Moving from Atlanta, GA, to New York City, NY
Trading peaches for the Big Apple
Are you ready for a fast-paced lifestyle? New Yorkers are always on the go, so you’ll never have to worry about finding something to do! Moving from Atlanta means adjusting to life in a significantly larger city.
In fact, New York City has a population of over 8.8 million people within city limits and more than 20 million in its metropolitan area, which makes it the largest city in the U.S. You’ll notice the change over Atlanta’s nearly 500,000 people (6.1 million in the metro area) since NYC is more densely populated as well, with its city population spread out over 300 square miles.
Life in NYC
New York City is among the most diverse cities in the U.S., with people from all over the world. You’ll likely encounter different cultures and backgrounds in your neighborhood and on the job. While the cost of living in New York City is much higher than in Atlanta, the job market is also strong, with many salaries above the national average.
Careers in entertainment, finance, hospitality and publishing are common, and many Fortune 500 companies have offices in the city, including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer and Verizon.
Things to do and see in the city
Known as “The City That Never Sleeps,” it’s true that there’s always something to do in New York City. And with the city’s extensive public transportation system — including buses, a subway system, taxis, ferries and even rentable city bikes — it’s easy to get around whether you’re going to work or looking for entertainment.
From Broadway shows to shopping in SoHo or Fifth Avenue, there is something for everyone in the city. Here are some other sites and attractions you won’t want to miss:
- 9/11 Memorial and Museum
- American Museum of Natural History
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Central Park
- Empire State Building
- Met Museum
- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- Top of the Rock
How’s the weather?
In NYC, yearly temperatures typically stay between 28 and 85 degrees. Winters are cold, snowy and windy, while summers are warm, humid and wet. You can expect a lot more snowfall than you were used to in Atlanta (less than 3 inches annually) since New York City averages 25 inches per year, so it might be time to shop for a new winter coat and snow boots!
U-Pack can move you to the City That Never Sleeps
U-Pack® is an excellent choice for your long-distance move to New York City. We’re a self-moving service with service centers all over the U.S. You’ll handle the packing, loading and unloading, and we’ll take care of transporting your things.