Amid strong economic and population growth, storage options are crucial in Atlanta

September 23, 2017

With people from all around the world moving to Georgia, and with economic growth surging, The Peach State, and Atlanta in particular, is poised to continue its ascent into the upper echelons of major U.S. destinations for families and businesses.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to declutter your house, or you’re a small-business owner seeking ways to optimize office space, SecurCare Self Storage in GA has affordable storage solutions for you all across the state. 

Population surging in the Peach State

Since 2010, Georgia has experienced 6.4 percent growth in population. In comparison, that’s nearly 2 percentage points higher than national population growth over the same time period.

“Metro Atlanta, especially, is seeing huge population growth.”

Metro Atlanta, especially, is seeing huge population growth. Residents are moving here in such large numbers, it’s hard to drive anywhere without seeing a road project, whether it’s an expansion or a new development. Over the past year, metro Atlanta added the fourth-most residents in the country, gaining a whopping 90,650 people. The region grew by 1.6 percent between 2015 and 2016. With a population of more than 5.7 million residents, the Atlanta area is the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the nation.

In fact, the seventh edition of the Penske Truck Rental 2016 Top Moving Destinations once again ranked Atlanta No.1. Hotlanta has taken the top spot in this annual ranking every year since its inception

So why is everyone moving to the Peach State?

The Georgia economy is booming

By nearly every estimate, Georgia is on track to notch some big economic numbers for 2017. From personal income growth to state gross domestic product, the state is showing all the signs of a thriving economy. 

Experts estimate Georgia’s GDP will outspace national growth at 3.2 percent, compared to 2.5 percent estimates for the country. This is 6 percentage points higher than the 2.6 percent GDP growth in 2016.

Personal incomes are steadily growing as well, rising by 5 percent as unemployment averages 4.8 percent for the year. 

As the capital and largest city in Georgia, business is bustling and the population is surging in Atlanta.As the capital and largest city in Georgia, business is bustling and the population is surging in Atlanta.

Inviting reasons people are flocking to Atlanta

In addition to the strong economy, one of the most popular reasons people move to Atlanta is the weather. With more than 200 days of sunshine per year in the city, the warm climate attracts more than just snowbirds looking to escape the winter. And unlike other Sun Belt cities, like Houston or New Orleans, Atlanta has an unexpectedly mild, minimally humid climate.

From a financial perspective, Atlanta also has an extremely affordable cost of living compared to other major metro areas. While this has gone up in recent years, it still beats out other big cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Like most major metro areas, Atlanta has plenty of jaw-dropping and fun-filled cultural amenities. Not only is it rich in history, but the city has embraced its status as a modern city.

From major sports teams like the Falcons of the National Football League, the Braves of Major League Baseball, the Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association, there’s always a great game happening in the city year-round.

With all strong economic and population growth, and great cultural amenities, Atlanta and the rest of Georgia are ready to welcome new residents and businesses. Those already living in the area or those who are planning to move here can take advantage of the numerous self storage options available from SecurCare Self Storage. From Marietta down to Morrow and from Monroe over to Dallas, SecurCare Self Storage in and around the Atlanta metro region meets all your storage solution needs.

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