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Moving to Boston, tips for moving to Boston

Moving to Boston can be a great opportunity, as it is one of the most important cities in North America.

Moving to Boston - United States Flag

Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts and played a key role in the revolution for American independence. Today it is the most populous city in the New England region and is known for its large influx of young people and for the University of New England's University of California. Harvardlocated in the district of Cambridge. There are many attractions in this city, which is also a renowned financial, commercial and political centre.

The town, founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Nowadays, it is known as "the city of neighbourhoods" due to the number of districts with different characteristics. It is also a leader in innovation and combines interesting traditions and emblematic premises that house modern businesses, offering the latest technology.

Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
The Harvard University is the oldest higher education institution in United States

Some notes on the US economy

According to data provided by the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid,  The United States is the world's leading economyhas 329 million consumers who have an income of per capita 63,500 (in 2020 IMF). According to World Bank data, in 2019 the US ranked second as an issuer of investment (9.5% of the world total) and was the leading recipient of foreign investment (15.9% of the total).

In the business sphere, Spain and the US are in close contact with each other. strong bilateral trade relations. In 2019 it was the sixth destination for Spanish exports and the fifth supplier. As of November 2020, the bilateral balance stood at 2,217 million euros, favourable for Spain.

The US economy is characterised by the flexibility of its markets. The share of the public sector in economic activity is relatively low. The country invests heavily in research and development, has a very flexible labour market and a large availability of capital, which allows it to be in a position of being one of the most competitive countries in the world. very high technological levelThe EU's research and development activities, particularly in business and consumer services, information technology, medicine, aerospace and military technology.

Customers are looking for immediacy. Speed in acquiring the goods and services they need is essential and they have a wide range of purchasing options, as well as great freedom and protection.

On the other hand, it is a very legalistic market and, as a consequence, to operate in this country it is necessary to have an intense specialist legal adviceThe Commission has also proposed a new regulation, so as not to be at a clear disadvantage vis-à-vis local operators.

Moving to Boston - Boston city and harbour view

Things to consider when moving to Boston

  • VISASAs for any other city in the United States, a visa is required to work in Boston. For information on the current regulations on visassee this page of the Embassy of the United States in Spain.
  • WORKJob search: The most common form of job search is to consult job offers in websites and job fairs or agencies. As a popular city, the most sought-after jobs in Boston are those related to tourism, hotels and restaurants. These include the professions of waiters, guides, clerks and receptionists. On the plus side, the average salary in Boston is somewhat higher than in the rest of the country, especially in skilled jobs such as medicine.
  • STANDARD OF LIVINGDepending on the area and the size of the property, the rent usually ranges from 500 to 4,000$ per month, plus monthly expenses ranging from 100 to 250$, the most important of which is heating in the winter months, as temperatures range from -17° to 3°.
  • HEALTH As is well known, the United States does not have a public health service, which makes it essential to have health insurance with the necessary coverage.

Moving to Boston - Ferry

  • URBAN TRANSPORTBoston is the fourth busiest underground system in the country and the price of a single ticket is around 2,70$. On the other hand, a bus ride can cost 2.10$ and a ferry ride can cost 3.30$. However, due to its urban layout, it is a city that allows you to walk almost anywhere. In fact it is known as the "American's Walking City".

Highlights of places to visit in Boston

Being a cradle of culture and a leading city in the United States, there are plenty of options to enjoy the tourism that the city has to offer, but here are a few places you can't miss:

  • Museum of Fine Arts The Boston Museum of Art, which offers an interesting collection of works of art, mixing modern art with Egyptian treasures.
  • New England Aquariuman aquarium with more than two thousand animals.
  • Museum of Sciencesa science and planetary museum.
  • The art museum located in a Venetian palace named Isabella Steward Gardner Museum.
  • A tour of the historic sites and museums in the Freedom Trial.Moving to Boston - Boston Common Park
  • The iconic stadium of the Red Sox, Fenway Park.
  • Boston Commona park of historical significance.
  • The historic shopping centre Faneuil Hall.
  • The museum of interactive exhibitions Boston Children's Museum.
  • A quiet 19th century park called Public Garden.
  • The The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.where there are exhibitions and objects of political history.
  • A floating museum with live re-enactments called Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
  • Quicy Marketa curious, iconic warehouse-style market.
  • The park Boston Harbour Islands State ParkThe city is full of history and activities.
  • Copley SquareThe architecture is very diverse and special.
  • The popular public beach Revere Beachwhich was the first in the United States.

In short, there are many options to visit, but we have tried to expose the most visited and some of the most curious.

Curiosities about Boston

  • Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritans who emigrated from England in search of better life opportunities. It is therefore one of the oldest cities in the United States.
  • Boston is known as the "Athens of America"or as the "intellectual city", in large part because of its prestigious teaching, provided in the University of HarvardBoston is the best known, but there are more than fifty universities and more than 100 colleges that carry out research activities. It was also the site of the first public school in the United States, the Boston Latin School, which opened in 1635.
  • In 1848, the first free library was founded there: The Boston Public Library.

Moving to Boston - Boston Public Library

  • In September 1897, in Boston, the first the first underground in the USA.
  • Alexander Graham Bell presented the first phone in 1876.
  • Back Bayis a neighbourhood in Boston that is considered an open-air museum of beautiful Victorian, Classical and Gothic buildings. For its part, Beacon Hill is one of the most elegant neighbourhoods and home to the best antique shops.
  • Boston celebrates the annual marathon oldest in the world, having been held since 1897.
  • Boston is famous for its fish and seafood such as clam chowder and lobster sandwiches.
  • The state of Massachusetts was ranked in 2015 as the best state to live in by 24/7 Wall St. Louis media.
  • The river Charles separates Boston from the nearby city of Cambridge and its shores are a preferred place to make picnic during the warmer months.

Moving to Boston - Charles River

So, you see, moving to Boston may be a good optionIts quality of life and options reveal it to be so. If you finally decide to make the move to this attractive city, please contact GIL STAUFFER. We will help you in the process.

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