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10 Things to Know before Moving to Atlanta

Almost half a million residents enjoy the lively hustle and bustle of Atlanta, the Peach State’s capital. There’s never a shortage of things to do, from the active nightlife downtown to the historic Fox Theater; family friendly, fun venues like the Coca-Cola Museum and sporting events for the Atlanta Braves and Falcons fans, one thing’s for sure — you’ll never be bored. To fully prepare yourself before hiring a full service movers, consider these 10 factors:

 

  1. Rental Prices
    Despite the cost of renting in Atlanta having slowly increased over the past few years as the housing market recovers, rental prices are still lower than other major cities like Chicago and New York.
  2. Top Employment
    Atlanta has the fourth highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, which works in your favor when looking for employment opportunities.
  3. Expansive Freeways
    Atlanta has many freeways running in and out of town to help you get around. However, keep in mind that traffic can get backed up around the city, especially during rush hour, which typically starts around 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m., and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  4. Biking
    If you can’t get enough of biking, then you’re in luck, as Atlanta is becoming a more bicycle-friendly city as we speak. Within the next couple years, the city is expected to double all of its bike lanes.
  5. Higher Education
    Atlanta is home to many prestigious colleges and universities. Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Mercer University all offer great options for those who yearn to learn.
  6. It’s All About Real Estate
    The real estate market in Atlanta is rebounding. With increased demand from homebuyers, some houses are now selling in less than two months. If you plan to buy a house in Atlanta, you’ll likely be able to sell it at an even higher price the next time you’re looking for a change of scenery.
  7. Suburban Sprawl
    Atlanta offers the best of both worlds in the way of neighborhood capacity. The city has recently started to focus its construction efforts upward instead of outward, so city dwellers will find themselves at home in the heart of action. If you love the energy of the city but want an escape when you come home, consider moving to a neighborhood with a more suburban feel — such as Lenox or Ansley Park.
  8. Sports
    Face paint, jerseys, the whole yards! Prepare to get swept up in the sports craze that unifies this city. Atlanta has six professional sports teams (most notably the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks) sure to keep every sports fan cheering on the edge of their seats.
  9. Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Atlanta is one of the best cities in the United States for start-up businesses, which is no surprise since Georgia ranked second in a survey on states with the most growth in business.
  10. Mild Climate
    Atlanta enjoys four distinct seasons which offer the perfect amount of variety. Snowfall totals each year are minimal and residents enjoy sunshine 60% of the time.

 

Atlanta is a thriving city, filled with opportunities — now it’s up to you to take advantage of all that the city has to offer so when the movers leave you in your new place you’ll know exactly where you want to start exploring.

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