

      • No I won’t disregard it. It is still thoughtful analysis interesting reading. And who knows? Sometime in the future my wife and I might be more flexible and then I will come looking for this post again. It might be next decade though.

      • I appreciate you reading it.😊 I’m sure you’ll get to make some amazing changes once you’re empty nesters. There’s something to be said for the settled life. Heaven knows I’m ready for it after this epic adventure. 🤣

  3. I think we always regret what we don’t do more than what we do. At least that’s how it has been for me. So yes, people should move to their dream city and live their best lives. It’s completely possible that they would love it there 🙂

  4. Thanks, Sara for this wonderful article! I’m planning to move out to a new place and I’m really hesitant about the idea. However, reading your blog pushes me to stay true to what I want to do with my life and go after them.


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