Car Transport to Essex, Vermont
Essex is a town located in Chittenden County, Vermont – not Essex County, like many people tend to think. The second-largest municipality and largest town in the state, Essex, Vermont is home to over 19,000 residents and was first formed in the early summer of 1763. Organized as a minor township, Essex remained primarily a rural farming community – hence the low population count even today. However, in the late 19th century the Village of Essex Junction – itself located within the town – was formed to provide residents wanting modern upgrades such as a working water supply and sewer system with those amenities without disturbing those that still wanted a more rural, rustic lifestyle. Basically there are now two distinct governments presiding over the area that is Essex: one, the Town of Essex, and the other, the Village of Essex. Several ballot measures have been proposed over the years to merge the two, as the Village of Essex no longer lives in the Dark Ages, as it were; however, neither town nor village has voted for merger at the same time. If they were to merge, Essex would likely be renamed the Town of Essex Junction, with one government presiding over both the old town and the old village. Read more about it here.
Essex sits a few miles east of Burlington, the largest city in the state, and as such has access to many amenities afforded to the people of Burlington without succumbing to urbanization the way that Burlington has (of course, Burlington is hardly an “urban” city; with just 42,000 residents, it is one of the smallest cities that is also a state capital in the United States). Essex sits squarely in the Burlington metropolitan area, which is home to almost a third of Vermont’s total population; this makes transportation and from Essex that much easier, though despite the fact that Interstate 89, the main north-south route through Vermont for auto shippers, runs through Vermont, the only way into or out of Essex is via state route, of which there are two that connect to the interstate: SR-15 and SR-117.
This makes it easier for auto transportation companies to get to and from Essex, but Vermont is one of the least popular auto transport locations in the U.S. and as such you’re likely going to be looking at higher prices and longer pickup and/or delivery times as a result. Shipping to an area like White River Junction, which is where Interstate 89 and Interstate 91 meet, could provide you some cheaper prices when shipping to Vermont, and we recommend speaking to one of your representatives regarding that. Winter shipping will likely prove expensive and time-consuming as well; Vermont is known for its heavy snowfalls in the depths of winter, and this can make it more difficult for auto shippers trying to get in and out of specific areas of the state. Talk to your auto transport company, or if you’ve yet to find one, fill out our free online quote request form. It takes two minutes, depending on how fast you type, and you’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within the hour. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents who can answer your questions, help you get quotes and give you great advice on car transport to Essex, Vermont.