South Haven is a city located in Van Buren County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is currently home to a population of over 4,300 residents and is a part of the Kalamazoo, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, South Haven has long been a port town, and was once a major shipping harbor along the Great Lakes. Over time, its importance as a port decreased, and the city shifted instead to being a regional resort town. Now known more for its recreational activities, particularly water skiing, boating and fishing, as well as land-based activities such as snowmobiling and hiking, South Haven’s economy is primarily based on tourism and its related economic sectors.
Basic Facts About South Haven
- Current population: 4,300
- Current mayor: Robert Burr
- Total area: 3.50 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.south-haven.com/
- Located in: Van Buren County
- Founded in: 1869
- Zip codes: 49090
- Area codes: 269
Car Shipping to South Haven Tips and Tricks
As a resort town, South Haven doesn’t really see as much car transportation traffic, mostly because people aren’t really looking to move to or from the area, nor are they looking to ship there for only a few months as it’s not a snowbird destination (quite the opposite, in fact). On the whole, though, car shippers will be willing to run routes into and out of South Haven mostly because it sits along Interstate 94 and it also sits relatively close to the cities of Grand Rapids, to the north, and Kalamazoo, to the east. Access to metropolitan areas and major population centers is important to car transport companies, as they can easily get from one customer to the next without having to travel so far between pickup and delivery locations. This keeps their overhead costs lower, which in turn lets them lower their prices in an effort to stay competitive – at least, during most of the year. Winter weather can cause delays on routes into and out of South Haven, so moving pickup or delivery locations or possibly waiting for the snows to dissipate may help keep prices down.
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