The Best San Francisco Movers & Storage Facilities
FlatRate is the Moving Company of Choice in the City by the Bay
If you are moving to—or around—San Francisco, and looking for the top-recommended movers, look no further than FlatRate Moving. Our San Francisco movers know the ins-and-outs of the Bay Area, which gives us an advantage over our area competitors. Our exceptional reputation, numerous credentials and professional service, makes us stand out among the San Francisco moving companies, and lets folks turn to for a hassle-free, stress-free move.
FlatRate Moving & Storage
(San Francisco Office)
3656 Enterprise AvenueTel: 510.444.6683
Hayward, CA 94545
Areas Serviced by FlatRate Moving
- When Is the Best Time to Move in San Francisco?
- What's the Deal With San Francisco Traffic?
- Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in San Francisco?
- Where Can I Park in San Francisco?
- Storage Facilities in San Francisco
- Tips for Relocating to San Francisco
Choose FlatRate for Your San Francisco Move
With an office right in the city, we know the Bay Area like the back of our hand. And our San Francisco movers know what it takes to safely and securely move your stuff around the city and its neighboring ‘burbs. Even more importantly, you will only have to deal with us—no outsourcing or third-party vendors. From start to finish, FlatRate will be the only movers in San Francisco involved in your move. We promise.
There’s a reason we often win customers for life. From college dorms to family expansions, we strive to make your moving experience as seamless as possible. And we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau to prove it. Other moving companies in San Francisco can’t make that claim!
Sometimes surprises during a move are fun—like finding your old favorite t-shirt at the back of your closet. But when it comes to costs associated with your move, surprises aren’t always welcome. With FlatRate, your entire move will be outlined in advance. We work closely with our customers to make sure that they are aware of every step of the process—and every cost is disclosed upfront. No surprises. No changes. No added stress!
First and foremost, we keep your stuff safe. Our moving school continually trains our staff to help keep your possessions out of harm’s way. So if you need us to transport your record collection to the Haight, or hi-tech entertainment system to Silicon Valley, you can rest assured it will arrive intact and undamaged.
State-of-the-Art Trucks and Maintenance
FlatRate’s trucks are well maintained with insulated truck walls and an air conditioning system to protect your items from any unfavorable elements. Our fleet of vehicles are held to the highest standard, undergoing regular top-flight maintenance. So whether it’s our high beams cutting through the San Francisco fog or four-properly inflated tires navigating the steepest of hills, you can rest assured that our moving trucks will not let you down!
San Francisco Storage Units: Extra Space for Your Belongings
Space is at a premium in the City by the Bay, so there’s a good chance you’ll be checking out some San Francisco storage units. But in San Francisco, extra space storage can be hard to come by. Luckily, FlatRate can help. FlatRate provides local storage options for San Francisco, including:
- 24-hour security
- Inventory conducted by the foreman upon pickup
- Storage visits with storage fee
Your San Francisco Long Distance Moving Company
Saying goodbye to the Golden Gate? Or maybe it’s hello to the Haight! Either way, if you’re searching for a San Francisco long distance moving company, look no further than FlatRate. FlatRate handles long distance moves to anywhere in the country as long as the move begins within 150 miles of one of our branches. We have the infrastructure in place to coordinate your San Francisco cross country move without any added stress to you or your wallet.
As San Francisco’s long distance movers of choice, we offer many options to assist with your move, including weekly shuttles to select cities as well as non-stop trucking service. And remember, no matter where you’re moving to or from, you’ll get the same top-rated service FlatRate customers have come to expect.
Your San Francisco International Moving Company
If you’re planning to relocate abroad from San Francisco, you’ll need some help getting your stuff safely overseas. Give FlatRate a call! With a network of 160 agents located in major metropolises, as well as branch offices in London and Singapore, our San Francisco international movers can get you and your belongings to any location in the world.
FlatRate International is properly accredited, members of the American Moving and Stoage Association as well as members in excellent standing of the International Association of Movers. Our worldwide reach combined with our moving and storage expertise makes FlatRate a top choice for international moves.
Spend Time Seeing all San Francisco Has to Offer.
Let Us Handle Getting Your Stuff There.
Common Questions When Moving Within or To San Francisco
Where can I find boxes for my San Francisco movers?
Whether you are staying in NorCal and making a move to the Bay, or picking up from another state in search of reaching your startup dreams, FlatRate has your moving needs covered. Your movers in San Fransisco can deliver boxes directly to you before your move, so you can spend more time exploring the city, and less time worrying about how—or even, if—your stuff will get there in one piece.
When is the best time of year to move in San Francisco?
Rest assured that when you move to San Francisco, we are familiar with the climate, and our temperature-controlled trucks will keep your items protected from any weather-related elements during the transport. What kind of weather should you expect? For starters, fog. And lots of it. The city's eastern side enjoys an average of 260 clear days per year, but the closer you are to the Bay, the hazier your mornings will look.
