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If you’re looking to make a move and open to various US locales, we’ve got some news that may help you make your decision. Each year, Travel + Leisuremagazine surveys its readers about their favorite cities around the globe. In this edition of the luxury publication’s World’s Best Awards survey, the focus was on the friendliness of each city’s residents.

Thirty cities worldwide made the cut  – and 10 of them are right here in the USA. As ranked by Travel + Leisure readers, they are:

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2.  Savannah, Georgia
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Asheville, North Carolina
  6. New Orleans, Louisiana
  7. Fort Worth, Texas
  8. Portland, Maine
  9. Minneapolis. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  11. Key West, Florida

If you’re currently in the Maryland or Washington DC area and planning a move to one of these amicable locales, McKendree Moving & Storage has you covered. Call 800-530-2626 to schedule a consultation.



For many parents of young children, moves to new cities can be prompted by a desire to provide the best possible for their kids. Low crime rates, proximity to grandparents and other extended family members, and high quality schools top the list of must-haves when deciding on new hometowns.

To help you make the best decision for you growing brood, McKendree Moving & Storage offers this list of the top 10 public school districts nationwide, as determined by StartClass, an online research resource that helps students, parents and educators mine their education options:

  1. Lake Oswego School District 7J in Oregon
  2. Mendham Township School District in New Jersey
  3. Hillsborough City Elementary School District in California
  4. Creighton Community Public Schools in Nebraska
  5. Lovejoy Independent School District in Texas
  6. Ottawa Hills Local School District in Ohio
  7. Jamestown Schools in Rhode Island
  8. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
  9. School District of Clayton in Missouri
  10. Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 in Illinois

If the state you’re considering isn’t listed above, see the full report here. And, if your plans include a move to or from the Washington, DC metro area, get started with a call to McKendree Moving & Storage at  800-530-2626.