Home United States Forum United States Guide Moving to United States Real Estate Healthcare in United States
United States
Resources
City Guides
JoinSign In
Take the 2020 Expat Exchange Survey

An Expat Talks about Living in Boston, Massachusetts

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Boston

How long have you lived there?

Many Years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

I might recommend looking into local high schools (Brookline High) for continuing ed classes- you can take everything from Spanish to cooking to woodworking. There is also Junior League of Boston, and different business networking opportunities. (None which come to mind by name- but we belong to the Boston College Club- those types of places are great- although expensive) I would also suggest looking into the alumni department of the college you attended- I know there is a whole network of colleges that sponsor events together. (wine tasting, a capella concerts, ball games, etc.) One other suggestion is Boston.com and citysearch.com -- they summarize all the events in the city- free concerts on the river, events in the park, shows, etc. The Improper Bostonian is a free weekly magazine - they usually list great stuff in there, as well as the Boston Globe publishes a calendar section each Thursday. It highlights the events going on for the weekend, new restaurants, bars, etc.

Expats living in United States interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Get a Quote

Expats living in United States interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Not really- Boston is still particularly segregated. The neighborhoods are still quite divided by race- and there are definite "bad" areas and "good" areas. Overall you will find much diversity- more so in some areas than others. I do think that people are becoming more accepting of differences, but it has been a slow process.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Monster.com is really big here. For more of a part time job, the Boston Globe is always good.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

It is a bit of all of this- but work and socializing are big on a daily basis. Sports- depending on the season -are big too. Specifically the Patriots and Red Sox. I don't see a huge family emphasis at all.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Real estate advice- renting an apartment is expensive- the rents are high and in addition you have to pay first, last, security, and a finders fee - usually equal to one month's rent. The suburbs are a bit less expensive- and many still have an urban feel.

Read Next

Culture-Shock-in-Northern-VirginiaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Northern Virginia, United States

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country and skype.

Living-in-ChristianstedAn Expat Discusses Living in Christiansted, United States

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is improving since refinery has reopened and there are reconstruction jobs. She wouldn't advise someone to move to St. Croix right now unless they don't need to work.

Health-Care-in-New-York-CityHealth Care in New York City

New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City.

Healthcare-in-BostonHealthcare in Boston

Expats in Boston have access to excellent healthcare and hospitals attached to the best medical schools in the world. As with other parts of the U.S., it's imperative to know your coverage before you access any kind of care or purchase prescription medication.

Take the 2020 Expat Exchange Survey

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment
Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in United States from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Living-in-the-United-StatesHealth Care in New York City

New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City.

New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City....

Living-in-the-USAHealthcare in Boston

Expats in Boston have access to excellent healthcare and hospitals attached to the best medical schools in the world. As with other parts of the U.S., it's imperative to know your coverage before you access any kind of care or purchase prescription medication.

Expats in Boston have access to excellent healthcare and hospitals attached to the best medical schools in the world. As with other parts of the U.S., it's imperative to know your coverage before you...

Moving-To-Saipan-(not-really-Guam,-but-not-listed-anywhere)An Expat Talks about Moving to Saipan (not really Guam, but not listed anywhere), United States

An expat in Saipan describes Saipan as a beautiful, broken paradise. She urges people to visit before moving to Saipan. When you move, find a full concrete home with storm shutters and a backup generator to weather cyclones. She talks about the cost of living, what to bring and leave at home and water shortages.

An expat in Saipan describes Saipan as a beautiful, broken paradise. She urges people to visit before moving to Saipan. When you move, find a full concrete home with storm shutters and a backup gener...

United States Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal