Cranston is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. Home to a population of over 80,500, it is the third-largest city in the state of Rhode Island and also the third-largest within the Providence, Rhode Island Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to just over a million residents. Located just southwest of Providence, Cranston is a major bedroom city of it and has been named as one of the best cities to live in by Money Magazine, and is also among the top 25 safest cities in the United States, as well as one of the best cities to live and raise a family in. It is also a popular car shipping location within Rhode Island, due to its location along Interstate 95 as well as its proximity to Providence, the most popular auto transport location within the state.
First founded in 1638 as Pawtuxet, Cranston would be incorporated under its current name in 1754. Cranston’s initial claim to fame was its support of the Patriot cause during the American Revolution, and the city gave much support to the cause throughout the war. Afterwards, Cranston grew into a manufacturing area, supported by nearby Providence. Over the years, deindustrialization has swept the United States and hit New England particularly hard, including Cranston. However, city governance began to diversify the city’s economy early, and today it is thriving thanks to numerous industries with a heavy tilt toward service-based ones.
Cranston experiences much the same weather as Providence, with average summer highs reaching into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s during the day while overnight lows tend to fall down into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. During the winter months is when the weather can cause delays in auto transport services, as daily highs only reach into the upper 30’s and maybe into the lower 40’s, while overnight lows tend to drop down into the low 20’s and sometimes even down into the teens. Snow is a problem, with average accumulation in Cranston of a bit over 8 inches per month. This can cause delays and higher prices for auto transport services to and from Cranston in the winter months, so keep an eye on the weather reports and discuss your options with an auto transport representative today.
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