Moving from Baltimore, MD to Atlanta, GA
Going from Charm City to the Big Peach
You know that Baltimore is known for the harbor views, distinct culture and Johns Hopkins Hospital. But what about Atlanta? While many people come through the international airport, it’s so much more than a hub city. It’s full of interesting neighborhoods, a growing economy, sports teams, and trees. Yes, trees. It’s called the “city in a forest” because of the widespread tree canopy covering much of the city. If you’re planning a move from Baltimore to Atlanta, here are some other things you will find.
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What to expect on the drive
There are around 675 miles between the two cities, which will come out to approximately 12 hours on the road. That indeed defines a long-distance move! If you’re not in a hurry to get to Atlanta, take some time to stop at the Maymont in Richmond, VA. Walk through this 100-acre estate, which includes a mansion, gardens and farm. Looking for a little more adventure? Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, NC, actually is in two states, with a portion of the park in South Carolina! The most popular ride is Fury 325, which drops you 95 mph down a 325-feet plunge through S-curves and under a pedestrian bridge.
The world is at your fingertips
One of the biggest benefits of living here is having easy access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. You’re literally one ticket away from just about anywhere in the world. If you don’t want to leave town, you can still explore through one of the city’s many museums. For example, the Coca-Cola Museum serves soft drinks from around the world, giving you a taste of more than 60 countries, including odd flavors like pine nut, blackcurrant and mint.
Snow is a thing of the past
The overall climate and average temperature in Atlanta aren’t much different from Baltimore. Both have warm to hot summers and cool winters. Atlanta may be more humid and have more thunderstorms. But one main difference is that it only snows around once a year here. Ice accumulation is more common than snow. And any sort of winter weather will likely cause traffic issues because drivers and street crews are not as equipped to handle it as they are in Baltimore.
So many things bring about the feeling of Southern hospitality in the ATL. You’ll notice the warm feeling from strangers who give a quick wave or nod as you pass them. But it’s also in the soul food, local blues and jazz music, and historic architecture. Get a taste for local eats like Paschal’s Famous 1947 Fried Chicken, the cheese straws from the Swan Coach House or the homestyle cooking at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. But it’s not all old-school charm. There are up-and-coming hip spots in neighborhoods like Midtown and Eastside and modern skyscrapers. When it all comes together, it makes Atlanta a unique place to call home.