- May 1, 2015
- Posted by: PJ Vaske
- Category: Auto Transport
All over the world, people recognize America as the land of opportunity. There are many cities here that people like to show off as the illustration of that moniker; New York, Dallas, and Chicago are just a few of these examples. But none of the major metropolises in the United States are as representative of opportunity as the City of Angels.
Los Angeles is always a city on the move, occupied by millions of people who fall into one of two categories: the underfoot types that have had their dreams squashed and now simply try to get by, and the success stories that are responsible for L.A’s reputation in the first place. Hopefully, you are a part of this second group with a hot career waiting for you. So here are some things you should know about Los Angeles before making the move here.
Is Traffic a Nightmare? Of Course!
But there is a reason that auto transporting is bigger here than anywhere else in the country. Unique to most of the other large cities, especially those in the Northeast, the car is essential to getting to and fro around Los Angeles. Nobody living here can survive without one. With a public transportation system that is notoriously ineffective, you will need a car transport company to help you get all your vehicles to your new home. Yes, comedians love to rag on L.A. traffic, but what other choice do you have?
But It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think.
Do not fret, though. L.A. freeways are a nightmare, practically on the same level of crowdedness as Houston, but you will rarely have to use them. One other thing that makes L.A. unique is that it’s not as much of a commuter town as you might think it is. Rather, the area is a mishmash of hundreds of different communities that are nicely self-contained and yet colloquially referred to as L.A.
What this means is that many communities have their own distinct economies that contribute to the overall wealth of the region. If you’re looking at farming opportunities, Alhambra or one of the other outlying suburbs is the place to be. If you’re in entertainment, the obvious location is Hollywood. If you’re in banking, you will be living in L.A. proper. You get the picture.
So when you are hiring an auto transporting company, it is a rather simple ordeal to find the right place you are looking for. Yes, getting there initially is a pain. But, you will find that once there, living is actually fairly simple.
This is because Los Angeles is known as a walker’s city. Many folks who live in these smaller communities only use their car sparingly to get to and from work, especially if they are in one of the large suburbs like Pasadena or Anaheim. But for the most part, they just walk. While we wouldn’t recommend selling all of your cars before coming here, it is quite possible that once you are settled into the daily routine, you will not rely on auto transporting for very long.
And Behind It All…
There are many other things about L.A. that truly are very charming. Once you get underneath the smog and heat, there is a vibrant with a tremendous amount of personality. Underneath the glitz and glamor, there is a down-to-earth feel that could be masking something extraordinary. Thrift shops and flea markets aplenty are located here, making Los Angeles a haven for collectors and knick knack buyers. It is also quite likely that inside that ugly looking strip mall, there is a 5-star restaurant just waiting to be unearthed.
You will learn how to save money both before and after you hire an auto transporting company to make the move there and you just might find that you live more comfortably than you might have initially thought. Just because L.A., and California in general have a reputation for keeping the poor poorer, while the rich get richer doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be unhappy here. For all you know, this decision might be the best decision you have ever made.
So if you are thinking of making the move to this car-centric town, do be sure to contact us and ask about our rates. We are willing to work with you to make your auto transporting experience a comfortable one as you move west to live among the angels.