Moving from Austin, TX to Boston, MA

Moving from the South to New England

Making the nearly 2,000-mile move from Austin, Texas, to Boston, Massachusetts, can be the start of a great adventure. While both cities are their states’ capitals and have rhyming names, that’s where most of the similarities stop. It’s good to be prepared for different weather and a new way of life in the New England region of the U.S.

Cozy up for cooler weather

While heavy coats and snow gear probably weren’t part of your regular winter wardrobe in Texas, you’ll want to invest in some for Boston. The city’s snowiest month is typically January, averaging over 8 inches. If you were tired of roasting in the heat of Austin summers, the season in Boston is generally much milder and more comfortable, with an average high temperature of 82 degrees in the warmest month of July.

Tourism and healthcare jobs await you in the City on the Hill

Because of its location in one of the 13 original colonies in the United States, Boston has a rich history and a vibrant tourism industry. The city of many nicknames, including “Beantown” and “the City on the Hill,” Boston has plenty of jobs in the hospitality industry with the many museums and historic places located there. (You might have heard of the Boston Tea Party or the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere?) Educators and health service providers can also find jobs at these top employers: 

  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Boston University 
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital 
  • Harvard University 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Northeastern University 

For the love of sports

If you love sports in Texas, you’ll be happy to discover they’re also a big deal in Boston. The city is home to professional sports teams, the Boston Red Sox (baseball), the Boston Celtics (men’s basketball) and the Bruins (hockey). Nearby teams include the New England Patriots (football) and the New England Revolution (soccer). The area has multiple college sports teams, and the city hosts the Boston Marathon and the Head of the Charles Regatta (rowing race) each year. Fun fact: Basketball was invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts, around 90 miles from Boston.

Let U-Pack move you from the South to the East Coast

With our service centers near Austin and Boston, U-Pack® can help with your move. We’re a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we handle all the driving. Get your free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.