Moving from Philadelphia, PA, to Atlanta, GA

Leaving Philly? Discover how sweet life can be in The Big Peach

Two of the largest metro areas in the country — Philadelphia, PA, and Atlanta, GA — offer their residents lots of bang for the buck. Each is steeped in American history and packed with diverse cultural, food and entertainment options. And for big cities, they’re relatively affordable.

So, what can you expect when moving 800 miles southwest from Philadelphia to Atlanta? Pick up some tips for settling into your new city and learn how U-Pack can save you time and money on your long-distance relocation.

Enjoy exploring Atlanta’s unique attractions

Millennials comprise 25 percent of Atlanta’s population of 500,000 and help bring a vibrance to everyday life in this fast-growing region. A great way to get to know Atlanta — and your fellow residents — is by checking out popular attractions. Here’s a baker’s dozen to start:

  • The Atlanta BeltLine
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
  • The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Trap Music Museum
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Buford Highway
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Krog Street Tunnel

Seeking that same adrenaline rush you get as a passionate Philadelphia sports fan? Atlanta has five professional teams to cheer on, a variety of motorsports offerings at Atlanta Motor Speedway and serves as the host city for the PGA Tour Championship.

Bask in the ATL’s mild year-round climate

Snow and freezing temperatures are rare in Atlanta, so get ready to ditch most of your cold-weather gear! Atlanta’s summers are hot and humid, but you’ll also experience four distinct seasons and more than 200 sunny days annually, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Prepare for urban sprawl in the Capital of the South

Philadelphia is the sixth-largest city in the country, but it’s also one of the most walkable major cities. A robust public transit system also makes car ownership optional in the City of Brotherly Love. Atlanta, however, is much more spread out and not nearly as walkable. While the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid

Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Atlanta Streetcar offer viable public transit options, driving is still the easiest way to get around, as evidenced by the famous traffic congestion. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for your commute.

Move with U-Pack and focus on fun in the sun

Did you know there’s a happy medium between DIY and full-service moving? Find it with U-Pack! With our unique hybrid service, you pack and load while we do the driving. Check out our coverage area to learn more about where we service, and get a free quote.