Moving from Tampa, FL, to Boston, MA
Moving north to the City on a Hill
Are you ready for a new adventure moving from Tampa to Boston, known as “The City on a Hill?” The cities are a little more than 1,300 miles apart, and you can expect changes in climate, culture and more as you adjust to your new home. Boston has about twice the population of Tampa, with over 675,000 residents calling the capital city home. And with a much higher population density, your new home city might feel a bit more crowded.
Enjoy all four seasons in Boston
You’ll find out right away that Boston has a colder climate than Tampa. Boston winters can be long and harsh, with snowfall averaging 48 inches per year and cold temperatures. Investing in some winter gear ahead of the season is a good idea.
After a cool spring and a mild and warm summer, the trees in Boston will show out for autumn with bursts of red, orange and yellow like nothing you’ve ever seen in Tampa. It’s no wonder why fall is the favorite season for many Bostonians!
Is it expensive to live in Boston?
Boston has a reputation for a high cost of living, but it’s important to note that average salaries are also higher than national averages.
The city is home to some of the world's most prestigious universities and healthcare institutions, which also provide many jobs for the area. Here are some of the top employers in Boston:
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Boston University
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Northeastern University
Sightsee like a tourist and travel like a local
Explore Boston’s rich history, including the Freedom Trail, the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, the Old State House Museum and many other historical sites. And don’t miss out on the city’s sports enthusiasm — attend a baseball game at Fenway Park to cheer on the Boston Red Sox.
Traffic and parking can be an issue in Boston, so many residents rely on the robust public transportation network, including buses and a subway system. During pleasant weather, many Bostonians chose to bike throughout the city.
Move to Boston with U-Pack
With service centers near Tampa 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.