Additionally, expect cool summers and mild winters, and little variation between seasons. Regardless what the weather is doing on your moving day, your San Francisco movers will get your belongings relocated safely and without issue.
What’s the Deal with San Francisco Traffic?
Unfortunately, driving around the Bay Area means spending lots of time in traffic. To do your best to avoid spending too much time on the 101, use San Francisco's Muni bus and light rail system. And San Francisco's BART system can get you close to most city neighborhoods, as well as the area suburbs. If you think a car is your best bet, try driving at unusual times—especially late night (after 8pm). But if you must drive at peak times, check out this site for up-to-the-minute traffic reports.
Your San Francisco movers already know the area pretty well, but for specialized advice, ask your realtor for any shortcuts to your new home, or download the Beat the Traffic app on your smartphone for real-time, personalized routes.
Where Should I Park in San Francisco?
Parking in the city isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. Find your perfect spot—and its price— by checking this site before you head out. Street parking is typically your cheapest option, but without a permit, those spots are few and far between. Remember, all parking signs are enforceable for 100 feet from your vehicle. So check up and down the block for 100 feet, (about 10 car lengths), once your find that coveted spot.
The other thing to know about San Fran’s parking scene, is that when the time on your meter is up, you must move your car or face a fee. Ask your San Francisco mover, or click here, to learn all the ins and outs of parking in San Francisco.
The Bay Area is Beckoning.
FlatRate Can Get You There!
Relocating to San Francisco? Tips for Your New City!
San Francisco's melting pot of cultures, diversified service economy and smorgasbord of parks and beaches makes this a coveted destination for anyone seeking work, play and relaxation.
Frisco's mixed-use neighborhoods and culturally rich streetscapes anchor around central commercial corridors, making it the second most walkable city in the country. Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and the Financial District offer a contemporary lifestyle known worldwide. However, there are also countless smaller neighborhoods that boast an exciting mix of businesses, boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
With the abundance of "live, work, play" neighborhoods the Bay Area has, it’s easy to understand why FlatRate is constantly welcoming folks here from across the country. We also understand that all moves have unique needs, which is why we offer a number of extra services.
San Francisco's Top Companies
The city is among the world's top 10 global financial centers, and tourism makes up one of the area's largest private sector industries. More than 85 percent of the city's establishments are small businesses that have fewer than 10 employees. FlatRate has moved countless people to the Golden City that came strictly for employment opportunities. As the biggest moving company in the biggest city, we understand the ins and outs of urban and suburban life.
San Francisco's Top Attractions
Moving to San Francisco allows you to visit some of America's hottest attractions anytime you want. California Academy of Science is a cutting edge example of sustainable architecture, with a living roof that attracts a lot of attention. It hosts the Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium.
Pier 39 offers amazing views, sea lions and clam chowder bread bowls, while Alcatraz Island gives you the chance to tour the cell house of the infamous prison that housed George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Al Capone.
More than 1,000 rescued and endangered animals live at the 100-acre San Francisco Zoo. And opera, ballet and theater fans have plenty of opportunities to be enriched at the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, American Conservatory Theater and many other venues.
San Francisco's Bike Trails
Moving to San Francisco lets you fully understand what it means to live in a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city. You will have seemingly endless opportunities for leisurely rides and challenging off-road trails. In fact, the San Francisco Bay Trail offers more than 340 miles through 47 cities, and it will eventually stretch 500 miles.
Prefer to use your two-wheeler to commute within the city? San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will give you everything you need to know about bike lanes, monthly rates for bike lockers and how to load your bike on a Muni vehicle.
San Francisco's Parks and Beaches
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department maintains more than 220 parks. The largest is Golden Gate Park, which houses a myriad of attractions, including the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Zoo, Lake Merced and more.
Of course, it is the network of beaches that truly makes this area so special. Ocean Beach is known for its electric energy and panoramic views, while Baker Beach is the best place in the city to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge. Aquatic Park is loved for its toe-friendly soft sand and shallow wading area. Crissy Field welcomes off-leash dogs, and surfers flock to Fort Point to catch a wave at the break beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Take advantage of FlatRate's unpacking services, so you can get settled sooner and go explore the city's natural beauty.
San Francisco's Food and Drink
Frisco has a minority-majority population, which reflects in its food and drink offerings. From food trucks and family-owned hole-in-the-wall diners to trendy cafes and fine dining restaurants, this city will tempt your taste buds. Gary Danko is revered for its soufflés, and Zazie is the place to go for weekend brunch.
The Bay Area is also well-known for its nightlife, with distinct features defining each unique district. The Mission has everything from dive bars to dancing, while SoMA offers more sophisticated bars and lounges. Sip on artisanal cocktails and California wines at Rickhouse, and you can’t call San Francisco home until you imbibe on a signature tropical-themed drink at the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar.
San Francisco's Sports
It is nearly impossible to live in San Francisco and not fall in love with its local teams. The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are within the Bay Area, so there are plenty of football games to go to at Levi's Stadium and Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.