Milwaukee is the largest city in the entire state of Wisconsin, and it is actually the 23rd largest city in the U.S. based on total population. As the seat of Milwaukee County it is one of the most popular auto transport destinations in the state, and carriers are more willing to travel to or from the city thanks to its large population – it has over 600,000 residents in the city proper, with 1.7 million residents living in the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The city was founded by French fur traders, though when they first settled in the early 19th century the area was little more than a minor trading post in the middle of nowhere. It wouldn’t be until after the end of the American Revolution and the start of westward expansion that Milwaukee began to grow. Farming became a major part of the city’s economy, which in turn drew more residents (that plus all that nothing for miles around). More recently, Milwaukee has gotten away from farming a bit and more toward microbreweries, which have proven to be quite popular thanks to local city ordinance. Manufacturing was present in a big way in Milwaukee until the de-industrialization kick of the 70’s and 80’s; today, urban renewal has helped turn a dilapidated downtown district into a beautiful, burgeoning metropolis.
During the summer months, average highs reach in the low-to-mid 80’s, making it perfect for car shippers to run routes through the area. Winter, though, is the season you want to try to avoid when it comes to auto transport. During the winter months, snow is relatively common, thanks to its proximity to the Great Lakes. Normal highs during the depths of winter are in the low 30’s, with overnight lows easily dropping into the low-to-mid teens – this can wreak havoc for a carrier’s mechanical systems, and as such shippers will either charge a lot more to ship there or avoid it altogether, so be wary.
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