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Moving to Boston

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Expatriates move to Boston, United States for a variety of reasons, including its vibrant culture, world-class educational institutions, and diverse job opportunities. The city is home to a wide range of industries, from finance and technology to healthcare and education, making it an attractive destination for those looking to further their career. Additionally, Boston is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant arts and entertainment scene, making it an ideal place to live for those seeking a unique and exciting lifestyle.

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What do I need to know before moving to Boston?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Boston, they said:

"Boston is a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer. Before moving to Boston, it is important to research the cost of living, as it is one of the most expensive cities in the US. It is also important to research the different neighborhoods and find one that best suits your lifestyle. Public transportation is widely available in Boston, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the different options. Additionally, Boston has a wide variety of cultural activities and events, so it is important to explore the city and find out what it has to offer. Lastly, Boston is known for its cold winters, so it is important to be prepared for the cold weather," replied a member in Boston.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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