Moving from Boston, MA, to Miami, FL

Are You Moving from Boston, MA, to Miami, FL?

Located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida, Miami offers a culture, lifestyle, and climate vastly different from anything you’ve experienced in Boston. The quaint red brick buildings of Beacon Hill and streets lined with maple trees will give way to splashes of bright, Art Deco architecture and palm tree-lined streets, with sunlit beaches and the sparking waters of Biscayne Bay just steps away. Miami offers you and your family access to some of country’s best schools, mass transit that rivals that of Boston, a vibrant lifestyle and hip culture, and year-round warmth with virtually no chance of snow. You may never wear wool again. Miami has been ranked as "America's Cleanest City" for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.

What Can Miami offer that Boston Can't?

The information below will help you realize why moving from Boston to Miami could be the best move you’ve ever made.

Climate – Imagine life without blizzards, snow plows and treacherous, icy roads and sidewalks. Imagine enjoying summer-like temperatures all year long. Welcome to Miami! January averages around 70 °F, a far cry from the 30 degree average temperature in Boston. Summer months in Miami see highs closer to 90, but delightful sea breezes off the Atlantic coast will cool you off in no time. You can swap out your winter scarf and gloves for a beach towel and bathing suit.

Population – Miami has a population of around 400,000. Nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America," Miami is the second-largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality. The cultural diversity in Miami guarantees that you will meet many interesting new people and broaden your social horizons.

Education – Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) oversees more than 392 schools and educational centers, including some of the nation's best high schools and several well-known parochial and non-denominational private schools. M-DCPS is one of few public school districts to offer bilingual education in Spanish, French, German, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin Chinese. Local colleges and universities in Miami include the University of Miami, Florida International University (FIU), and Johnson and Wales University. For the working adult, a number of organizations offer professional training programs. Boston may be the home of Ivy League schools, but Miami has been ranked as the sixth most-read city in the U.S., a testament to the quality of education available in the city.

Entertainment – Not only is Miami is home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers, options abound for the spectator sports enthusiast. Miami is home to four major professional teams, the Sony Ericsson Open for professional tennis, numerous greyhound racing tracks, jai alai venues, and golf courses. Miami's tropical weather allows for year-round outdoor activities. Miami cuisine reflects the city’s cultural diversity. Whether celebrity watching in South Beach, enjoying a quiet dinner in laid-back Coconut Grove, or browsing the upscale shops in Bal Harbour, Miami offers a variety of entertainment beyond your wildest dreams.

Economy — Tourism continues to be a principal industry. However, Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States and home to many large national and international companies. The Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," accounts for 176,000 jobs and contributes $18 billion to Miami’s economy.

Welcome to Fabulous Miami!

Whether you’re moving from Boston to Miami for a new career opportunity, a complete change of lifestyle and climate, or because you’ve always wanted to live in the Sunshine State, you won’t be disappointed. Moving to Miami will be the best move you've ever made!


U-Pack is the best option for your long-distance move. You do the packing and loading, but we do all the driving. With service centers near both cities, we know the area and can help you move door to door. Get a free moving quote online to start planning your move!