Boston is a thriving city, the capital of the State of Massachusetts. If you are moving here, you will have a lot to occupy yourself with in terms of exploring the city. There are plenty of museums and public parks to enjoy such as Boston Common, a popular place for a family walk or a jog. If you are interested in museums, the Kennedy museum and the Boston Tea Party museum are also worth a visit. The Freedom Trail around the city is a must do walk to really understand the history of the city.
In general, the region of New England, as one of the first English settlements in North America, has many similarities to parts of the UK. If you are British and you are moving to Boston, you may find this comforting and it may help you settle into the area. Many of the first settlers were from Eastern England, which has had an influence on the heritage and culture of the area. It is often said that New England has very distinctive characteristics and architecture, apart from the impact of the first English settlers, the region has also experienced waves of immigration from many other countries also, including European countries and worldwide.
The climate in Boston is varied, with often harsh winters but usually long hot summers. Don’t forget the fabulous cuisine also, mainly seafood and diary based, make sure to try out the well known dishes of Clam Chowder and Apple Pie. In summary, it is a beautiful city with many things to do and leisure activities for all of the family. This is no doubt why the city is a popular expat destination.
Areas to Live in Boston
With regards to living in Boston, there are many areas and neighbourhoods to choose from. In fact, it is often called the ‘City of Neighbourhoods’ due to its proliferation of suburbs. Each area is quite unique, some areas are listed below:
If you like living in historic areas, this is the place to move to in Boston. It was originally founded by Puritans and also has the oldest community theatre in the USA. It is often referred to as ‘JP’ as a nickname by the locals who embrace its multi-cultural and liberal atmosphere.
Dorchester is another historic area in Boston, founded by emigrants from Dorchester in Dorset, England, sometimes called ‘Dot’. It is the largest neighbour hood with a diverse population.
This is a business improvement area which has many development projects. It is handy if you are going to be working in this area as you will have a short commute. The area has many things to do including shopping, eating out, cultural activities and nightlife.
Other Boston neighbourhoods include Hyde Park, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Mattapan, Roslindale, Mission Hill, South Boston, South End, East Boston, Charlestown, Back Bay, Chinatown, North End and Beacon Hill among others.
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