Moving to Boston

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Expats moving to Boston – the capital and largest city of Massachusetts – will find that the city has both an American appeal and distinctly European undertones. This duality is perfect for expats who, in moving to Boston, get to enjoy vibrant American culture with a European quality of life.
Boston is one of America's oldest cities and has retained the colonial roots of its English expat founders. Cafés, museums, book stores and pubs dot walkable and antiquated city neighbourhoods. 
Great public schools, attractive districts and high-paying jobs are all factors that attract expats to Boston. Yet the city’s charms come with one of the most expensive costs of living in the USA.
While Los Angeles has the fun, New York the money and Washington DC the power, Boston has the brains. This incredibly academically driven city is home to the country's best universities, including Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), some of the best hospitals and research centres, and a highly educated population. This has encouraged technology and research industries to take advantage of its workforce.

While accommodation in Boston is on the expensive side and hard to find, expats will find a range of different options to choose from. However, it is recommended that new arrivals find a place to live with good access to public transport. Most Bostonians opt to utilise public transport rather than brave the congested roads each day. 

In terms of lifestyle options, expats in Boston find there is plenty to keep them busy in their free time. Here one can sample food from across the world or indulge in traditional Bostonian cuisine which centres on seafood. Nightlife in Boston is dominated by bars and live music venues. Active expats will find it is easy to get their adrenaline pumping by taking to one of the running, hiking or biking trails around the city. Those that prefer to watch sport from the comfort of an armchair rather than partake in it themselves, will find that Bostonian's actively support their local sports teams such as the Celtics, Patriots and the famous Boston Red Sox. 
Ultimately, moving to Boston is perfect for expats looking to engage on the forefront of science, technology and industry. Yet for all of its innovation, Boston is rooted in well-established institutions and an old-world ambience.

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