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San Juan

San Juan


Are you moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico?

San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the most vibrant, exciting places in the United States. The only thing is… people forget about it. Puerto Rico has been an unincorporated area of the country for over a century, and since it’s located off the mainland, people sometimes look over the many virtues the city offers. The costal city of San Juan is the capital of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It has a vibrant history that is steeped in rich culture and religion. Since its establishment in 1509, the town has become a bustling metropolis. There’s currently a population of almost 400,000, with a metropolitan area population of close to 2.5 million. Let’s review the many reasons why you might want to live in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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What is the weather like in San Juan?

San Juan is a very, very warm place. It is definitely a place for people who aren’t fond of winter. With average highs consistently in the 80-degree range all through out the year, there has never been a day on record that has dipped below 60 degrees. There is also a considerable amount of humidity annually in the city, with the average percentage landing at about 75%. The good news is, though, that the city is not extremely hot. It has never had a day go above 100 degrees. It instead enjoys the more mild variety of heat all year long. There are many days with pleasant precipitation, as well. Over 56 inches of rain is typically expected in a San Juan calendar cycle. The rain, though, is usually fairly evenly spread out across each month. Most months get between four and five inches, meaning that torrential downpours are not the norm. Unusual for a city with so much rain, there is almost 3,000 hours of sunlight annually. Puerto Rico has sun, warmth, and agreeable rainfall. What more could you ask for?

What are the demographics like in San Juan?

In many ways, Puerto Rico is like a separate country from the United States. So when moving or visiting the area, it might pique many people’s curiosity to know what the demographics are like in San Juan. Hispanics make up about 67% of the population. An additional one percent are Non-Hispanic Whites. Meanwhile, there is a sizable African American contingency with about 18 percent of Puerto Rico claiming the race. There are several other smaller groups of races represented as well, including American Indians and Asians. Only a little more than 13,000 people in the city have non-Hispanic roots.

How are the schools in Puerto Rico?

Going to school in a place as different as Puerto Rico might be jarring for students familiar with mainstream American institutions. However, Puerto Rico is part of the United States education school system, and has equally excellent education options. The Puerto Rico Department of Education runs 136 public schools in the city San Juan. Of particular interest to Americans from English-speaking areas will be two bilingual schools operated by the city. There are also several prestigious private schools.

For higher education, there are quite a few different universities located in San Juan. These include the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, the University of the Sacred Heart, the Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, the Intern American University of Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan campus and the Evangelic Seminary of Puerto Rico.

What about tourism in San Juan?

One of the primary sources of income to the city is tourism. This is an important thing to note because it also showcases just how much there is to do in the city. In addition to the beautiful San Juan Beach, there are attractions like Old San Juano, Isla Verde, Condado, and Ocean Park. Old San Juan is of particular interest, since the historic area features many colonial buildings flanked on narrow streets of the blue stone called adoquine. The area also has the ancient wall of defense and several forts, such as the Castle of San Cristobal. Both this site and the El Morro have been catalogued as being a part of the cultural patrimony of humanity.

How is transportation in San Juan?

When moving to any large city, public transportation is always a primary concern. The city itself has the highest density of vehicles of the road in the entire world with about 4,300 vehicles counted per paved mile. Clearly, cars are a popular way to travel in San Juan. There is also, however, the city’s Metropolitan Bus Authority, which has a fleet of 277 regular and 25 handicap-accessible buses. The Cantano Ferry, meanwhile, is the daily ferry service that connects the town of Catano to Old San Juan. A metro train was opened in 2004, as well. Automobiles are still the primary mode of transportation, regardless.

Moving to San Juan

If you’re looking for an affordable, easy way to move to San Juan, U-Pack® can help. We’ll deliver a moving trailer or ReloCube to your door for loading, then drive it to the nearest port to sail to San Juan. Once your items arrive, just clear them with the customs office and we’ll deliver direct to your door.

It’s that easy! Get a free moving quote today to see how much you can save with U-Pack.      

Welcome to beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico!

What are you waiting for? The consistent weather, beautiful history, and exciting culture of Puerto Rico are all waiting for you! Pack your bags today!

Helpful Links

Puerto Rico Tourism Site

San Juan Public Transportation

Station Address:
Address: Rd 165 Km 2.4 Us Foreign Trade Zone
San Juan, PR 00965
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (787) 788-4747
Fax: (787) 788-7049

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near San Juan, PR, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in San Juan, PR. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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