When moving to a new city, reading up on your new home’s weather, general attractions, and traffic can help make your transition easier. Here are some things you should know about Boston before you arrive.
Boston boasts four distinct seasons with drastically different temperatures. Winters in Boston are harsh. Average temperatures are often less than 25 degrees, not counting wind chill. Make sure to purchase adequate cold weather clothing and accessories before the seasons change. In contrast, summers are typically mild and hover around 80 degrees, although temperatures up to 100 degrees have been recorded.
Boston is home to a variety of quaint historical neighborhoods, public parks, and landmarks. As one of America’s oldest cities, many of the famous attractions are steeped in history. That’s not to say that there isn’t modern entertainment to be found. In addition to the museums, a wide variety of shopping and dining options, sports events, shows and nature trails are popular activities for residents.
Boston is commonly known as “the walking city.” While it’s true that walking is a common, easy way of getting around the city, bus and subway routes and a large number of taxis make commuting easier. Driving is more difficult for tourists or new residents as the streets are often made of cobblestone and haphazardly arranged. Parking can also be difficult. Often, those who drive choose carpooling as a method of transportation.
Boston is also home to many institutions of higher education. McCallum Graduate School is a highly ranked business school that offers a variety of MBA and MS graduate programs in addition to professional certificate and dual degree courses. To find out more about our curriculum and our history in Boston, call us today at (781) 891-2108.