Car Shipping to South Burlington, Vermont
South Burlington, as its name suggests, is a city located just south of Burlington, Vermont, the largest city in the state. Home to over 15,800 residents, South Burlington is a member of the Burlington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 208,000 residents. South Burlington organized during the same time that Burlington proper was formed, right around 1785; subsequent growth over the next century demanded incorporation, and in 1865 Burlington was incorporated as a city, while South Burlington was incorporated as a town. South Burlington, now independent from larger Burlington, grew slowly, and continues to grow slowly to this day. The city, incorporated as a town in 1865, reincorporated as a city in 1971 and has been a city since.
Vermont is not a popular car shipping area, namely because it is located so far north in New England. New England in general is not the most popular area for auto transporters to run routes, because pretty much north of New York City is all smaller towns and cities, and only has one major interstate. South Burlington suffers from this and worse; as it is a small city, auto shippers don’t really want to go there, and with few customers shipping to and from Burlington or South Burlington, there is little incentive for carriers to go there anyway. This tends to result in higher prices and longer wait times for pickup, really regardless of where you’re shipping from.
It helps a bit that Interstate 89, the main north-south interstate in Vermont, runs right through South Burlington, and it helps more than you might think. Despite its lack of popularity among both customers and carriers, South Burlington is easier to access than more inland cities in Vermont or New Hampshire, which makes it more attractive for any carriers willing to run a route that far north. In addition there is a state route, Highway 2, that runs east-west through South Burlington and connects more inland cities with Burlington and South Burlington; this can also help keep prices a bit lower.
Something else that you may want to keep in mind is the weather. During the summer months, average highs in South Burlington tend to reach into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, while lows usually drop down into the mid-to-upper 50’s. This makes South Burlington a pleasant area during the summer months more often than not, but its geographic location usually results in cold, harsh winters. Daily highs in the winter only reach into upper 20’s to low 30’s, with overnight lows often dropping down into the teens. Snow is common, and snow is not something that car transportation companies like to drive through, and in fact tend to avoid more often than not. Though winter shipping is not impossible to or from South Burlington, it is something to keep in mind, as snow will likely increase your price, and it may also require auto transporters to wait until some of the snow goes away before they can get into the city.
If you’re interested in shipping to or from South Burlington, Vermont, don’t hesitate to fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable car transportation companies, and you can talk directly with one of their auto transport professionals about the conditions into and out of South Burlington and how they’ll affect your shipment, and much more. If you have more general questions, or questions about the information in this blog post, or simply need help navigating our website or our online quote form, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.