Moving from Tucson, AZ to Los Angeles, CA

Leaving the dessert for a milder climate has its advantages

With warm, sunny weather year-round and a strong Latino population base, Tucson and Los Angeles share some similarities. The single most striking difference is just how much bigger Los Angeles is in comparison. Use this resource to help prepare for your 485-mile move from Tucson to L.A. and find out how U-Pack can make the move easy.

L.A.: Plenty of sun with less intense heat than Tucson

As you know, Tucson is hot and dry. In L.A., you’ll experience a milder climate with cool breezes, beautiful sunny weather, proximity to the Pacific Ocean and an average of 35 days of rain per year. Summer highs here reach the low 80s while winter lows dip into the upper 40s.

Broad educational opportunities exist

Tucson has the second highest enrollment of any Arizona school district, offering students a variety of choices in types of institutions and curriculums. Almost all the Los Angeles public schools are operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District, which serves more than 600,000 students. Looking for a different path? The city’s 300-plus magnet schools add educational value by allowing students to specialize in a single field of study.

Become part of a massive economy

While Tucson is one of the top regions in the country for the aerospace and defense sector, Los Angeles represents the third largest economic center in the world with a gross income of over $700 billion per year. Its main economic drivers include international trade, entertainment, technology, petroleum and tourism.

Professionals are drawn to L.A. by several large international companies housed there. The city’s largest employers include: The City of Los Angeles, the University of California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Fox Entertainment Group and Northrop Grumman.

The leisure opportunities are endless

Tucson’s celebrated parks, resorts and world-class golf courses provide a vehicle for enjoying the area’s stunning natural beauty. But it’s hard to compete with the offerings of the second largest city in the U.S.

Los Angeles has one of the largest fine arts districts in the world, with one out of every six residents working in creative industries. World-famous restaurants, shopping centers, amusement parks (including Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios), theaters, museums and sporting events provide hours of entertainment for visitors and locals alike. You’ll never run out of fun things to do!

Move to L.A. from Tucson quickly and easily with U-Pack

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