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Long-Distance Moving

Moving across the state or country? We’ll get your belongings to your destination as conveniently as possible. Colonial Van Lines is a full-service national and long-distance moving company that takes the stress out of your next relocation.


Packing Services

Our goal as a reputable full-service packing and moving company is customer satisfaction and to make your move as easy and simple as possible.


Corporate Relocation

Whether you’re moving a single team or your entire organization, you’ll need a reliable corporate moving company to keep everything moving smoothly and seamlessly.

A long-distance move is a big job. Whether you have moved far away before or not, it’s something that can take a lot of time and effort. You want to ensure that your belongings make the trip safely without damage. While you can pack and move everything yourself, it’s a lot easier to hire a long-distance moving company to help with the process. These companies have insurance to cover you if anything gets broken or damaged along the way. Plus, they have a lot more experience with packing and moving things that you likely do.

Moving to Alabama

Very cold weather is rare in Alabama, though the state can have flurries in the higher elevations. Average temperatures in the winter time are in the 30s while the highs are generally up the mid-50s. The state’s average temperature sits around 65 degrees, but there can be quite a bit of rain across the state. The rain is the most plentiful along the coast and distributed evenly throughout the rest of the state. Hot and humid days are also plentiful during the summer months. 

As you work on a move to Alabama, consider the rainy periods and try to avoid days with a lot of rain in the forecast to make things easier. Alabama is also located within the region known as “Tornado Alley.” Tornadoes are common in this state, especially in the southern portion of the state. The most tornado-prone season varies based on the region of the state. There are also occasionally hurricanes that strike the coastal region. Summers in Alabama are some of the hottest in the country with highs that average over 90 degrees in many parts of the summer. In the southern portions of the state, the extreme heat can be balanced out with the cooler breezes from the Gulf of Mexico.

Top Cities in Alabama

Alabama features a lot of great cities, some of which include:


Birmingham has the highest population in the state with 210,000 residents and sits in the north central portion of the state. Birmingham was founded in 1871 and became a primary industrial center for the southern portion of the U.S. It has gone through a lot of nicknames over the years, but when it earned “The Magic City” in 1920, it stuck. Today, the city is going through a renaissance in the downtown region, which is becoming a 24-hour mixed-use district. Birmingham is also parallel to mountain ranges and has plenty of streams and beautiful views within its borders.


Montgomery is the capital of the state and sits beside the Alabama River on the coastal Plain of the Gulf of Mexico. It has just over 200,000 residents, making it the second more populated city in the state. The city came into being when two smaller towns merged together in 1819 and it became the state capital in 1846. The downtown portion of the city sits along the southern bank of the Alabama River and the skyline features towers and prominent buildings along with the Alabama State Capitol. Montgomery has been recognized on a national level for revitalizing its downtown on a regular basis as the demand for walkable neighborhoods in that region of the city continues to rise.


Huntsville is the third most populated city in Alabama with around 190,000 residents. It was incorporated into Alabama in 1811 as the first town in the state and quickly grew from the wealth of cotton and railroad businesses. After the Civil War, the city became a center for cotton textile mills. Huntsville has been called “The Rocket City” because it is closely associated with U.S. space missions. The region has many historic districts that include museums and parks and there are plenty of annual festivals to enjoy as well. With 57 parks within Huntsville’s city limits, the area has also been called “Playful City USA.”


Tuscaloosa is the fifth largest city in Alabama by population with over 100,000 residents. The town was incorporated in 1819 and named after the chief of a band of Muskogean-speaking people. The city became the region center of education, commerce, healthcare and industry in West Alabama. It attracted international acclaim when Mercedes-Benz stated it would host the first automotive assembly plant in the country, and it remains a large economics and cultural attraction today. In recent years, the area has been called ‘”the Most Livable City in America” and “100 Best Communities for Young People,” among other things. It is also famous for a large tornado that ripped through in 2011.

Alabama Statistics

Alabama is home to over 4.4 million people, and it is close to equally divided between men and women. Most of the residents are between the ages of 25 and 54, but there is a large number of retired individuals in the region as well. The University of Alabama, Crimson Tide, holds the state’s most popular football team that many in the region follow with pride. Schools with the highest ratings are situated in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa Counties while the safest cities in the state are smaller, like Eldridge, Peterman, and Haleburg. None of the top cities population-wise were ranked among the most dangerous in the state. That honor, for lack of a better word, goes to Bessemer and Fairfield instead.

Things To Do in Alabama

Alabama is filled with activities for residents and visitors alike. Gulf State Park is where many people like to start with two miles of beaches filled with sun-kissed sand and nearby championship golf courses. Monte Sano State Park and DeSoto State Park are also beautiful and entertaining. The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum is a must-see location for the history of the state while fans can take in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House in Florence. There are plenty of entertaining theme parks for families in Adventure Island, The Wharf, and Waterville USA while those who like natural elements can enjoy waterfalls like Desoto Falls, Moss Rock Preserve and others. Indoors or out, there are plenty of things to see and do within the state of Alabama.

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