Angleton is a city in as well as the county seat of Brazoria County, Texas. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau numbers, last published in 2013, the population of Angleton was over 18,800, and sits on the southern edge of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest metro area by population in the state of Texas and home to over 6.38 million residents. Angleton was first settled in 1890; when the area of Texas that includes Angleton was organized into Brazoria County, a fierce and bitter rivalry emerged between Angleton and nearby Brazoria for the county seat; Angleton eventually won out, and was awarded the honor in 1896. Winning the county seat ultimately awarded Angleton incorporation, albeit not until 1912.
Basic Information About Angleton
- Current population: 18,800
- Current mayor: Randy Rhyne
- Total area: 11.29 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.angleton.tx.us/
- Located in: Brazoria County
- Founded in: 1890
- Zip codes: 77515-77516
- Area codes: 979
Auto Transport Tips to and from Angleton
Angleton is not the most popular area of Greater Houston (the colloquial name for the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area) for car shippers to move into and out of, namely because of the lack of major interstate highways that run through it. The city of Angleton is situated at the intersection of two decent-sized highways in southeastern Texas, Highway 35 and Highway 288. Both of these highways lead to other parts of the Houston area, notably 288, which runs north from Angleton all the way into Houston proper.
Typically, a lack of interstates will mean longer pickup times and higher prices, since it’s considered out of the way; Angleton, really, is no exception, but there’s a major difference between Angleton and a city in the literal middle of nowhere – it’s near Houston. Houston, the largest city by population in Texas, is a major auto transport destination, which usually means that carriers will be willing to tool around the metropolitan area if there’s a chance that they can get a few extra loads to fill up their truck. It depends on carrier availability and demand into and out of Houston and cities around it, but at the same time you may find better prices and/or faster pickup if you move your pickup or delivery location out of Angleton and into an area that a carrier might find easier to get into and out of.
Of course, at this point it’s all speculative – you’ll need to discuss details with an auto transport representative, as they’ll have the most up-to-date information on carrier availability and pricing. Therefore, a great idea at this point is to fill out our free online quote request form. You’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. The quote includes all taxes, fees and insurance costs. If you have more general questions, or need help with our quote form or navigating our site, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.
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