Moving from Boston, MA, to Denver, CO

So Long, Beantown; Hello, Mile High City

Are you planning a move from Boston? You’re sure to miss the city’s historic neighborhoods, the beautiful coastlines and the picturesque sunsets at the North End. And of course, there’s the access to a variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities.

But the time has come for a change of scenery, and now you’re off to Denver! About 2,000 miles separate the cities, and the way of life is a bit different in each, but they share many similarities. Denver has enticing features. You’ll love the city’s diverse job market, you’ll notice a lower cost of living, and you’ll find cheaper housing options in Denver than in Boston.

Check out some other reasons why you’ll love moving to Denver and learn about how U-Pack® can help you move across the country.

Getting to Know Denver

Here’s some quick information to help you acclimate to your new home: 

How’s the climate?
In Denver, you’ll get less rain, less humidity, more snow, more sun and an overall milder climate than in Boston. Per year, Denver, on average, gets about 245 days of sun (compared to the 200 days Boston gets), 15½ inches of rain (compared to Boston’s 44 inches) and 55 inches of snow (compared to Boston’s 44 inches).

The weather in Denver can vary quite a bit. For example, evenings in winter can get very cold, but daytime temperatures can reach above 60 degrees. In the spring, you’ll start seeing flowers bloom and will experience a gradual temperature shift. It warms up around July, with temps averaging in the low- to mid-70s. Then, as the season changes, it will cool off gradually again around September. 

If you enjoyed the fall foliage in Boston and seeing the colors change, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience that in Denver, as well. 

What’s the job market and cost of living like?

Moving to the Mile High City in search of work? You’ll find a deep and diverse job market with a low unemployment rate, and average salaries and cost of living are fair compared to Boston. Denver has become a major distribution center for the western and central portions of the U.S. Residents work in a variety of fields from the oil and natural energy sector, to mining, to aerospace and aviation technology. Financial services, tourism, local and federal government, and health care also play major roles in Denver’s economy. Here are some more key numbers that illustrate what to expect living Denver: 

Denver cost of living facts: 

  • Average salary: $61,278 (compared to $72,123 in Boston)
  • Median home price: $422,400 (compared to $592,300 in Boston)
  • Income tax: 4.63% in Colorado (compared to 5.10% in Boston)
  • Unemployment rate: 2.8% (compared to 2.9% in Boston)
  • Denver job growth is expected to increase over the next decade

Entertainment options

Crisp air awaits in Denver. Along with outdoor activities like hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and exploring, you can enjoy the elements in one of the city’s many public parks. For other options, go shopping at the 16th Street Mall or swing by historic Daniels and Fisher Tower. Have kids? They’ll love the Denver Art Museum or a tour of the house of Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Are you a sports fanatic missing your favorite Boston teams? You’ll have chances to see them when they come to Denver. The city has four major professional sports teams: the Avalanche of the NHL, the Broncos of the NFL, the Nuggets of the NBA and the Rockies of MLB. 

Moving to Denver

Your long-distance move doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s how a move works with U-Pack: You pack and load, and we drive. That’s it! And with our nationwide network of service centers, we can deliver your belongings from Boston to Denver in just 2-5 business days! With locations near both Boston and Denver, we can help on both ends of your move. Get a free online quote or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to find out how much your move will cost.