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Valuable information for your cross country move to Atlanta

If you are considering relocating to Atlanta, you are probably looking for your Atlanta movers. Look no further - Cross Country Moving Company is at your service. We will provide you with the best moving assistance at reasonable prices. But before you give us a call, read on to find out more about Atlanta, Georgia.  

The Weather

Atlanta weather is pretty mild and we experience all four seasons. Floods, hail and tornadoes are extremely uncommon and earthquakes are too mild to be relevant. Summers are warm but enjoyable. Winters can get pretty cold, but snow in the city is rare. So before you move to Atlanta make sure to pack your winter clothes as well as your summer ones.


Atlanta is one of the greenest major cities in the states. New York City has Central Park, but Atlanta has Piedmont park. It’s great for all sorts of activities, having a picnic, cycling, jogging or taking your dog for a walk. Another park you might find interesting is the Centennial Park. It was built for the Summer Olympics in 1996. It hosts Music at Noon and Wednesday WindDown, a free lunchtime concert series which you can go to every Wednesday in the summer. You can get informed about all events and more on Centinnial Park’s website .While you’re in the park, why not go across the street and visit the World of Coca-Cola , or the fantastic Georgia Aquarium , the biggest aquarium in the western hemisphere.

Getting around

While living in a big city usually means having a choice between public transport and driving, most people in Atlanta will tell you that they couldn't do without their cars. Ironically, those same people will complain about the rush hour traffic in Atlanta. Public transportation is mostly limited to the I-285. If you are moving to an area of the city that is not close to this Interstate, you will have to take the car. That being said, if you don't plan to go out of the I-285 circle often, public transportation may be the right option for you. Head to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) website , where you can find maps, routes, schedules, and a trip planner that will do all the work for you.

Choose Your Neighborhood

Atlanta is the No.1 moving destination in the States and it has been for years now. This comes as no surprise, as it is an amazing product of a compromise between the lively urban pace and quiet suburban life. Atlanta is huge, and since traffic is a significant problem here, you might want to chose your neighborhood carefully. In order to make that task easier for you, we have compiled a list of neighborhoods you might find appealing:
The Old Fourth Ward  - a neighborhood wrapped in history. It is well-connected by public transport and has various opportunities for outdoor activities.
The Buckhead District  - a wealthy area and a major financial center. Consisting of several smaller neighborhoods, Buckhead has a developed public transport system and several schools with good reputation.
Midtown ( - a neighborhood located at the very heart of the city. Moving here means being a walking distance away from numerous major employers, such as EarthLink, Coca-Cola, and Cartoon Network.
Ormewood Park  - one of the best neighborhoods to raise children in. It is mostly populated by young professionals and their families with school-age children. 

Decide if you want to buy or rent

This is always a hard question to answer. In general, it is cheaper to buy than it is to rent in Atlanta, but ultimately it will depend on your circumstances, such as the neighborhood you choose, the amount of money you have for a down payment, your credit rating and probably the most important one - how long you are planning to live here.
You should check out Trulia’s Rent vs Buy tool  to see which option is the best for you.

Finding a job

If you’re not moving because of that awesome high-paying job that you just scored, it is important to think about finding a job in Atlanta. You will be happy to know that Atlanta has some great employment opportunities to offer. Sixteen Fortune 500 companies are located here, so you may be able to get a good job in one of the best companies in the world. However, if working for someone else is not your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to know that Atlanta is considered one of the top cities for entrepreneurs.


In every major city in the US you will find a wide variety of food and Atlanta is no exception. All the cuisines you can imagine, from all corners of the world, from food trucks to five-star restaurants can be found here, so go out there and enjoy some southern hospitality.
We recomend that you check out the Travel Channels Best Eats in Atlanta  as well as David Rutter's answer to What do Atlanteans eat

Entertainment and Sights

When it comes to entertainment, you can expect to find the usual things you will come across in any other major city, such as bars and clubs. However, in addition to that, there are concerts, festivals and conventions like DragonCon, Atlanta Film Festival, Music Midtown, Dogwood Festival and much more.
As for the sights, there's the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Zoo, Martin Luther King Center and all the other places tourists always visit. Most locals would much rather visit the High Museum Of Art, Atlanta Botanical Gardens or the beautiful Stone Mountain Park.

There are many more things to say about Atlanta, such as that it is one of the top cities for shopping in the US, or that it is considered the nation's fast food capital, or that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest one in the USA, but we hope that we have covered the most important things to get you more comfortable with your big move, and we wish you good luck. And if you need help moving here, contact Cross Country Moving Company. Our professional movers and packers will make sure that your move goes by as smoothly as possible.

We move you anywhere within the USA

Cross Country Long Distance Movers are one of the top rated moving companies in the United States. If you are relocating to or from Atlanta and are looking for reliable relocation services, then Cross Country Movers will be glad to help. We have an exceptional reputation for providing the best services possible and aim to give you a stress-free, safe and impeccable move.
auto transport
We know how stressful driving long distances can be, whether it is for relocation purposes or other reasons. That is why we offer the best professional auto shipping services. With us, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be safe throughout its trip.
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We offer affordable cross country moving prices that depend on several factors. These include the size of your home or business, the number of items being moved, and the location of your destination. With Cross Country Movers, you won’t have to worry about any hidden fees and charges. We will provide you with a flat price estimate depending on your exact inventory.
Our movers have been trained to pack items professionally and efficiently. We use high-quality moving boxes and other types of customized containers to ensure that all your belongings are fully protected. Whether it is your dishes, chairs, gadgets, or artwork that you need packed, our professional packers can do it. 
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