Moving to Atlanta & Need A Shipping Company
Are you thinking of moving to Atlanta? It is the capital city of Georgia in the southern part of the USA. It experiences humid, hot summers with temperatures that rise as high as 38 degrees centigrade. During the winter temperatures can fall well below freezing.
The economy is made up of a variety of business services, IT and logistics. Media also plays an important role with TBS television network and CNN’s headquarters there.
The cost of living in Atlanta is relatively low compared to living in other US cities. This makes finding affordable accommodation less daunting than in other destinations.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Atlanta
Buying a property in Atlanta is generally a straightforward process. One of the most helpful things you can do is to secure the services of a reliable estate agent. These individuals will play a big part in the purchasing process and will be able to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Property prices vary depending on which neighbourhood you choose to live and how close to the city centre you will be. You can expect to pay approximately $2814 (£2018) per square metre to purchase a property in the centre. Outside of the centre it is much cheaper $1103 (£791).
If you decide to rent a home, as a guide monthly rent for a three bedroomed home in the city is approximately $2512 (£1802. On the outskirts, for a similar sized home, this falls to approximately $1622 (£1163).
The following site has a selection of properties of homes for sale or rent: http://www.coldwellbankeratlanta.com
Schools if moving to Atlanta
In most US states, children are required to attend school from the age of six or seven (generally, kindergarten or first grade) until they turn 18.
Due to the more than 30 colleges and universities located in the city, Atlanta is considered a centre for higher education. However, the majority of expats will choose an international school, especially if they only plan to stay in Atlanta for a few years. Students at international schools in the USA can be taught in English and a foreign language and can follow the curriculum back home. Good international schools can often have long waiting lists, so it is wise to apply well in advance.
The following site has a list of schools: http://www.schooldigger.com
Local Information if moving to Atlanta
When you first move to a new city, finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way.
Simply visit http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if moving to Atlanta
Expats will have no problem getting around Atlanta. It has an excellent public transport system run by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Buses and trains are clean, well maintained and punctual. However, the city does have a high crime rate. It would be wise to always be cautious and not to travel alone and to avoid high-crime at night.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Atlanta
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD). The US Dollar is broken down into 100 cents.
Banking is extremely competitive and the choice of services and rates can make deciding where to open an account confusing. It is often more straight forward to maintain an overseas account, open a US based account at the same bank and transfer money back and forth overseas.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm. Call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link below. Set up a free currency account and see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank.
International Removals If Moving To Atlanta
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