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Moving From Los Angeles to Orlando

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  1. Smaller City with The Big City Vibe
  2. Moving From Los Angeles, CA to Orlando, FL
  3. Protect Yourself From Rogue Movers
  4. Weather
  5. Transportation
  6. Education
  7. Cuisine
  8. Costs to Move to Orlando From L.A. 
  9. Moving Authority Has Resources to Help

1. Smaller City with The Big City Vibe

If you like to live in a big city, then you have probably enjoyed your time in Los Angeles. You will be happy to know that Orlando has a similar vibe to Los Angeles. However, the population of Orlando is much, much smaller than that of LA. This means that Orlando can maintain a big-city feel without feeling overcrowded. The city also boasts a rich culture, amazing people, and wonderful sights to see.

2. Moving From Los Angeles, CA to Orlando, FL

This move is a good case study for what it is like to complete a cross country move. If you are relocating to Orlando from Los Angeles, then you are literally moving as far across the country as possible. The overall travel time for a move of this nature will be quite large. In total, it should take about 45 hours for the moving truck to reach Orlando. If you are driving your own vehicle, expect it to take about 6 hours less. The distance between CA and FL is 2,500 miles. All of this means, of course,  is that you want the best moving cross country services for your move.The drive may seem very long, but you will be passing through some very unique and famous cities along the way.

3. Protect Yourself From Rogue Movers

If you are planning to move this distance, you want to head the cheapest cross country moving services, as they may not be operating legally. With Moving Authority you can find some of the most reputable long distance moving companies that are legal and affordable according to your budget. Before starting the process of moving long distance, you should do some research on cross country moving companies along with the services they offer. Remember, don't immediately jump to the cheap cross country moving companies.

4. Weather

Los Angeles California weather has always been known to show off some of the best that California has to offer in terms of weather. The weather in Orlando will differ from Los Angeles, but not by much. Orlando is very humid but is still sunny year round, much like LA. Summer temperatures rise to triple digits, while temperatures in winter months can fall to the mid-40s. There is also a mild hurricane risk to take into consideration when moving to Orlando. Since there has never been snow in Orlando, you can move during winter without worrying about that.
 
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5. Transportation

Public transportation has never been the strong point of Orlando city living.If you are used to and reliant on public transportation in LA, you may have to get used to different forms of public transit. There is an Amtrak system that transports people between major cities in Florida. There is also a public bus service, known as LYNX, that transports people to and from Orlando and neighboring counties. If you like to get yourself around the city, then you should have no problem with driving in Orlando. Getting your car there is easy with Moving Authority Auto Transport. The city or Orlando is surrounded by many major highways. This will make it easy for you, as well as your moving crew, to make it to your new home.

6. Education

If you are moving with kids, then you are probably concerned with the school system that they would be transferring into. You can rest assured knowing that the transition will not be very difficult for them. The Orlando and Los Angeles school districts are very similar. However, there are only 200,000 children in the Orlando School District, while the LA School District has 800,000. There are many schools in the Orange County District, which is the school district that Orlando is part of. There are 120 elementary schools, 35 middle schools, and 19 high schools. If your child was not enrolled in a public school before your move to Orlando, then you can also enroll them in one of the many great public school options. If you are in search of higher education of yourself or your older child, there are also a lot of higher learning institutions in the Orlando area.

7. Cuisine 

Los Angeles has always been known for its variety of dining choices. However, Orlando also offers more than enough different kinds of food and dining options to fit every pallet. There are plenty of restaurants to make your dining experience enjoyable.
 
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8. Costs to Move to Orlando From L.A. 

Moving across the country does not have to break the bank. In fact, it can actually be much cheaper than usual, given that you use the right tools. Moving Authority's Moving Cost Calculator can give you an estimate for your move based on just a few pieces of information. When moving from LA to Orlando, there are bound to be a few unexpected costs. This is typical of any move. Keep in mind that you will probably have to stay in a hotel overnight, as well as spend money on all of your meals for a few days. All of these costs can add up if you don't manage expenses. Just be sure that you are spending wisely, so you aren't hit with a massive bill at the end of the moving process.

9. Moving Authority Has Resources to Help  

If you are still not sure about moving to Orlando, then Moving Authority is here to help. Our site offers everything you need to know about cross country moving, as well as price estimates and customer service. Moving interstate can be stressful but it doesn't have to be negative like your previous moves because we can provide you with many resources to keep on your moving cross country budget with the right 

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