If you’re relocating to Boston, you probably have a lot of questions – and this guide is here to help.
Relocating to Boston: The Complete Guide
No matter why you’re moving to Boston, you need information on:
- Traffic and transportation
- Utility providers
Here’s a closer look at each.
Relocating to Boston: Traffic and Transportation
We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Traffic can be pretty serious in and around Boston. (That’s why we strive to find the perfect homes for each of our clients – we focus on things like commute times and can answer your questions about traveling back and forth when we’re showing you homes in your favorite neighborhoods.)
If driving isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll be glad to know that the public transit system is excellent here. Run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, there are subway routes, 12 commuter rail service lines, five light rails, 113 bus lines and two ferry lines.
The city of Boston itself is extremely walkable, which is particularly helpful if you want to live and work downtown.
Relocating to Boston: Utility Providers
There are several utility providers in Boston:
- Water and sewer: Boston Water and Sewer Commission
- Electricity: Eversource, Constellation and Direct Energy
- Gas: Constellation and Direct Energy
- Waste management: Department of Public Works
- Internet and cable television: Xfinity, AT&T, RCN and Verizon
Relocating to Boston: Neighborhoods
There are several neighborhoods throughout the city of Boston, and it’s best to talk to your REALTOR® about what one is the best fit for you based on your lifestyle. Some of the most notable neighborhoods include:
- Back Bay
- Beacon Hill
Relocating to Boston: Schools
Boston Public Schools runs the public school system – and it’s the oldest school system in the United States, having been founded in 1647. There are a number of private schools in the city, as well. Your REALTOR can help you find a home that’s zoned for a specific school, too – there are homes for sale all over the district.
There are several universities and colleges here, including:
- Bay State College
- Boston College
- Boston University
- Bunker Hill Community College
- Fisher College
- Quincy College
- The Massachusetts College of Arts and Design
- The Urban Collage of Boston
- Tufts University
Relocating to Boston: Hospitals
There are several award-winning hospitals in Boston, including:
- Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Boston Medical Center
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center
- New England Baptist Hospital
There are a number of urgent care clinics, as well.
Relocating to Boston: Veterinarians
If you’re moving with a four-legged (or otherwise) family member, these are some of the most highly rated veterinarians in the city:
- Boston Veterinary Clinic
- South Boston Animal Hospital
- Back Bay Veterinary Clinic
- Boston Veterinary Care
- Boston Animal Hospital
- South Bay Veterinary Group
- East Boston Animal Hospital
- Charlestown Pet Clinic
- At Home Veterinary
Do You Need to Talk to a Boston REALTOR About Selling Your Home Fast?
If you’re looking for a new home in Boston, check out our:
- Seaport Boston apartments for sale
- South Boston homes for sale
- North End Boston apartments for sale
- South End Boston homes for sale
- Beacon Hill (Boston) homes for sale
- Back Bay (Boston) homes for sale
- Boston Fenway Apartments for sale
- East Boston homes for sale
- Cambridge, MA homes for sale
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, we can help you sell it quickly and at the right price. Using innovative marketing techniques, we can bring in qualified buyers who can’t wait to see the inside of your home – so let’s talk. Call us at 617-966-2475 or 617-262-3075 now, or fill out the form below, to find out how we’ll help you sell your home in Boston.