Easton is a city in as well as the county seat of Northampton County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of over 26,800 residents, Easton is the third-largest city in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area, behind Allentown and Bethlehem.
Founded in 1752, Easton became a major industrial area during the 19th century, as did many cities in the region, particularly thanks to the steel industry. Easton grew into a major transportation hub, primarily for the transportation of steel. Easton sits just 55 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles west of New York City, and even today it is still a prominent transportation center despite the decline of the steel industry.
Basic Facts About Easton
- Current population: 26,800
- Current mayor: Sal Panto, Jr
- Total area: 4.7 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.easton-pa.com/
- Located in: Northampton County
- Founded in: 1752
- Zip codes: 18040, 18042-18045
- Area codes: 610
Auto Transport Tips to and from Easton
As mentioned, Easton sits close to both Philadelphia and New York City, putting it in close proximity to both the largest city and the sixth largest city in the United States. Both cities are naturally major auto transport areas as a result of their size, and with Easton sitting so close to both Philadelphia and New York City it’s certainly easy for car shipping carriers to get into and out of Easton, even if you’re the only customer in the area.
This bodes well for both your price and your pickup and delivery windows, though you may be able to save some money if you can make the drive out to New York or Philly instead of making the carrier come to you.
See, auto shippers want to stick to major interstate highways that roll through major cities. Philadelphia and New York City sit along I-95, the most heavily traveled interstate in the U.S. Easton sits along I-78, which connects to I-95 near New York City. This is great for you because carriers can quickly switch up their route, take a quick detour to pick your vehicle up, and then get back on a major interstate and continue on their merry way.
At the same time, if they don’t have to divert you could likely save some money, or at least get your vehicle picked up a bit more quickly – talk to your car shipping representative for more.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Easton, Pennsylvania, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. We work with top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured, and we make sure of all of that before we let them move your car. You can also contact one of our own live agents any time, toll-free, by calling us at 800-930-7417.
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