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Why Move to Boston? A Local’s Perspective on Living in the City  

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Boston MA Aerial view

So you’re thinking of moving to Boston? You’re not alone! Boston has become one of the most popular cities to live in the United States. It is rich with culture and it is among the oldest cities in the USA. Its storied history of helping to shape the destiny of America has drawn millions of tourists over the years. Our wonderful area also boasts: multiple top notch colleges and universities, quality health-care facilities, numerous high tech companies, excellent seafood, deep water port and many more amenities.

Here’s Why You Should Move to Boston:

Massachusetts General Hospital

Top-Notch Health Care Facilities

Boston is among the few areas in the world that possess multiple world-class medical institutions and physicians within the city’s limits. Patients come from all over the world to be provided with exceptional medical care here in Boston. Hospitals such as: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and many more. It’s great to know that if something is ailing you – you are in the right place to get the best help imaginable.

Boston Calling

Move to Boston for the Wide Array Recreational Activities

When you stay in this city, you will never lack recreational activities to keep you occupied. You can check out sporting games, cultural shows, concerts, festivals, museums and even whale watches. Boston Marathon is held every year in April and the Cambridge Science Festival occurs annually on July 4th. Apart from those, there is Art Week Boston, Boston Calling Music festival and some tree lighting activities towards the end of every calendar year. The city also is home to 4 major sports teams with some incredible track records of success. Boston has often been called a sports enthusiast’s paradise due to the many decades of winning seasons for multiple sports.

Great Transportation Systems

Logan International Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the USA, is located in East Boston. Traveling to Europe from this city is easy and affordable. A majority of the locals use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (commonly called the “T”) instead of their personal vehicles. The “T” serves the city, neighborhoods and suburbs with buses and subway systems. We are also blessed with a seemingly endless amount of Uber drivers throughout the city and getting one can be as quick as two minutes. With all these options to get around, you do not really need a car if you live in Boston. While there have been lot’s of recent complaints of our bike lanes slowing down our city – the jury is still out on whether they are helpful or harmful to the environment. The argument that reducing the number of car lanes is causing more traffic which is increasing more carbon dioxide due to greater idling times by cars is something we will have to monitor.

Boston Common

Boston Common

The Boston Common is probably the oldest public park in the United States. This public park has open green spaces, plenty of picnic areas, a carousel, and the Frog pond. The Frog Pond is great for ice-skating in winter and for swimming in summer. The Freedom Trail, which is a popular tourist attraction, starts from Boston Common. If you visit Boston Common during the peak spring season, all the flowers blooming can make it look almost magical.

Boston MA foliage

Four Seasons

Boston experiences winter, summer, spring and autumn. Spring and summer in this city is quite pleasant with plenty of outdoor activities to engage in. Summertime often brings a lot of Boston harbor activities and you can even have a great ferry ride to Provincetown. Being in New England during the fall is breathtaking, with fall foliage providing beautiful scenic views from all over the city. Witnessing the first snowfall each year in Boston never gets old. It is truly awesome to have multiple seasons and rotate your time and activities to the changing weather patterns.

Boston restaurant North End

Great Food

The Boston restaurant scene is simply superb. You could literally go out to dinner four months straight and never get bored of all the different cuisine options. The South End’s Tremont St. is known as restaurant row, and offers locals dining options from all corners of the globe. Let’s not forget to mention the North End, there you will find some of the best Italian restaurants and local bakeries in the country. You can also find a lot of great restaurants in the Back Bay. Overall Boston has an amazing amount of varying foods and tastes with culinary flavors from all around the world. Boston’s cultural diversity heralds in one of the widest mouthwatering array of menus in America.

Northeastern University

Intellectual City

Boston is known by many to be a college town, as it is endowed with a vast amount of incredible colleges and universities with numerous specialized majors. Breater Boston boasts of some of the finest educational institutions in the world like M.I.T and Harvard. It is also home to many well-known universities like Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College, and more. There are so many educational outlets in Boston it’s almost mind boggling; with endless opportunities to take classes in the widest ranges of topics.

Boston is a great city to live in. The general feel and vibe is a highly educated work force with a strong respect for history and culture. Being among the oldest cities in the United States, it’s story defines the struggle for freedom and independence. Loads of Hi Tech companies are based here and the direct access to the ocean is fantastic. You will never get bored here and you will definitely love the numerous eateries and the wonderful cultural heritage. If you considering moving to Boston, you can start searching for your very own Boston apartment right here on Boston Pads!


Demetrios Salpoglou

Demetrios Salpoglou

Published October 6, 2023

Demetrios Salpoglou is the CEO of bostonpads.com which is an information and technology based services company that provides cutting edge resources to real estate companies. Demetrios has developed over 90 real estate related websites and owns hundreds of domain names. Demetrios also owns and operates six leading real estate offices with over 120 agents.

Demetrios has pulled together the largest apartment leasing team in the Greater Boston Area and is responsible for procuring more apartment rentals than anyone in New England – with over 130k people finding their housing through his services. Demetrios is an avid real estate developer, peak performance trainer, educator, guest lecturer and motivational speaker.