Moving from Atlanta, GA, to Orlando, FL

Moving to a smaller city in the Sunshine State

When moving 440 miles south from Atlanta to Orlando, you’ll experience life in a smaller city. But Orlando isn’t exactly tiny. It has 307,573 people living in the city limits (and over 2.5 million in the metropolitan area), while Atlanta’s population is 498,715 (6.2 million in the metro), according to the 2020 U.S. Census.  

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect after relocating from the Peach State to the Sunshine State. 

Find familiar weather in Orlando

While you’ll notice warmer winter temperatures in Orlando than in Atlanta, you’ll find similar summer weather since both cities have a subtropical climate. Average temperatures are 52 to 91 degrees year-round in Orlando, while Atlanta’s temperatures typically vary between 35 and 89 annually.  

You might have seen a dusting of snow every now and then while living in Georgia, but snow is extremely rare in Orlando. Rainfall averages 52 inches per year in Atlanta and Orlando, so don’t forget to pack your rain gear! 

Family fun in Orlando

Tourists love Orlando's family-friendly attractions and theme parks like Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, Sea World Orlando,  Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. Are you dreaming of lying on the beach instead? Orlando is about 1-2 hours away from the closest white-sand beaches.  

The city has multiple restaurants, theaters, museums and galleries to suit your interests, and outdoor activities like hiking and biking are also popular. 

Other notable attractions include: 

  • Kennedy Space Center  
  • Museum of Illusions Orlando 
  • Orlando Museum of Art 
  • Orlando Science Center 

Enjoy a lower cost of living in Orlando

The cost of living in Orlando is lower than in Atlanta. Hospitality industry jobs are popular in the city, and there are also employment opportunities in aviation, health care, technology and video game development. Plus, unlike Georgia, Florida has no state income tax, so you’ll get to keep more of your take-home pay. 

Orlando has 100 public schools and over 200 private schools for grades K-12. There are nine colleges and universities for higher education. 

Ready to make your move to the Sunshine State?

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