Household Moving to Major Metro Areas
A metropolitan area is an urban area that typically surrounds a larger city. Metro areas are used by the U.S. Census Bureau to measure a variety of statistics about people and where they live and what they do, and are a great way to group large areas together under a common name. For instance, the New York City Metropolitan Area, as it is known, is an area that is home to over 20 million total residents spanning four states. Smaller cities and towns are often grouped together – Yonkers is an independent city, but is considered a part of the New York metro area. Some metro areas have more than one “anchor city;” the anchor city is the city that the metro area is named for. For instance, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area has two anchor cities, Dallas and Fort Worth, as they are both named in the metro area.
About household moving to major metro areas
When it comes to household moving to major metro areas, household movers will often look at the anchor city first to determine a basic price. What’s nice is that most logistics companies use this method, and if a city in a metro area is close to the anchor city, the price difference between the two (at least on your specific route) is going to be minimal at best. It’s a bit different in the household moving industry as compared to auto transport, but in many ways it works just the same. Household movers have set prices along specific routes and oftentimes use mileage and other factors to calculate prices. When shipping into and out of major metro areas, they can still charge the same for many areas around an anchor city since they sit so close.
This isn’t always the case, and unlike in the car shipping industry you can’t just meet your shipper somewhere else to get your stuff; they have to deliver it to your door. Oftentimes, in major cities, this simply isn’t an option; remember, interstate household moving companies often use huge semi-trucks and trailers to haul multiple loads at once, and sometimes they just can’t maneuver in a tight area like a major downtown district or even somewhere out in the suburbs. When this happens, they’ll contract with a local mover with smaller trucks to get your goods to your door. Don’t worry; you have to sign off on this approach, and typically it comes with no extra charge – though you’ll have to double-check with your household mover for that.
Looking for household moving to major metro areas?
If you’re looking for household goods moving quotes, even if it’s not for household moving to major metro areas, you can fill out our free household moving quote request form on our Household Moving Articles page. That page has our dedicated household goods transportation quote request form, as well as links to various household moving articles you can peruse at your leisure to learn more about the industry. Your quotes will come into your email inbox from household shippers that we clear for dependability and reliability. If you are looking for quotes to ship a vehicle, you can also fill out our free online auto transport quote request form, and you can also get quotes for both auto and household moving services through that form. You can, of course, always call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent as well.