Winter Park is a city located in Orange County, Florida and is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida metropolitan area. Home to over 28,000 residents, Winter Park is a popular resort town in the Orlando metro area and a prime destination for snowbirds that utilize auto transport services, making Winter Park a more popular destination for carriers each fall as a result. First established in 1882, Winter Park became a winter retreat during the early 1920’s, and the city has maintained that atmosphere since. Winter Park is known for its Hollywood residents – several notable singers and actors kept winter homes in Winter Park and continue to do so to this day. Winter Park is also popular with tourists, and the city is quick to turn things to its favor; for instance, in the early 1980’s a sinkhole swallowed part of the town, and as it grew and finally stabilized people began to come to Winter Park to see it; from there, the city’s leadership made it a tourist attraction of sorts that went on for months. Though long gone today, there is still a small lake where the sinkhole was, which is used to primarily dump unwanted cars.
Brief Facts About Winter Park
- Current population: 28,300
- Current mayor: Kenneth W. Bradley
- Total area: 10.2 sq mi
- Official website: http://cityofwinterpark.org/
- Located in: Orange County
- Founded in: 1882
- Zip codes: 32789, 32792
- Area codes: 407
Auto Transport Tips to Winter Park
Winter Park sits northeast of Orlando, and the western border of the city sits right next to Interstate 4, which is really helpful when shipping in or out of Winter Park because it makes it so much easier for shippers to get in and out of the city proper. Location is key in the auto shipping industry, and while Interstate 4 isn’t the most popular interstate because it’s an intrastate highway as opposed to an interstate (though it’s considered an interstate because it’s a part of the Interstate Highway System), it does connect Daytona Beach and Tampa, as well as provides a link between I-75 and I-95.
It also helps that Winter Park is a popular snowbird destination. Customers who live in Florida during the winter and somewhere up north in the summer tend to utilize auto shippers in order to move vehicles between their summer and winter homes. This dearth of customers is huge, because fall signals the start of the slow season in the industry and snowbirds help make up for the loss of customers along other routes. This generally means that, during prime snowbird season (generally September to December or early January), great deals can be had on shipments from northern areas to Florida, including Winter Park.
Of course, different areas are going to cost different amounts and be subject to different route fees and carrier availability, so you’ll want to speak to a live agent who can give you the lowdown and the most up-to-date information on your route. If you need to contact someone, fill out our free form; you’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you from top auto transport companies and you can contact them directly for more information. You can also call us at 800-930-7417 toll-free to speak to one of our agents; while you may not get concrete information on your shipment, you can get general questions answered as well as help you navigate our website or our quote form.
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