Moving to the North End of Boston-What you need to know
For those of us who live in and around Boston, sometimes we may forget just how lucky we are to live in this region. The cultural diversity that Greater Boston offers is unmatched anywhere in the country. Many of our relatives and ancestors have put a stake in the ground here in Beantown and have created one of the most thriving cities around.
That’s why so many people want to move to Boston.
One of those neighborhoods that you can’t find anywhere else in the country is Boston’s North End. Many describe this part of the city as a Little Italy and if you walk through the center of the North End, you will have to agree. It is a desirable place to move for many and when you spend a little time there, you know just why.
You really should hire professional movers.
If you are moving to the North End, you are going to want to hire somebody that knows what they’re doing. We’re confident you love your friends, but this is a moving job best handled by professionals. All you have to do is hang out in the North End in the morning as the city wakes up to see just how busy it is and how many delivery trucks are parked and double-parked making deliveries for the day. Even when it’s not busy in the North End, it’s busy.
Your professional movers will create a plan, work with the building owner and landlord, and work with the city of Boston to ensure there is a parking spot and other available room for moving day. Our team here will secure a moving permit in Boston for your moving day.
They will also come prepared with all the equipment needed for a city move. And they will come with experienced Boston movers with the crews that know how to navigate older buildings.
Purge, purge and purge…
Let’s face it, if you are moving to the North End, you are either moving to an apartment or a condominium. There are very few if any full-size homes in this area of the city. With city living comes limited square footage. And to make matters more challenging, much of your household goods will need to be carried up small and narrow stairways.
Long before moving day, you will want to go through your existing residence and make a list of things that you do not need to bring with you. We suggest breaking your list up into several sections including donate, sell, throw away, and placing certain items in a storage facility.
Explore parking options.
If you are going to be living in the North End of Boston, then you will have to come to terms with the fact that you will not have the parking that you may have enjoyed at the home you are leaving. You will not have a driveway and you may not even be able to park your car near your residence. You will either need to secure a resident parking permit for the city of Boston or find an alternative parking lot or garage with longer term parking. If you are living in working in the city, many people have ditched their automobile altogether.
Food, food, and more food.
We probably should have pointed this out right at the top of this article because the clear benefit to living in the North End is the incredible food scene that is world renowned. Living in the North End of Boston can almost feel like you are on vacation in Italy seven days a week. The culinary masterpieces on every corner are unmatched anywhere in the country. There are countless five-star restaurants in the North End not only on the main streets but in the small little alleyways that are hidden.
Most of these Italian restaurants are run by generations of families and they make you feel like you have entered their home for that family style meal. If you are looking for the best food experience, you will gladly thank yourself for moving to the North End.
Are you planning to move to Boston? Give our team a call today and start planning!