Auto Shipping to Richmond, Virginia
Richmond is a city in as well as the capital of the U.S. State of Virginia. Home to over 214,000 residents, Richmond is the fourth-largest city by population in the state and also anchors the larger Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 1.21 million residents. Richmond has been an independent city (that is, it is not part of any county) since 1871, and was first founded in 1737, though the area had been of interest to settlers of Jamestown since the first colony was founded in 1607. Richmond has played a major role in U.S. History, notably as the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Richmond today is a major area for law and finance, and is the home of several major Federal institutions including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 within the United States.
Richmond sits at the center of one of the largest metropolitan areas south of New York City, and as such it is one of the most popular areas in the state of Virginia to ship a vehicle to or from. This is made much easier by the fact that there are several major interstates that run through Richmond, including one of the most heavily-traveled in the country, Interstate 95. I-95 is a major boon for car shippers, as it runs up the entire eastern seaboard and connects cities such as Miami, Jacksonville, Richmond, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City together in one straight line. Other major interstates that run through Richmond include I-64 and even I-295, an auxiliary Beltway interstate that completely encircles the city.
During the summer months is generally when you’ll see the lowest prices shipping in and out of Richmond, since the weather there tends to be at its nicest. During the summer months, average daily highs only get into the mid-to-upper 80’s, while overnight lows usually fall into the mid-to-upper 60’s. During the winter months, temperatures drop rapidly, with average highs only reaching into the mid 40’s and lows often falling down to around – or below – freezing overnight. Snow isn’t entirely unheard of; Richmond averages between 3-4 inches of snow per month. During the winter months, many carriers are moving along routes that go south, into the warmer climates; this could be a good time to ship out of Richmond as well.
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