Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Depending on what you do for a living, you might find yourself needing to travel for work. Some of those assignments can be long enough in term so that housing becomes a real issue. It can get prohibitively expensive to live out of a hotel — at least, the kind of hotel where you wouldn’t mind living.
Sometimes it isn’t work-based. There are times when you just have to be someplace else. Life is messy and complicated. You might need to get away from the toxicity of your social circle and leaving town is the only way to do it. In a one-horse town, you are going to be bumping into your Ex quite a lot.
There is also the matter of opportunity. Small towns are often the hardest hit during times of economic downturn. It is not just that you are out of work, but that the prospects to find more work are somewhere between slim and none where you are. You might not know exactly where to go. You just know you have got to find someplace else to be as fast as possible. Here are a few ways to make that transition: