Moving from Chicago, IL, to Atlanta, GA

Heading south to Atlanta

If you were blown away by what the Windy City of Chicago had to offer, you’ll be happy to know that Atlanta has a fun and vibrant culture all its own. Although its population of just under half a million residents may make Atlanta seem significantly smaller than Chicago’s nearly 2.75 million residents, according to the 2020 U.S. census, don’t let the numbers fool you! When you consider Atlanta’s metropolitan area of just over 6 million residents, you’ll find yourself in another environment with plenty of big-city opportunities. 

Travel made easy

If you travel domestically or out of the country for pleasure or have a job that keeps you on the go, you likely frequented one of the three international airports in or near Chicago. After your move to Atlanta, you’ll have easy access to the city’s international airport (and also the busiest one in the world!), Hartfield-Jackson, or to the smaller Peachtree Dekalb municipal airport to suit your air travel needs.

Railroad history in Atlanta

While Chicago was the nation’s railroad hub in the 1800s, Atlanta also has a rich train history. The Atlanta History Center has a permanent exhibit about the city’s locomotive beginnings beginning with the establishment of the Western and Atlanta Railroads in the late 1830s. The Center is also home to the Zero Mile Post, which once marked the railroad’s terminus. A replica marker and a plaque commemorating the historical significance were placed in the location once the original post was moved for preservation.

Atlanta is perfect for food fans

Missing those Chicago deep-dish pizzas? Don’t worry; you’ll find that Atlanta has tons of places to please your palate. From peach dishes to Southern homestyle cooking and multiple avenues to experience international cuisine, the city will surely have something to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Be sure to check out a restaurant that is also a landmark, The Varsity. The family-owned and operated drive-in restaurant is the largest in the world and has been in business since 1928 — so it must be good!

Get a quote to move south to Georgia

With U-Pack’s nationwide service centers and over 25 years of experience in out-of-state moves, we can get you from Chicago to Atlanta. We’ll handle driving your things so you can focus on packing, loading and unloading. Request your free, no-obligation online quote today or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. We’re available to help!