Moving from Durham, NC, to Boston, MA

Leaving NC to make a home in Boston?

According to the 2020 US Census, Boston’s population is just under 650,000, making it almost twice as populated as Durham, NC. With this move of 700 miles, you’ll find more people, attractions, businesses and different opportunities as you make a home in historic Beantown.

Prepare for colder winters and milder summers

While you’re used to mild winters and hot, humid summers, you’re in for a change with Boston’s cold, snowy winters and mild summers. And with an annual average snowfall of just under 50 inches, moving to Boston means you’ll want snow gear you didn’t need for Durham’s annual 4 inches.

The cost of living in Boston is higher than you’re used to

Boston is typically more expensive than Durham, with higher housing costs, higher taxes and pricier goods and services. But the good news is that the city’s average salaries are also higher than national averages, and the economy is strong with a focus on education, healthcare and technology.

Top employers in the city include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

You’ll have access to excellent public transportation

Boston has a more extensive public transportation system than Durham, with a subway system and many bus routes. This is essential because parking is scarce in the densely populated city. So, whether you’re going to work, running errands or visiting one of Boston’s many tourist attractions, public transportation is an excellent choice to get around.

Let U-Pack move you to Boston

With our service centers near Durham and Boston, U-Pack® is equipped to handle your move. We’re a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we take care of the driving. Get your free quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. We’re happy to help!