Moving from Atlanta, GA, to Los Angeles, CA

Head west and find your fit in the City of Angels

Coming from Atlanta, GA, to Los Angeles, CA, you’ll quickly notice some similarities — like cultural diversity, influential music and art scenes, endless entertainment options, warm weather, and busy roads. Eyeing a long-distance move to the Left Coast? We can help! We’ll share some things to consider, including the best way to move cross country.

Prepare to pay more for most things

Los Angeles is well known for its high cost of living — especially with housing — compared to a more affordable big city like Atlanta. But there are ways to stretch your dollars if you know where to look. Check out these resources highlighting the cheapest places to live in L.A. and the cheapest L.A. neighborhoods for renters.

Getting around takes time and patience

According to the Global Traffic Scorecard, Los Angeles and Atlanta rank among the top 10 U.S. cities with the worst traffic. While both cities have solid public transportation systems, L.A.’s Metro is more extensive than Atlanta’s MARTA. Even though it helps to have a car, you can manage without one, and many do.

Pursue careers in various fields

Atlanta and Los Angeles have strong job markets, but they differ in the dominant industries. Atlanta has a strong logistics, finance, and technology job market, while Los Angeles offers many entertainment, fashion, and aerospace opportunities. Interested in a maritime career? The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which include passenger and cargo terminals, employ 168,000 people combined and are the busiest ports in the country.

Homesick? Find fare that hits the spot

Are you losing sleep over driving a bulky moving truck 2,000 miles from Atlanta to L.A.? Let U-Pack handle the driving so you can rest easy! With our unique service, all you do is pack and load, and we’ll get your stuff to your new home in just a few days.

Check out our locations to find a service center near you and get a free, no-obligation quote today.