Across the Map: Virginia Auto Shipping Services
The Commonwealth of Virginia (one of only four U.S. states to officially be known as a “Commonwealth”) is one of the oldest U.S. states. Located on the eastern seaboard, Virginia is currently home to over 8.2 million residents, ranking it 12th largest in the entire country by population. Virginia is rich in history, and the Virginia General Assembly is the oldest governing body of law in the “New World” (i.e. the United States and Canada). As it is located near the federal capital, Washington D.C., it is not altogether surprising to hear that many federal agencies and divisions have headquarters in northern Virginia, and that government employees make up one of the largest auto transport and household moving demographics in and out of Virginia. You can also read more about the state here.
As one of the oldest states in the Union, it’s somewhat surprising that Virginia is not more urban and modern. That’s not to say the city isn’t up to speed or anything; quite the contrary. It’s just that there are huge swaths of the state with only little human habitation, and those areas are typically the ones that are the hardest to ship a vehicle to or from – or, at the very least, it’s more expensive. The main north-south interstate through Virginia is I-95, connecting most of the major population centers together including Richmond and Alexandria. I-95 services the eastern parts of the state; to the west, I-81 connects cities such as Roanoke and Winchester together in a long line.
The state’s largest city is Virginia Beach, a major tourist location on the southeastern shores of Virginia. It is near to Norfolk, a major naval area and also a popular shipping location. Though there are many areas in Virginia that you can ship a vehicle to or from, some are easier to get to than others, and ironically the largest city in Virginia is one of the more difficult ones to move to or from. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s accessed by I-64, and while I-64 may be a popular interstate in Virginia it’s not a popular interstate anywhere else in the country. Keep that in mind – you may have better luck shipping to Norfolk, as it is a major military station that sees a ton of traffic, and then simply driving the twenty miles or so to Virginia Beach. You can read more about shipping a vehicle to or from Virginia via this helpful link.