Our Top Movers in Irvine

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Trek Movers - Orange County
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Movers Best
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Furniture assembly
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Qshark Moving
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Irvine

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of California, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Irvine

If you’re moving to a new home in Irvine or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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Trek Movers - Orange County
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
800-298-0044
Movers Best
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
855-448-9844
Qshark Moving
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
844-394-2651
Family Affair Moving
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
714-272-2402
Safe-Way Moving & Storage
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
949-979-5766
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What to know about moving in Irvine

What is the cost of living in Irvine?

With a monthly total cost of $3,062, Irvine has the country’s highest cost of living.1 The city’s $2,364 median contract rent is the biggest portion of this total, and it’s also the highest rent we found for our list of cities with the highest living costs.

One small piece of good news is that Irvine—as part of California—has a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour for employers with 25 employees or more.2 This is a recent change, too, reflecting a shift in policy towards making the state more affordable for more people.

Unfortunately, you’d still need to work a little over 157 hours a month making minimum wage in Irvine just to pay the city’s median rent, let alone buy food, pay your utility bills, or afford a nice apartment. Overall, despite the city’s increased minimum wage, it’s still among the nation’s most unaffordable cities for minimum wage earners.

Is Irvine a good college town?

Irvine is home to several colleges and universities, including prestigious institutions like University of California, Irvine and UMass Global. And since Irvine is so close to Silicon Valley, it’s a great place to network with future employers while you study for a tech degree.

The bad news is that the city is also one of the least affordable college towns in the US. This means that studying in Irvine isn’t really an option for most students unless they’re willing to go into massive debt for their degrees.

How much do homes cost in Irvine?

Irvine is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, which we’ve found to have some of the priciest homes in the country. The median home value in the LA metro area is $613,400,3 landing Irvine in fourth place on our list of metros with the most expensive homes.

How much does a local move cost in Irvine?

If you hire a professional moving company, your local move can cost anywhere between $550–$2,000 if you get basic services. If you hire your movers for deluxe add-ons like piano moving, junk removal, or appliance hook up, your price can go even higher.

Additionally, this price range spans a wide spectrum of home sizes and move distances. Your exact price will be determined by several factors like how much stuff you’re moving, how many miles you’re moving, and the time of year.

Because moving prices are always unique to individual moves, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict how much your move will cost until you start getting real estimates from moving companies. Pro tip: get estimates from a few different movers if you want to find your cheapest option.

Read our guide to moving costs to learn more.

Movers in other California cities

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2022. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  2. Economic Policy Institute, “Minimum Wage Tracker.” Accessed February 10, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.