Car Transport Services to Watertown, South Dakota
Watertown is a city in as well as the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota. Located about sixty miles north of Sioux Falls, the largest city in the state, Watertown is home to a population of over 21,500 residents, and is often considered to be one of the most affluent small towns in the state of South Dakota. Watertown is currently the fifth-largest city in the state by population, behind Brookings (which sits halfway between Watertown and Sioux Falls), and actually anchors its own micropolitan area, which spans two counties and is home to over 31,000 residents. Watertown is perhaps best-known for its real estate, which is said to be some of the best and also the most expensive in all of South Dakota. Median home prices in the city sits at roughly $200,000.
Watertown, as mentioned, anchors its own micropolitan area, though the city sits relatively close to both Brookings and Sioux Falls, the latter being just an hour or so south of the city via automobile. Auto transport companies prefer running routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, and usually shun micropolitan areas like Watertown, especially those in the Dakotas. Watertown’s makeup outside the downtown area is decidedly rural, like many cities in South Dakota including Sioux Falls. Not only that but the lack of population also cuts down on its popularity; less customers are requesting transport services into and out of the region, so auto shippers tend to avoid it, sticking to routes that see a lot more traffic. This usually results in higher prices and longer wait times for transportation into or out of Watertown.
Its location along Interstate 29, which was actually supposed to run further east of Watertown when first laid out, really helps the cause when it comes to shipping a car into or out of the city. City leaders fought to have I-29 redirected closer to Watertown, and the decision to alter the route of the interstate has helped tremendously in the growth of most cities in South Dakota that sit along it, including Sioux Falls and Brookings as well as Watertown. While the interstate highway helps auto shippers get into and out of Watertown more quickly, and has resulted in growth over the past few decades, the growth has been slow, and its popularity is still low, which does mean, unfortunately, that you will still see higher prices and longer wait times to get a vehicle to or from Watertown.
It really doesn’t help that, during the winter months, average daily highs only reach into the mid 20’s and overnight lows often fall down into the low single digits. Lows in the negative during the depths of the winter season are also not unheard of, and snow can be a major problem that far north. Average snowfall during the winter months equates to about 5-6 inches per month, but more severe storms can dump 8-12 inches on the town. Snow and ice can cause serious problems for auto transporters, and many auto transport companies adjust their routes to take advantage of the general shift in the industry down south. Car transporters will often charge more to ship to or from Watertown in the winter months, and you may be better off moving your pickup or delivery to Sioux Falls or even further south if the weather is really bad.
If you’re interested shipping your vehicle to or from Watertown, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple quotes in your inbox from top-rated auto transport companies that price your shipment to move. The quotes that you will receive will all be highly competitive and priced to get your vehicle picked up within one to seven days, the standard timeframe for auto transport services, and you can contact those companies via their contact information (which will be included in every quote you receive) for more information about their policies and procedures for moving a vehicle. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can give you more basic information about the auto transport industry, help you get your quotes and answer any questions about our website or how we operate.