What You Need to Know Before Moving to Boston

Monday, August 22, 2016

So you decided to move to Boston? We may be a little biased, but we think Boston is a lovely place to live in and around. The city bustles with constant motion, culture, and history, but don’t take our word for it. According to Business Insider, Boston consistently rates in the top 25 most economically powerful cities in the world, and according to the Philanthropy Chronicles, it also ranks in the top 50 most generous cities. Not only is business booming in this New England town, but the history of the city dates back to 1630. If you want to take a step back in time, check out the remnants of Paul Revere’s house or eat at the oldest restaurant – The Union Oyster House– dating back to 1826. With so much to do and see, getting started may seem a little overwhelming. Not to worry! We created a detailed guide to this area to provide you with all the resources you’ll need after your big move.


Boston in Your First Week:

Packing & moving tips and resources:

Packing can be a little overwhelming — you never know what you’ll find buried in the corners of your drawers and closets — and you may not realize how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years until you see it all packed into cardboard boxes. We’ve got you covered with our recommendations for the best movers, moving equipment rentals, and general packing tips. We’ve also provided recommendations for all the utilities you may need. Everything from real estate agents to electricians — we’ve done all the research on resources in the city, so you don’t have to!

Activities & things to do in Boston:

We know that the first thing you want to do after a big move is explore your new city. As locals for over 20 years, we know all the best eateries, beaches, and must­see sporting events. With our suggestions, you’ll feel like you’ve lived here your whole life.

Local Information:

At some time during your residency in Boston, you might find yourself in need of medical attention or you may need to get in touch with your local government official, which is why we’ve included printable resources to keep these numbers close by. Stick these resources on your fridge or leave them by the phone for you babysitter — you never know when you might need them.

Finally, we would like to formally welcome you to our city and we wish you all the best in your move!