Moving from Los Angeles, CA, to Atlanta, GA

Making a new home in the Capital of the New South

The word is out: Atlanta is no longer a sleepy Southern secret. Thanks largely to its blend of hospitality, natural beauty and urban sophistication, Georgia’s capital city has become one of the fastest-growing U.S. metros.

Are you considering an address change from L.A. to Atlanta? Find out why the ATL may be a great fit and learn how you can save on your long-distance move — while skipping the driving!

Not too hot, not too cold

Atlanta’s heat and humidity will clearly let you know you aren’t in L.A. anymore. But the weather is milder than in deeper parts of the South, with four distinct seasons, and temperatures rarely drop below freezing in the winter. All the better to take in a Braves game or get out and explore places like the BeltLine, the Chattahoochee River, and Stone Mountain.

Your money goes further in the ATL

Considering Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the country, you’d expect most other cities to have a lower cost of living. Atlanta qualifies; WalletHub ranked it the 15th most affordable big (300,000-plus population) U.S. city for 2023. The median home cost in Atlanta is just over $400,000, compared to $963,000 in Los Angeles, and the average rent is about $1,000 less in Atlanta ($2,080).

Finding fun is easy

With L.A.’s endless entertainment options, you might wonder how Atlanta compares. Atlanta ranks No. 4 on a recent WalletHub’s list of Most Fun Cities in America. From delicious dining and fascinating museums to elegant performance venues and lush green spaces, you will surely find your happy place.

Don’t expect a break from heavy traffic

Los Angeles (almost 13 million) and Atlanta (over 6 million) are two of the 10 largest metro areas by population in the country. That means traffic congestion is always in play. MARTA, Atlanta’s public transportation system, includes buses and a commuter rail network, but most Atlantans prefer to drive their own vehicles.

Pro tip: The best time to drive through Atlanta is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. That way, you can avoid the morning and evening rush hours. However, prepare for gridlock if you’re near a concert venue or big sporting event.

When you’re ready for a getaway, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has you covered. It’s the world’s busiest airport, offering over 1,000 flights per day to 225 domestic and international destinations.

Get a fresh start across the country with U-Pack

With U-Pack’s unique hybrid service, we work with you ensure an easy, stress-free long-distance move. All you do is pack and load, let us handle the driving, and meet your belongings at the new place! Through a network of nationwide service centers, we make long-distance moving easy.

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