Moving from Dallas, TX, to Atlanta, GA

Moving to a smaller “big” city

While Atlanta does have a smaller population than Dallas (498,715 vs 1,304,379 according to the 2020 U.S. Census), when you compare the metropolitan populations of the two areas (7.5 million in Dallas to 6.1 million in Atlanta), you’ll find the smaller city is still big enough to offer tons of opportunities for new residents. Let’s explore more Atlanta, Georgia features before you make the move from Dallas

Outdoor recreation in the Peach State

In Atlanta, outdoor enthusiasts can trek through one of the city's 343 gardens, nature reserves and parks covering over 3,600 acres. Golf and tennis are popular in the town, so you won’t have trouble finding a place to practice your skills. Here are some fun outdoor attractions you won’t want to miss: 

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden 
  • Centennial Olympic Park 
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 
  • Grant Park (the oldest city park in Atlanta and home to Zoo Atlanta) 
  • Piedmont Park 

Cheer on new sports teams

If you’re a sports fan and enjoyed Dallas Cowboys football in Texas, you can cheer them on when they play the Atlanta Falcons in Georgia. The city is also home to three other major sports teams, the Atlanta Braves (MLB), the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Atlanta United FC (MLS). You’ll also find plenty of college teams and less common sports like lacrosse and rugby in your new home state of Georgia.

Atlanta’s cost of living and job market

The cost of living in Atlanta is a bit higher than the national average, just like in Dallas, but fortunately, the unemployment rate is low. The city has many career opportunities among Fortune 500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines Inc., The Home Depot and UPS. Atlanta also has healthy job markets in entertainment, healthcare and higher education.

Ready to make a new home in the Peach State?

U-Pack® can help you relocate to Georgia. We’re a DIY moving service with over 25 years of experience in long-distance moving. You’ll take care of the packing, loading and unloading, and we’ll handle all the driving right to your door or one of our service centers. Request your free online quote today or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.