Moving from Austin, TX to Boston, MA

Moving from Austin to Boston?

Then you’re in for a treat! While you may miss the culture and music found in Austin, you’ll find plenty of reasons why moving to Boston is the right choice. Follow our helpful guide about moving from Austin to Boston. It includes information on weather, education, transportation, and lots more!

Making your way from Austin to Boston

29 hours separate you from your new home in Boston. If you plan to drive, then you’ll pass through eight different states and notable cities like Dallas, Little Rock, Nashville, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and NYC! If you plan to fly, a non-stop flight will only take about 3 hours.

Boston’s Size

In the greater Boston metro area, there are 7.6 million people. That’s a big jump from the 1.8 million in Austin’s metro. It may seem like Boston is a little more crowded that Austin at first, but you’ll get used to it no time.

What the weather’s like?

Austin and Boston couldn’t be more different when it comes to weather. In Austin, you were used to hot and humid summers and mild winters. Oh, and lots of sunshine. In Boston, you’ll get almost the exact opposite. Summers in Boston are rainy, humid, and warm. The highs get into the 70s (much cooler than the 90s in Austin). Winters are snow-heavy, with about 45 inches falling per year. Bundle up, too, because Winter temps average in the 20s to 30s.

Getting an education

If you have school-aged children, they can transition right into Boston Public Schools, which serves more than 50,000 students. For higher education, there are many colleges and universities to choose from. Some of the most notable include: Boston University, Boston College, The University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard University.


  • Public Transportation: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Airport: Logan Airport
  • Highways: I-95, I-93, I-90, I-495
  • Walkability: Boston has a Walk Score of 80 according to Maybe that’s why it’s dubbed “The Walking City.”

Where to eat in Boston

The locals love Morton’s Steak House, Capital Grille, Area 4, and Grill 23. Sam LaGrassa’s, Mulligans, and Karo’s BBQ are all great spots for a delicious meal, too.

What to do

If you were into the music scene in Austin, then you’ll like that Boston has a live music scene, too! Try the House of Blues, Brighton Music Hall, or Great Scott. Sure, it may not be 6th street, but you might be surprised! Do you love sports? Boston is a sports lover’s paradise. You can watch the Boston Red Sox of the MLB, the Boston Bruins of the NHL, and the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Here are even more things to do in Boston:

  • New England Aquarium
  • Freedom Trail
  • Public Garden
  • Museum of Science
  • Paul Revere House
  • The Boston Pops
  • Fenway Park
  • North End
  • Boston Public Library

How are you moving from Austin to Boston?

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