Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, in the U.S. state of New York. Located roughly 60 miles north of New York City and about 90 miles south of Albany, the state capital, Newburgh sits within the Greater New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and home to over 20 million residents.
Newburgh itself has a population of just over 28,800 residents. First settled in 1709, Newburgh served for a time as the headquarters of George Washington’s Continental Army and today honors the first President with his own statue as well as the statues of several other prominent historical figures in the city’s history.
Basic Facts About Newburgh
- Current population: 28,800
- Current mayor: Judy Kennedy
- Total area: 4.8 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/
- Located in: Orange County
- Founded in: 1709
- Zip codes: 12550
- Area codes: 845
Auto Transport Tips to and from Newburgh
Newburgh was once a minor transportation and logistics hub due to its location on the Hudson River, though it has since been eclipsed by other cities and today is more of a retail and educational center than a logistical one. Newburgh has remained relatively small, and this makes it more difficult to find auto transport carriers willing to run routes into or out of the city.
The problem is that there really just isn’t a lot of demand for services to or from the city. This can result in increased prices and longer wait times for pickup even if you’re shipping into Newburgh. A good way around this is to meet your shipper closer to New York City, which is a major transportation hub, and something that you may want to discuss with a representative if you’re pressed for time or are on a budget.
At the same time, though, Newburgh sits just east of a major interstate junction in east-central New York, at the intersection of I-84 and I-87. I-87 is the main north-south link to many cities on the eastern New York border, and allows carriers access to most of upstate New York.
This is important for you because it makes it a bit easier and a bit less stressful to get to or from Newburgh even though there isn’t a lot of demand. This can have a positive impact on your price and will likely lessen the amount extra you’ll have to pay to get it picked up within your given pickup window.
You’ll want to discuss your options with a live auto transport agent, though, and this is best done by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form and getting a free quote to ship your vehicle. You can also contact an agent directly by calling us at 800-930-7417. The line is toll-free and, what’s more, will connect you with a representative who can answer questions, give you a quote, book your shipment, and more.
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