Georgia Movers & Moving Services
Congratulations on deciding to move to Georgia! The state may be nicknamed the Peach State because of the abundant peaches that grow there, but you'll also enjoy knowing that living in Georgia is just plain peachy. Still, before you can really focus on Georgia's long-term benefits you'll need to focus on the present by making sure that you have the right Georgia movers lined up.
Choosing between different Georgia moving companies can be challenging, as there are so many options to choose from. Lucky for you, I've secured some great deals with some of my favorite Georgia movers, and I'm so happy to share these savings with you. Give me your moving information in the form above, and I'll have some great Georgia movers contact you to set up a meeting. Make sure to schedule at least three interviews with Georgia moving companies so that you can compare moving quotes, services and the attitude of each different company. You know how much I love a bargain, but I can tell you from personal experience that when moving, it's important to consider other factors. Meeting different Georgia moving companies will help you get a sense of which company you'd prefer to trust your possessions with. Of course, you should also ask each different Georgia mover for references so that you can confirm for yourself that you've made the right choice.
Once you've secured your Georgia movers you'll be able to think about life in your new state. Here are some important things to know before you move to Georgia:
- Macon, Dalton, Athens, Savannah and Atlanta are the most expensive cities in Georgia, so if you're planning on buying a home, make sure to budget appropriately.
- Hancock County is widely considered the poorest county in Georgia.
- Georgia is unique because it offers a statewide HOPE scholarship which is sponsored by the state lottery. Successful applicants will graduate college with a minimum 3.0 GPA and will attend a public state college or university. All state residents who meet these requirements are eligible for this stipend to cover tuition and the cost of books.
- If you plan on getting married in Georgia you may want to consider taking the state's FOCUS ON FOREVER premarital counseling course. Taking this course will entitle you to a reduction in the fee for your marriage license.
- A significant benefit of moving to Georgia is its convenient public transportation systems which is facilitated by the GRTA (Georgia Regional Transportation Authority). Each city also has its own accessible public transportation system.
- Likewise, over a dozen interstate highways make Georgia extremely accessible by car, and the state's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is one of the busiest passenger airports worldwide.
- The state sales tax in Georgia is 4% which is equal to the state sales tax in New York State but nearly half the state sales tax in California.
- State income tax in Georgia ranges from 1% to 6% depending on your income.
- Georgia's population is 70% Protestant. Still, Georgia offers many other religious opportunities for its residents, especially for Baptists, Methodists and Catholics.
- Georgia is the leading producer of peanuts, pecans and peaches in the nation.
- Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 in Atlanta, and the company's headquarters are still located in the city (this is a great place to take visiting relatives for a fun day trip).
Most importantly, when moving to Georgia it's important to look out for the southern charm that radiates throughout the area. Not only will you feel this warmth radiating from your Georgia movers, your new landlord and your grocery store clerk, but you shouldn't hesitate to embrace it yourself. After all, why not let your move to Georgia bring out the best in you?