A Beginner’s Guide to Living in the Boston Suburbs

Calling iconic cities such as Boston home are dreams among many, however there is more to living in such desirable areas than simply purchasing home and settling in. Many larger cities, including Boston, have a “greater” area that is often referred to as the city’s suburbs and in many cases these areas are even more desirable than the actual city itself. When moving to the Boston area there are a few key things to consider ensuring that you can enjoy the great city and all it has to offer to the fullest. 

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Boston is home to incredible public transportation systems, so often, when searching for a home, regardless of if you will need to commute or simply hope to visit the surrounding areas for leisure, finding a home that is close to public transportation stops could be a lifeline making commuting to and from work a breeze. 


Much like other famous cities, Boston isn’t a cheap place to call home. While it isn’t impossible to be able to afford a life in the city, exploring your finances and setting budgets are key to finding a home you’ll love without causing financial hardships later down the line. 


Home to some of the best public-schools within the nation, it’s easy to see why Boston is a hot spot for students of all ages. In addition to the highly rated K-12 schools, the suburbs and surrounding communities are also home to a large handful of excellent college campuses and programs.  

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Boston loves, and we mean LOVES its sport’s teams. From the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and multiple college teams, locals take great pride in their city by cheering on the sporting teams, dressing in fan gear, and take sports very seriously, so make sure to brush up on the rules of the games and immerse yourself in the sporting culture of Boston. 


Walk scores in the city are immensely high and it is very common to see locals running errands on foot to avoid city traffic. Make sure to invest in a good pair of shoes and enjoy walking through the city’s streets.

Whether you’re new to the area, moving from across the country, or are hoping to find the perfect place to settle down and start a life of your own, Boston is an incredible place to live. 

If you’re currently searching for a new home, are ready to sell your home and need a qualified seller’s agent, or if you have questions regarding Massachusetts Real Estate, please feel free to contact our office at any time. 

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