Use the noun relocation to describe moving from one place to another, like a family's relocation that forced them to leave behind old friends but gave them the opportunity to make new ones in a different city.

When you look at relocation you notice the word locate, which comes from the Latin word locus, meaning "place." Then look at the affixes — re- means "again" and -ion means "the act of." When you put it all together, relocation means "the act of placing again." If you refer to your relocation, you're describing putting yourself in a new place.

Definitions of relocation
  1. noun
    the act of changing your residence or place of business
    synonyms: move
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    a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns
    type of:
    the action of changing something
  2. noun
    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    synonyms: resettlement
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    type of:
    conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
    the act of moving something from one location to another
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