A Brief History of San Francisco
- The city of San Francisco is the only consolidated city-county in the state of California. Founded in summer 1776 by the Spanish, it was ceded to the U.S. in 1848 after the Mexicans lost the Mexican-American War. It was originally the largest city in the state of California up to the turn of the 20th century and was considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the entire country. By 1860 the population of the city was 56,000; by 1900 it had risen to 342,000. Despite losing much of the city in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the subsequent fires that engulfed the city, it continued to grow during the 20th century, albeit perhaps at a slightly slower rate. Today the city is the cultural and financial center of the Bay Area and it is the largest city in northern California as well as the fourth-most populated in the state of California, with a population of over 825,000 residents. Read more about San Francisco.
What to Expect When Shipping to or from San Francisco
- San Francisco sits just west of Oakland on the other side of the San Francisco Bay. With many tightly-packed buildings and winding streets, getting an auto transport truck into downtown isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Therefore, when you’re shipping to or from San Francisco many auto transporters will ask you if you can meet them across the bay in Oakland, as that’s generally a lot easier to get to as well as get around in. San Francisco sits a ways west of I-5, the main north-south interstate that services California, though plenty of auxiliary interstates weave around it including I-480, I-580 and I-280, though I-280 is the main one servicing San Francisco proper. This makes it easier for shippers, but still only so much; chances are if you’re finding prices higher into San Francisco you may want to move your shipping location to Oakland, as it’s closer to I-5 and easier for shippers to get into and out of.
How to get a Free San Francisco Auto Shipping Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from San Francisco, California, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best auto transporters in the industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.