Alvin is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, located within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also known as Greater Houston and home to over 6.3 million residents. Alvin has a population of over 24,000 in the city proper, constituting just a fraction of the overall population of Greater Houston. Originally known as “Morgan,” Alvin was first settled in the mid-19th century as a ranching area, and remained incredibly small and isolated until the Santa Fe Railway was built through the area. It was officially incorporated in 1893, making it the oldest incorporated community in the entire county.
Basic Facts About Alvin
- Current population: 24,200
- Current mayor: Gary Appelt
- Total area: 25.6 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.alvin-tx.gov/
- Located in: Brazoria County
- Founded in: 1893 (incorporated)
- Zip codes: 77511-77512
- Area codes: 281
Auto Transport Tips to and from Alvin
Alvin may be a city in the Houston metro area, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest city to get to and from, at least from a carrier’s point of view. Since car shippers prefer running routes along major interstates, deviations can be brutal for their bottom line; Alvin doesn’t sit along any major interstates, which may present a problem. On the other hand, it does sit right along Highway 6, which runs from Sugar Land (a principal city of the metro area and a popular auto transport location) all the way to Galveston, on the coast – another popular location. Since Highway 6 passes through two major cities as well as Alvin, you may be able to get some good deals without having to change your pickup or delivery location to somewhere else in the metro area.
At the same time, it’s entirely plausible that you could save some time or money – or both – by moving your pickup or delivery location from Alvin to, say Sugar Land, or Houston, or somewhere else in the metro area that would be easier for your carrier to get into and out of. This is an option if you’re shipping on a budget, and it’s fairly tight, or you’re bound by specific time constraints. Generally, it’ll depend on where you’re shipping from – if you’re going into Alvin from somewhere up north, a good meeting area might be The Woodlands. From the east, it could be Baytown, or even Beaumont if you’re willing to drive a ways to meet your shipper.
You’ll want to discuss your options with an auto transportation representative, as they are the foremost experts on all things auto transport and they’ll be the ones that can give you the most up-to-date information on carrier availability and pricing for shipments into and out of Alvin. A great way to get in contact with some different shipping companies is to fill out our free online quote form – you’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you from reputable and reliable shippers, and from there you can discuss your options directly with one of their representatives. If you have more general questions about the industry, or just need some help getting free car transport quotes, don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.
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