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Allied Van Lines: The Best of DeKalb Moving Companies

Allied Van Lines has been serving clients for over 85 years. We can be your trusted resource if you're planning a move within Dekalb, IL, or outside of town. We've established roots here in Illinois, and our network stretches across the nation. In the local region, there are five agents available to help you. They have an average customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, showing just how committed they are to excellence. You can have peace of mind knowing that they're licensed, bonded, and accredited with the BBB.

Whether you're planning a commercial or residential relocation, our Allied Van Lines agents can provide you with any assistance you might need. We'd be happy to arrange to have reputable movers pack up your belongings and streamline the whole relocation process. We can even arrange to keep your items in a storage facility until you're ready to receive your shipment. Whether you're moving down the street or to a different country, you can depend on us to handle your job. Get your free estimate today.

The area just about 64 miles was originally known as the Barb City because it’s where barbed wire was invented and later evolved into the thriving city of DeKalb. Today, DeKalb is home to North Illinois University, proving that education is an important aspect of this community. The university gives the city a fun and youthful vibe, but there’s plenty of family-friendly spirit here as well.

As of the 2012 U.S. Census, there were 43,842 people living in DeKalb, a number which grew 12.4 percent since 2000. It’s an affordable place to call home as well with the cost of living index right around the national average.

Attractions and Activities in DeKalb

Enjoying the great outdoors is always a joy for families whether it’s taking a walk or hike, starting a pick-up touch football game or enjoying a tasty picnic. Check out the Ellwood House Museum and Park and the DeKalb Forest Preserves to get some fresh air.

If you enjoy the game of golf and are looking for practice your swing, there a variety of spots in DeKalb that are suitable for all skills levels including River Heights, Prairie Pines, South Pointe and Buena Vista golf courses.

A highlight of the community that occurs every August is the Annual DeKalb Corn Fest, which is a free music festival. Families can also enjoy a carnival complete with rides, food booths, games, craft shows and more.

Moving to DeKalb

Once you’re ready to call this beautiful Illinois city home, you’ll want to hire a DeKalb moving company to alleviate the stress of a big relocation. Whether you’re moving from elsewhere in the Midwest or from across the pond, Allied Van Lines has 500 agents across North America and Canada as well as representatives in 34 countries around the world to help you determine what will best suit your moving needs.

Do-it-yourself fans can take advantage of the self-pack materials like boxes, dish barrels and stretch wrap to pack up your belongings, and let Allied take care of the rest with fragile-only packing. With box and furniture inventory, you can rest assured everything will arrive safe and sound, and be sure to use the unpacking and clean-up service.

The closest runways are Chicago Rockford International Airport (39 miles away) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (60 miles away), or you can access the city via Interstate 88 if you’re driving.

Top Public Schools in dekalb, illinois

Jefferson Elementary School



Clinton Rosette Middle School



De Kalb High School



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