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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 06, 2023

Summary: The population of Boston, MA is estimated to be around 694,583 people. People love living in Boston for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse neighborhoods. There are plenty of activities for residents in Boston, including visiting historical sites, attending sporting events, exploring the city's many parks, and enjoying the city's nightlife. The weather in Boston is generally mild, with hot summers and cold winters. The average cost of living for a family in Boston is quite high, with the median household income being around $63,000. The median cost of a three bedroom home in Boston is around $600,000, while a four bedroom home can cost upwards of $800,000. The best neighborhoods to live in Boston depend on the individual's needs and preferences. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South End, and Jamaica Plain. These neighborhoods offer a variety of amenities, including great restaurants, shops, and parks. They also tend to be more affordable than other neighborhoods in the city.

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

"Boston is a great city for retirees, offering a variety of activities and attractions. Before retiring in Boston, expats should research the cost of living, as it is higher than the national average. Additionally, expats should consider the climate, as Boston experiences cold winters and hot, humid summers. It is also important to research the different neighborhoods in Boston, as each has its own unique character and amenities. Finally, expats should look into the availability of healthcare and other services, as well as the public transportation system, to ensure they have access to the resources they need," remarked one expat who made the move to 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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