Making a transition to a new region can make you both a little bit excited and anxious. You’re welcoming in a new way of life, but now you have to get to know a new city. A long distance move from Miami to Boston is a big transition. Boston is one of the nation’s oldest cities and holds a great deal of history while remaining a bustling urban center today. So what should you expect when moving from Miami to Boston?

Weather Permitting

When you first decided to move to Boston from Miami, your thoughts likely immediately drifted toward the snowy New England weather. While Boston does host cold and snowy winters, it also has warm and humid summers with average highs in the mid-80s.  Its northeastern location makes it a hotspot for a lot of precipitation all year round.

Culture Shock

Because Boston is a large metropolitan area, it is often easy to overlook the vast amount of local universities.  University students make up a large chunk of the local economy – contributing over $300 million each year. However, Boston is also a center for financial and banking, tech and shipping.

In contrast to the Latin flair of Miami, culture is Boston is centered around the history and arts.  Hundreds of museums, art galleries and performing art centers can be found all around the city. And Boston is home to several professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox at their beloved Fenway Park.

Moving Preparations

In planning your move, be sure everything is settled at both your new and old locations to help you settle in and sleep easy.  A few things to consider:

  1. Watch the weather so you can prepare for inclement or severe weather in both Boston and Miami. Depending on the season, concerns could include winter snow storms or tropical storms.
  2. Change your address in advance.  The post office allows you to begin forwarding your mail on a pre-set future date. This lasts a full year – plenty of time to change your address for bills, publications, etc. 
  3. Transfer your utilities. Chances are, for a long distance move such as Miami to Boston, you will have to disconnect with your current gas, electric and cable companies and establish new accounts with different companies and schedule times for representatives to complete installation.
  4. Hire professional interstate movers backed by a reputable national van line, such as Atlas. For a long distance move, there are a number of complexities and considerations that are not of concern for local in-town moves.

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