Moving from Atlanta, GA, to Austin, TX

Get in tune with your long-distance move to Austin

If you’re planning a move to Austin, TX, you aren’t alone. The state’s capital city has a population of 1 million and has been one of the nation’s fastest-growing large metro areas for the past several years. Along with the lack of a state income tax, Austin attracts transplants because of its warm climate year-round, diverse career and recreational opportunities, and a welcoming, fun-loving atmosphere.

Whatever brings you to Hippie Haven from Atlanta, GA, you’re in for an adventure!

Find a rhythm that resonates

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin hosts many festivals and concerts throughout the year, including the immensely popular South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits. Fans of just about any music genre — including Atlanta staples hip-hop and R&B — can find their favorite sonic blends blaring from venues throughout Austin.

The ATL’s climate is good prep for steamy Central Texas

While both cities have warm climates, Austin is typically hotter and more humid than Atlanta. Starting in May, an annual pastime among local weather forecasters is counting consecutive days with triple-digit temperatures. Spring wildflowers are a popular attraction, and severe weather is extremely rare. With winter lows only dipping into the 40s a few times per year, you won’t have to worry about bundling up.

Spending time outside is a way of life

If you find comfort in exploring the City in a Forest, you’ll be glad to know that Austinites also enjoy soaking up the sun in creative ways. Austin’s 250-plus parks offer plenty of options for swimming, kayaking, biking, hiking, fishing, and even caving!

Check out these popular spots if you’re wondering where to start:

  • Lady Bird Lake
  • Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • Mount Bonnell

Grab a bite — or several — to get a taste for Austin

Like Atlanta, Austin is a destination for foodies. Pro tip: track down a good breakfast taco, one of Austin’s most popular treats. It’s not hard to find them in various forms at many of the city’s local restaurants and food trucks. When you’re hungry for more, ask longer-tenured locals where you can find some good smoked brisket, chili, or Tex-Mex cuisine. Everyone has their go-tos!

Move with U-Pack and give your wallet a break

With so many fun things to do in Austin, why not save on your long-distance move from Atlanta? U-Pack can help! Contact a service center near you to find out how you can schedule a fast, affordable and hassle-free move at a DIY price.