Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. Located just 20 miles or so north of Albany, in New York’s Capitol Region, Saratoga Springs is home to a population of over 26,500 residents and is an affluent city in east-central New York State. Saratoga Springs grew rich on the commercialization of the mineral springs that surround the town, and it was recently ranked as one of the best cities in the state of New York to live and work in. The city was originally a part of the town of Saratoga until it branched off in 1819; by then, the mineral springs had attracted a lot of tourism, which led to a boom in the city’s population and economy. While today its economy is based less on tourism and more on economically-diverse ventures, the springs are still a tourist hotspot.
Basic Facts About Saratoga Springs
- Current population: 26,580
- Current mayor: Joanne Yepsen
- Total area: 29 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.saratoga-springs.org/
- Located in: Saratoga County
- Founded in: 1776
- Zip codes: 12866
- Area codes: 518
Auto Transport Tips to and from Saratoga Springs
New York State is a lot less popular of an auto transport location than New York City, mainly because the state is pretty large – one of the largest in the region – and the fact that NYC is really compact, but the rest of the state’s large cities are spread out across tens of thousands of square miles. This means that cities that are in New York, but outside the New York City Metropolitan Area, are going to be a bit more expensive and/or take longer to get to and from than if you were shipping into or out of NYC. This is also true for Saratoga Springs, which sits a few hours north of New York City proper.
Luckily, Saratoga Springs sits just a bit north of Albany, the capital of the state. While this doesn’t make it a more popular shipping location among customers, what it does is provide the city access to I-87, a major north-south interstate running up and down the eastern New York border. This gives auto transport companies an easier way into or out of Saratoga Springs, which in turn will help keep your prices from getting to high, and also helps keep auto shippers interested so your pickup windows will likely be a bit shorter as well. If you can move your shipment down to Albany or even New York City you’d likely save a lot more time and money, but that’s a trip that is optional and certainly not absolutely necessary.
If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle into or out of Saratoga Springs, make sure to take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It only takes a minute or two and once you submit the form you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. You can even talk to one of our own representatives by calling us toll-free at 800-930-7417; our helpful shipping agents can answer questions for you, give you advice and more information about the industry and help you get your free quote today.
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