The Best Professional Movers in Philadelphia

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EverSafe Moving Co.
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Broad Street Movers
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Suburban Solutions Moving
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Junk removal
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Philadelphia

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Pennsylvania, 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 Philadelphia

If you’re moving to a new home in Philly or somewhere else in Pennsylvania, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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EverSafe Moving Co.
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
215-821-8547
Broad Street Movers
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
215-275-1924
Suburban Solutions Moving
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
610-601-2628
Old City Movers
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Furniture delivery
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
267-205-5209
Stellar Movers
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly and disassembly
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
215-205-5747
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What to know about moving in Philadelphia

How much does it cost to live in Philadelphia?

Compared to other cities of its size and popularity, Philly is actually very affordable. The city’s average cost of living is only $1,586 a month, which includes food, utilities, vehicle fuel, and rent.1 And while this monthly total is higher than in places like Phoenix, AZ and Dallas, TX, it’s still much cheaper than over half of the cities on our list of cities with the highest living costs.

Does Pennsylvania have good public education?

Yes, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Pennsylvania public school students score well above the national average in math, reading, and writing.2 If you’re a parent considering a move and you want to make sure your kids get the best public education possible, it’d be hard to find better schools than those in Pennsylvania.

How’s the parking in Philadelphia?

Parking in Philadelphia can be a little hairy. A lot of the street parking in the city is metered, and many Philly neighborhoods have resident-only parking restrictions.3 This makes it essential to plan for your parking situation before your moving day.

Whether you’re hiring professional movers or you’re going DIY and loading up a rental truck, scope out a spot ahead of time for you or your movers to park while working. Depending on where in Philly you’re moving from/to, this might mean putting aside a few dollars in quarters to routinely feed a meter, getting permission from your new HOA to park a moving truck, or simply finding the closest free parking near your new home.

Whatever you do, don’t leave this concern to the last minute. Otherwise, you may end up driving around for hours looking for a spot or, even worse, dealing with parking enforcement.

Is Philadelphia a bikeable city?

Yes, Philadelphia actually took seventh place on our list of cities with the most bicycle commuters. Roughly 2.6% of Philly’s commuters get to work by bike,4 which is understandable since the city has notoriously heavy traffic.

Philadelphia even has its own community organization called The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. This group advocates and promotes safety for cyclists on Philly’s roads. If you’re in Philadelphia or you will be soon and you’d like to ride your bike to work every so often, you can check out their website for helpful information and resources about biking in Philadelphia.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 9, 2022.
  2. National Assessment of Educational Progress, “State Profiles.” Accessed February 9, 2022.
  3. Visit Philadelphia, “Parking in Philadelphia.” Accessed February 9, 2022.
  4. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Most Bicycle Commuters per Capita,” July 29, 2019. Accessed February 9, 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.