Household Moving Tips to Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington is a city in as well as the county seat of New Castle County, in the U.S. state of Delaware. Currently home to a population of over 70,800 residents, Wilmington is the largest city in the state and a popular household moving location in Delaware. Named after the Prime Minister of Britain during the reign of George II, Wilmington, located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, became a minor shipping area and, during the 19th century, developed into a rather prominent manufacturing center along the eastern seaboard. During the late 20th century, deindustrialization left Wilmington a shadow of its former self, though recent economic recovery and a focus on city beautification and redevelopment have helped Wilmington slowly crawl out of the depression it was mired in for a number of years.
Wilmington is a major city of the Delaware Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area, one of the largest on the east coast. Delaware Valley, ironically, is anchored by Philadelphia, which sits rather close to Wilmington. The Delaware Valley area is a popular household moving location, especially recently as the city’s been recovering from its economic depression. Household movers like to ship into and out of major population centers and metropolitan areas just like car transporters do, and Wilmington, as the largest city in Delaware, is naturally a popular household moving location as well. This helps keep your prices more competitive, though to be fair household moving services are expensive as-is, so that might be relative.
Wilmington sits right along Interstate 95, which is a major logistics corridor for not only household moving companies and auto transporters but for a number of different industries that rely on hauling and transporting goods across the country. By having access to a vital interstate highway, household movers are better able to service their customers and typically see lower overhead costs due to the ease of access to a number of major cities along the route. At the same time, the Delaware Valley area has a lot of toll roads, particularly around Philadelphia, that could slow household movers down and make it more expensive for them to get around, which may be reflected in your price. Talk to your household moving agent for more information about that.
If you’re interested in getting household moving quotes into or out of Wilmington, we recommend taking a minute and visiting our Household Moving Articles page. Once you’re there you’ll gain access to our dedicated household moving quote request form, which is designed for people who are interested only in obtaining free household moving quotes from top-rated household shipping companies. If you’re looking to ship both household items and a vehicle, you can fill out our free auto transport quote request form on our homepage and specify that you are looking for household moving quotes as well. And you can always call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live, friendly person about getting your quotes, the auto transport or household goods shipping industries, or if you have some questions about something and need to clear it up.