Athens is a consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia, meaning that the city acts as both a city and a county (though in most instances of consolidation the county government ceases to govern). Before consolidation Athens was the county seat of Clarke County. Currently home to a population of over 116,700 residents, Athens ranks as the fifth-largest city in the state of Georgia by population, making it a minor – yet still important – car transport location in the state. Today the city is home to the University of Georgia, one of the largest universities in the state, and is considered a major college town. The city was named after the ancient Greek city of the same name.
Athens is the principal city of the Athens-Clarke County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses four counties in northeastern Georgia. As car transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, this helps your cause, as does the fact that the city is a major college town. As the home of the University of Georgia, the city sees a higher volume of car transport traffic during the spring, summer and fall, as students are often going to and from college and shipping their vehicles instead of driving them. This is great because it allows carriers to service several major metro areas in Georgia while also offering incentives to customers, particularly students, which helps keep prices more competitive in the long run.
Athens sits less than fifty miles outside of Atlanta, the capital and largest city in Georgia. This is also useful for car transport companies as they can easily service both Athens and Atlanta, often in the same day. Athens is connected to Atlanta via state highways, and has its own minor beltway around the city which helps carriers get around as well. Not being right along a major interstate does hurt your prices a bit, as carriers are going to have to stray from the beaten path, as it were. You can likely mitigate any price hikes or longer pickup windows or transit times by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Athens and closer to Atlanta. We recommend speaking to a car transport agent for more information about that, though, as it depends on who is shipping your vehicle and their pricing policies and procedures.
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