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25+ Best Goodbye Messages for Someone Who Is Moving Away

25+ Best Goodbye Messages for Someone Who Is Moving Away

No one wants to hear that their favorite neighbor, friend, or colleague is moving away. After so many years of shared memories and seeing each other daily, hearing that someone is leaving can be tough, especially when you don’t know what to say to someone who is moving away.

Luckily, we’re here to take some of the pressure off when saying goodbye. Here are 25+ best goodbye messages for when you don’t know what to say to someone who is moving away.


What to say to someone who is moving away: goodbye messages for your neighbor

Is your neighbor moving away? Not sure what to say to someone who is moving away? Here are some messages that will help

01Bill, having you as my neighbor has been such a pleasant experience. I’ll miss having you over for barbeques and sharing a few cold ones.
My kids will also miss your wife’s tuna casseroles. Hopefully, we will still be able to get together like old times, despite the distance.


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02Angie, you have been such a good neighbor to us these past 7 years. You were the first one to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in, and since then, you’ve always been there to support us and lend a helping hand.
I hope that you will receive a similar welcome to your new home.


03I hope you will not let the distance between us turn us into strangers. I have grown very fond of you, and I am really going to miss my golfing buddy.


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04Although I am sad that you are going away, I am grateful for having known you for 17 years, and more importantly, for being your friend. I will never forget all our little talks and moments together, and I know neither will you.


05I hate saying goodbye, so instead I will say see you later to the best neighbors a woman could ask for. Keep being wonderful people, and blessings will continue to flow your way.


06You have been a tremendous influence on the lives of my children and me. You were there from the moment I brought Sarah to the hospital to give birth, to when I had to rush Andy to the hospital because of his high fever.
You were always at Billy’s soccer matches. When I think about the people I am most thankful for, you are always on that list.
I am so sad that you’re moving away, but I know that wherever you go, your kindhearted spirit will follow. So long, my neighbor and my very good friend.


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07I never imagined a day would come where I would look out from my porch and not see you there mowing your lawn, but that’s just how life is. Nothing is constant, and things change.
But, rest assured that our relationship will never change. Not even if you live on the other side of the world. As you leave this place, remember that, no matter how far you go, we will always be friends.


08Farewell, to a neighbor I can always depend on. That kind of thing is rare, and I never took it for granted.



09I think everyone in the neighborhood will agree that you moving away will create a void in our whole dynamic. We will miss all your jokes and casseroles dearly. But, more importantly, we will miss you and your family.


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What to say to someone who is moving away: messages for a good friend

Even though it might be your friend who is moving, you still might not know what to say to someone who is moving away. Check out these messages.

10Good friends are hard to find, but once the bond is strong, nothing can break it, not even distance. I hope this new city will hold more good friends and more adventures. All the best.


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11Having my best friend move to a new city is so hard for me to process. I just can’t imagine how you’re feeling, especially since your whole life is back here.
But, you’re an amazing woman, and you can fit in anywhere so it shouldn’t be hard for you to make new friends. Just remember to drop in on the ones you have here because we will miss you so much.


12I know you are moving away to chase your dreams, and New York is the perfect place to be, but I can’t help but feel sadness.
You have been my best friend for my whole life, and not having you here will be so weird for me.
I will find comfort in knowing that you’re taking steps towards your goals in life. I know you will visit me whenever you can.


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13I know I am going to miss you a lot, and I know you will feel the same. So, instead of being all gloomy let’s just cherish the time we have left together. Let’s be thankful for the memories we have already made.


14Moving to a new city is a big deal. I’m not sad that I won’t have you here with me, because I support your decision. I’m sad because I won’t be able to be there to help to tackle this new life.
But, I trust and believe you will be able to handle it, and if you ever need advice, just remember that your good friend is only a phone call away.


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15The best thing about having a good friend is that no matter where life takes us, we will always find a way to get back together. See you soon.


16Even though I’ve made jokes about you moving to a new city, the truth is I will miss my friend. Over the years, you’ve been more like a brother to me, and that’s something I would never want to lose.
Promise me you will always keep in touch, and we will visit as often as we can. That is the only way to keep our bond strong.


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17Even though this move to a new city might seem scary, think of it as a test of our friendship. In the end, we will prove to ourselves that our relationship is strong and our bond is unbreakable. Goodbye, but only for now.


18I heard someone say it’s easy for two strangers to become friends, but hard for two friends to become strangers. I never understood what that meant until you told me you were moving to a new city.
This message is not a goodbye, only an acknowledgment of what is about to happen. We will remain friends, regardless.



19I wrote this message a few times but ended up erasing it because I can never seem to put my thoughts and emotions into words. Then it occurred to me that I don’t need to do that because you moving to a new city is not goodbye.
It’s not the end of our friendship. It only means that I won’t be able to come over as often, and when I can, it’ll just take a few hours to get there.
I know you are sad, too. But cheer up. It won’t be that bad.


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20Goodbye, to a good friend that has been there for me for all these years. I would not trade you for the world!


21I am so happy for you about this new opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier that you are taking it. I know for a fact that you will succeed, and that this new city is yours for the taking.


22It is with a very heavy heart that I am saying goodbye to you because I still don’t want you to leave. Your whole life is here, and, more importantly, I’m here.
I know the decision isn’t yours, but I wish there was something I could do to change that. I’ll miss you deeply.


What to say to someone who is moving away: messages for a colleague

Saying goodbye to a colleague who is moving may be tricky, depending on the kind of relationship you shared. If you don’t know what to say to someone who is moving away, here are some messages that can help.

23They say your work aren’t your real friends. But, I beg to differ. Working alongside you for the past 6 years has built a relationship that can’t be explained.
All I know is, not having you here will take a lot of getting used to, and no one will be able to replace you. But I hope you adjust well to your new home in Australia.


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24You are about to embark on a once in a lifetime journey where you will learn about an entirely different culture and meet all new people. How could I be sad about that?
Have fun. Make the most of it, but remember to come back to the office for a visit every now and then.


25Even though I have only known you for 4 short months, you have helped to make me more comfortable in this workplace. You stepped in to help answer all of my questions, and you’ve been an incredible resource to learn from.
I will surely miss you when you leave. I am so glad that I have had this experience with you.



26When I learned that you were moving, my heart stopped. Who will I share a double chocolate chip muffin with on my lunch break? Who will cover my shifts when I have to be with the kids?
You’ve always been reliable, and I know you have my back no matter what. I have decided to stop being selfish and fully support you in your decision. Good luck, my friend, and safe travels.


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27I never knew it would be so hard to say goodbye to a colleague until I found out that you were moving. Your presence will be missed not only by me but by every member of the staff.
You have always been a beacon of light, even when we wanted to give up. You’ve fueled the fire that has helped to make this business successful.
I’d wish you luck, but I know you will do marvelous wherever life takes you. Goodbye, my friend.


28I wish you safe and pleasant travels to your new home. Remember to send me postcards when you can, and pick up a few T-shirts along the way.



If you have read this entire article, then you should know exactly what to say to someone who is moving away. Once you’ve mastered it, be sure to share it with someone else so they can know what to say to someone who is moving away, too.