Shipping a car from Boston to Denver Guide
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What are my options when shipping a car from Boston to Denver?
Moving a vehicle from Boston to Denver can be done in two ways:
- driving it to the destination
- shipping the car
Driving the car to your destination in Denver would be a great option if you are up for a close to 2000 miles road adventure. It won’t be easy though. Driving long distances is not for everybody. Cross country roads can be dangerous. When the distance is more than 200 miles, we always recommend shipping instead of driving.
To hire an auto transport company means to free yourself from the responsibility of moving your vehicle. It makes life easier when you are busy or simply do not wish to embark on a road trip. Moreover, it saves you time and spares your car additional hundreds of miles of wear and tear. When you have to move a car across the country it often means adding at least a thousand miles to the odometer, oil change, flat tires, and other possible issues. Shipping a car from Boston to Denver with a car transport company is also often cheaper than driving it yourself, once you consider all the expenses a long distance trip entails.
Transporting with a professional car shipping company means peace of mind. All you need to do is find a reliable auto transporter and prepare your vehicle for shipping.
What services does an auto transport company offer?
Typical auto transport services vary, but in general, you’ll be able to choose based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery. Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- open and enclosed car carrier
- standard and expedited delivery
All Corsia Logistics deliveries are door-to-door delivery. Very rarely we ship cars from and to a terminal. Most individuals and businesses from across the country prefer door-to-door deliveries.
The other options you need to consider is whether to pick a standard service or an expedited delivery. The distinction between the two is the time of delivery. A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within five business days and deliver it, in this case from Boston to Denver within 7 to 10 days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates. Delays happen on the road often due to weather, traffic, or other customers’ delaying the truck.
Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and even time. However, it requires the whole schedule of the truck to be re-arranged based on your requirements, which naturally increases the price.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Boston to Denver?
The price from and to any destination is never a flat rate. Several variables decide the final cost of shipping a vehicle:
- Vehicle make,model, and modifications
- Vehicle condition:operable – non-operable
- Type of car carrier:open – enclosed
- Distance and location
- Supply and demand
Each and every factor is important to determine the right cost to ship a vehicle from Boston to Denver. Vehicle’s make and model and the distance set the base price for shipping. However, they are not the deciding factors. The type of carrier and the vehicle condition always affect the price. If a car is not running under its own power, it increases the cost of shipping.
When an enclosed trailer is requested, it is almost always more expensive. However, usually, a deciding factor is the current supply and demand situation on a given route. Fluctuations happen daily and that is why it is very important to track supply and demand constantly on national dispatch boards.
Moving to the Mile High City
Denver and its inhabitants, Denverites, are welcoming and friendly to anyone who wants to make Denver their new home. As the capital and the most populous municipality of the Colorado State, Denver is quite a vibrant city. Nicknamed the Mile High City due to its elevation of a mile above the sea level, Denver has seen a constant population increase. Since 2010, the population of the city has grown by over 100,000 people. Lately, its population surpassed the 700,000 residents milestone, and the city is ranked the 19th most populous in the United States. In 2016, the city was also named the best place to live in the US by U.S. News & World Report.
As someone moving from Boston, be prepared to experience a whole new climate in Denver. Compared to Boston’s humid continental climate with freezing, snowy winters, and moderate temperatures during the other three seasons, Denver has a semi-arid continental climate. It has four different seasons and a weather that is unpredictable and “influenced” by its location on the High Plains and the Rocky Mountains. The city receives a low amount of precipitation and 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. Don’t think you will be able to get away completely by Boston’ snow though. Denver gets over 50 inches of snow every year, but the snow doesn’t stick around for long.
As of 2013, the City and County of Denver are made up of 78 official neighborhoods that differ quite a lot from one another, especially when it comes to architecture, history, and vibe. Nevertheless, the majority of neighborhoods is full of parks, shops, and restaurants, so that you will have everything you need within your reach. We would advise you to carefully pick the neighborhood that fits you best.
Harvey Park, Platt Park, Sunnyside, Uptown, Five Points, Cherry Creek, Highlands, Capitol Hill/Golden Triangle, are among the most preferred areas in Denver.
Housing and Living Costs
Compared to Boston, housing and living costs in Denver are much lower. Living costs in Denver are 25% less expensive than Boston, while housing costs are 31.3% less expensive.
However, as one of the fastest-growing cities in the States, it can be sometimes hard to find an apartment to rent or buy at a reasonable price in the city. The average rent price for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is around $1,600, but if you look carefully enough, you can find cheaper options in areas that are a bit further away from the city center that are roughly $1,200.
Economy and Employment
During the recent years, the economy of Denver has also seen a huge improvement. Situated near the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the city has a great geographical location and is well connected to major transportation systems in the US. Among the best industries in Denver are Technology, Trade, Aerospace, Agriculture, and Fast Food.
If you still haven’t found a job, make sure to check out companies such as The Boeing Company, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Love Grown Foods, Leprino Foods, Nutrien, Chipotle, Qboda, Boston Market, or startups such as Baker Technologies and HomeAdvisor.
Things to see and do in Denver
The Rocky Mountain National Park is not all Denver has to offer. Make sure you also visit the Washington Park, Confluence Park, and the City Park, which is 330 acres and the largest park in the Denver. If you love outdoor activities and constantly seek new adventures, you will have the opportunity to practice your favorite sport or hobby as well as explore new gems in Denver year round. The city is also ideal for Ski lovers. Among the most preferred ski destinations are the Vail Mountain Resort, Ski Cooper, Winter Park, Mount Evans, and the Rocky Mountain Ziplines.
Moving to Denver with a car
Once you establish your move in Denver, you will have up to 90 days to register your vehicle and obtain the license plates. Do so within the first 90 days after you relocate to avoid any late registration fees. Keep in mind that Denver, along with counties like Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, and Jefferson, requires mandatory smog checks for all its residents. Find more info at the DMV.org.