Moving from Los Angeles, CA to Orlando, FL

Leaving The City of Angels for The City Beautiful 

More than 100 million people visit Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL, annually, and for good reason. These wildly popular cities are packed with things to see and do, great weather year-round, and they sit near beautiful coastlines. 

If you’re a Los Angelino about to become an Orlandoan, you’ll be pleased to learn there’s no shortage of opportunity and adventure 2,500 miles away in Central Florida. And you can get there quickly and affordably, saving your money and attention for all the fun things on your to-do list! Read on to find out how. 

Reach the beach before you know it 

If you enjoy L.A.’s beach scene, Florida won’t disappoint. Orlando is slightly inland but only an hour’s drive to the Atlantic Coast. World-famous Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach, a popular viewing spot for rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center, are the two closest beaches to Orlando. 

Fun fact: Florida has 360 miles of coastline with nearly 200 official beaches. 

Save while soaking up the sun 

U.S. News rated Los Angeles as the country’s second most expensive place to live (behind neighboring San Diego, CA). However, Florida has no state income tax, making it attractive to retirees and transplants of all ages. Orlando also has a significantly lower sales tax and unemployment rate than L.A., And if you’re house-hunting, Orlando’s median home value ($331,000) is one-third of L.A.’s. The median rent is also considerably less in Orlando. 

Nation’s theme park capital delivers much more 

Most of Orlando revolves around tourism and some of the top-rated amusement parks in the world, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. But if you’re looking for something a little different, here are some spots worth a visit: 

  • Kennedy Space Center 
  • Orlando Science Center 
  • Winter Park 
  • The Wheel at Icon Park 
  • Sea Life Orlando Aquarium 
  • Gatorland 
  • Amway Center (NBA’s Orlando Magic) 
  • Exploria Stadium (MLS’ Orlando City SC) 

Discover a diverse economy 

Like L.A., Orlando benefits from being a prime tourist destination. But also, like its West Coast counterpart, the city’s economy and job market are wide-ranging, with job opportunities in various sectors. The largest employers in the Orlando metro area include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, the University of Central Florida, Orlando International Airport, Publix Super Markets Inc., Orlando Health, AdventHealth and JetBlue Airways. 

Simplify your move from L.A. to Orlando and save with U-Pack 

With long-distance moves, it’s common to experience emotional and financial stress. The good news is that you can avoid it with a unique solution — U-Pack®. For over a quarter century, we’ve specialized in long-distance moves, making them easy and affordable thanks to our nationwide network of service centers. Contact one near you for a free quote today.