corsia logo

Moving from Los Angeles to Seattle

Moving from Los Angeles to Seattle

In popular psychology, people are often described as introverts or extroverts. But you would never expect that to apply to entire cities, right? Well, Los Angeles and Seattle might just be the only exceptions. In the one corner, you have the land of unlimited self-expression, and in the other the nerdy city of tech giants.


moving from New York to Seattle


Of course, these are just stereotypes, but they do hint at the cultural climate within both places. And when you dig at the details, more things come up!

In this post, we will explore some important things to know before moving from Los Angeles to Seattle and cover some logistics to make the transition easier. That includes tentative moving costs, as well as shipping a car from Los Angeles to Seattle.

What to know before moving from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Though both places are on the West Coast, they do not share many other similarities. Still, some do exist. Both are big, nuance-filled, and expensive cities. Plus, they draw in ambitious people who live for the hustle culture. But then come the differences.

Of course, you know about the weather. However, people have been noting that with rising temperatures, Seattle has been growing more attractive in recent years. That makes it a good long-term choice for many folks.

Another great thing about Seattle has to do with its nickname – Emerald City. Do you know what stands behind it? The city is covered in green! If Los Angeles can brag about its almost year-round sunny weather, Seattle comes on top with plant vibrancy right within the city.

As far as the cost of living goes, both places trade blows. When you ultimately draw the line though, they come out nearly identical. That being said, statistically, you are more likely to have a higher salary in Seattle, which makes the relative expenses much more affordable. But there is a caveat – the job market in the Emerald City can be a limiting factor for many.

Would you rather live in Los Angeles or Seattle?

Aside from the factors mentioned above, here a few differences that you should also take into account.

Job diversity

Since Los Angeles has about 6 times the population of Seattle, it also allows for more auxiliary services. That makes side hustles much more prominent there. You can also meet more people from different walks of life. Speaking of which…


Seattle has been known for having highly educated, but also fairly introverted citizens. They are not cold, it’s just that everyone has their own thing going, making fitting in more difficult for an extrovert. However, it also sports heavy gaming and book cultures. So if that interests you, finding your group may not be a challenge, after all.

Quality of life

This largely depends on your preferences. The Emerald City has a very smart, compact design and feels very future-oriented. It does have bad traffic, but you can also not be that dependent on it.

These facts should give you a good idea of what to expect. If you are already exploring your moving options, make sure to check out the official resources for rent in Seattle.

How much does moving from Los Angeles to Seattle cost?

This almost a 1,000-mile moving trip can end up costing you a pretty penny. If you are moving out of a single-bedroom apartment, set aside at least $2,500. Should you need packing services, prepare to pay about $1,000 more.

Every other bedroom in your place will also take another thousand and can go even higher depending on your situation. You may get a cheaper service if you squeeze your move during the winter, due to lighter workloads. Conversely, moving will most likely be more expensive during summer.

How to ship a car from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Some people swear by the unpopular opinion of going car-free there. That being said, you will have to get creative. Plus, if you live along the outskirts of the Emerald City, you will need to get a trusty ride.

shipping a Jeep

People, who live much closer to work, can actually get by without a personal vehicle. However, keep in mind that at some point you would likely want to go on weekend trips, as Seattle offers plenty of nature to explore. That makes it worthwhile to ship your vehicle to Seattle.


Review our shipping a car from Los Angeles to Seattle guide and request a quick quote online or call our team.


To ship your car with peace of mind you need the right auto transport partner. Research and read customer reviews. Then call the companies to discover their competence and customer service level. Ask questions about how auto transport works and what is the real cost to ship a car. A trustworthy company will give you all the answers. If it is your first time shipping a car, do not worry. Corsia Logistics vehicle relocation experts will carefully study your situation and offer the best solution for you and your vehicle.

Contact Corsia at any time and our relocation experts will answer all of your questions and offer you a current market price. Request a quote online or call our team now. Thank you!

Share our experience:
Are you ready to ship a car?
Recent posts
car shipping quote

Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

If You See Something, Say Something! This is the slogan of the nonprofit group Truckers Against Trafficking, the organization’s main goal is to have more

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping an electric vehicle like Rivian requires several considerations. Here we will share some key aspects to keep in mind when you need to ship

Read more

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

5-Star Rated Car Shipping Company


they trusted us

and here's what they say

Simon Moore
Great company
Read More
Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
Read More
Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
Read More
Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
Read More
I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
Top notch
Read More
Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
Read More
Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
Read More
Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
Read More
Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
Read More
Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
Read More
Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.