East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island, just east of Providence, the largest city in the state, as the name implies. Home to over 47,000 residents, East Providence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Rhode Island and the fourth-largest in Providence County. It is a suburb of Providence and sits along Interstate 195, an auxiliary interstate of I-95 that runs southeast out of Providence proper and connects to coastal Rhode Island cities such as New Bedford before meeting with I-495, another auxiliary interstate of I-95 that services the more northeastern areas of the state. Providence may prove to be a cheaper option, depending on where you are shipping from and to, as Providence sits on I-95 proper, the main north-south interstate along the east coast and a major auto transport route throughout the year.
East Providence has been inhabited since the mid-17th century, though possession and ownership has changed several times. It was a part of Massachusetts until the 1860’s, when it was ceded to Rhode Island and incorporated as East Providence. East Providence, like nearby Providence, was a manufacturing and textile powerhouse in the region until deindustrialization swept the nation during the 1970’s and 80’s. Today, much of the city’s economy is based on retail and healthcare, as well as the economy of nearby Providence.
During the summer months, average highs – like most cities in the Providence region – tend to reach into the low 80’s on average, with overnight lows usually dropping down into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. During the winter months is when the weather can take a toll on auto transport services into and out of East Providence, mainly due to the snow. With daily highs only reaching into the upper 30’s and lower 40’s, and overnight lows routinely dropping down into the lower 20’s, snow is common, with roughly eight inches of snow accumulating in the area per month between November and March. This can affect auto transport prices and services, so make sure to discuss your options for winter shipping with an auto transport professional today.
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