What to Do Before Moving to Atlanta
Those moving to Atlanta must be excited; Atlanta is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the United States, and did I mention welcoming too? You’ll find the Southern hospitality in full swing in Atlanta. If you have decided to make a long distance move to Atlanta, there is undoubtable a lot on your mind. You have checklists, notes, and plans. You’ve probably read more than a few blogs outlining good practices and some tips and tricks to make your long distance move more efficient and safe. If you haven’t yet looked online or defined a plan and this is the first blog you’ve landed on, then you are in luck. The All My Sons Atlanta blog has some fantastic articles about moving, and there’s plenty of information available to the serious long distance mover.
Through it all, make sure you stay upbeat and maintain your sense of excitement. There is a lot to look forward to and an entire adventure to be had. You’re guaranteed to see, taste, and experience things you never have before, and you are going to make a new home for yourself. And so, with all that in mind, here is the All My Sons checklist of what to do before moving to Atlanta:
Atlanta Routes – Find out about your new neighborhood. Where are the closest convenience stores, how do you get to the highway, and where’s the bank? Take a look at Google maps and see where your new home fits in the surroundings. If you are not the researching type, take a day during the first week you arrive in Atlanta and drive around. Just at a leisure pace, allow yourself to get a little lost before pulling out the GPS.
Atlanta Culture – Moving to Atlanta is more than just taking your belongings from one spot to the other. Take some time to immerse yourself in the culture. Check out the All My Sons Atlanta blogs for some great articles on the Atlanta social life for new residents.
Financials – Take the time to budget yourself and make sure that you account for not only the change in home prices, but also the cost of living. It’s a good idea to look into the average household income of your neighborhood, as that will give you a good idea of how expensive the area is.
Transportation in Atlanta – Time to decide whether it’s better to take your car, sell it and buy a new one in Atlanta, or rely on public transportation. The city has more access to public transport than the outer areas, so this decision will rely on your neighborhood. And depending on your car, you might want to sell and purchase a used car when you arrive. Whatever you decide, refer to the third point and make sure the financials make sense.
Atlanta long distance movers at All My Sons wish you all the best in this great city!