Car Shipping Services to Jacksonville, FL
Despite what many people believe, Jacksonville is actually the largest city in the state of Florida in terms of total population (as opposed to Miami, which is so often thought to be). It is currently home to over 836,000 residents, good for 12th overall in the country, and anchors a metropolitan area home to over 1.3 million residents. The area had been settled by the Spanish since the mid-16th century, though the U.S. would not gain control of it until the early 1800’s. Jacksonville itself was founded in 1832, and was a major supply point for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Though no battles were fought there, the city exchanged hands several times, and after the war became a resort town for the rich and famous. Jacksonville became a consolidated city-county in 1968, adding much of its size today at that time, and you can learn more about Jacksonville at the city’s official website.
Jacksonville is not just a major city; it’s also a major transportation hub. Jacksonville has long been a major port city, and has had a large military presence for a long time now – the city was named after one of the most militant U.S. Presidents in history, Andrew Jackson. And the military moves – a lot. Jacksonville’s military and commercial importance prompted the designer of the Interstate Highway System to run several major interstates through the city, which only contributed to it’s growth. I-10 and I-95 – two of the most heavily-used interstates in the country today – connect Jacksonville to the rest of the country, and auto transporters are keen to take advantage of this. Jacksonville is connected to all the major southern cities via I-10, and all the major east-coast cities via I-95, including areas like Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C.
There are several things about Jacksonville that persuade many people to live there. Despite its status as a major metro area, Jacksonville’s cost of living, when compared to many cities in the north, is a bit lower, meaning more access for lower-income families. Not only that but the weather is great almost year-round – not only does the city not see much snow (only two instances of accumulation since 1989), but it hardly sees any cold weather: on average, it only sees five days with a low less than 50 degrees, and has only been hit directly by a hurricane once since 1871 – though hurricane conditions in the city are common during the late summer and fall months, these come more from hurricanes striking southern Florida and making their way across the Peninsula. For more about the city and, in particular, what to expect when shipping a vehicle to or from Jacksonville, you can visit our auto transport to and from Jacksonville page.