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Removal Companies Boston

Removal Companies Boston

Removal Companies Boston

More and more people are looking to move overseas. If you are considering Boston as a location and looking for removal companies Boston, White and Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016

Boston is situated in the state of Massachusetts in the USA. It is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts. The city itself covers an area of 48 square miles with an estimated population of 667,000. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England and has retained its colonial roots. The city has a European feel, which makes it a very popular place for Brits to settle.

The city is an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture. The underlying feel of this wonderful city is one of academia. It is home to the country’s best universities, including Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), some of the best hospitals and research centre’, and has a highly educated population. This has encouraged technology and research industries to take advantage of its workforce. It has created many employment opportunities as a result, making it a popular relocation destination.

Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.

Property prices if looking for Removal Companies Boston

Expats need to prove that they are both legally employed in the USA and financially able to commit to the purchase of a new house before a mortgage or loan can be obtained. As a foreigner, in the current economic climate, plenty of supporting documents will be necessary to be granted a home loan.

Foreigners are also strongly advised to enlist the services of a reliable estate agent to assist with the purchase of a new home. Estate agents play a huge part in the process of purchasing property in the USA.

Property prices in Boston are generally expensive and can be a little difficult to find. That said, there are some beautiful houses and apartments currently on the market. The average house price is $410,000 (£96,000), the average cost of real estate per square foot is $498 (£339).

Renting is a good idea to start with, giving you the chance to get a feel for an area before buying. You should budget a cost of $2,750 (£1840) to rent a property in the centre of the city. Popular neighbourhoods, which are just outside of the city and have an expat community are:Newton is a safe and vibrant town located just outside Boston that is popular with families, thanks to its excellent public schools.

Westborough is a family-friendly town located west of Boston. There is a strong community spirit in this area and lots of local events taking place at weekends that the whole family can enjoy.

Local Real Estate Agents if looking for Removal Companies Boston

Century 21 Davis Realty – 102 E Main St, New Boston 75570
+1 (903) 628-2100. www.century21.com

Rip England Premier Realty – 102 E Main St, New Boston 75570
+1 (903) 628-1234. www.1premierprop.com

Lifestyle Real Estate – 229 Berkeley St, Boston 02116
+1 (617) 960-0633. www.lifestylere.com

International Schools if looking for Removal Companies Boston

Expat students will be eligible to attend a public school in their local area. The registration process is usually very straightforward. As public schools in the USA are generally funded by property taxes, expats will find that schools in wealthier suburbs are likely to have better facilities. Private schools are becoming ever more popular and there are 27 private schools in Boston, details of each can be found on the following website:

www.privateschoolreview.com/massachusetts/boston

The law in the USA states that it is compulsory for children to attend school until the age of 16, but in most cases children will continue their education until they graduate, usually at 17 or 18.

Education in the USA is compulsory and starts with children attending kindergarten from the age of 5 years. There are pre-schools, which offer places to children from the age of 3. The educational system is divided into three levels. Elementary school, Middle School and High School, followed by college and university.

Getting around the City if looking for Removal Companies Boston

Because Boston is considered to be a compact city, getting from A to B is relatively easy. The public transport system is easy to use, with subways, busses and a good commuter rail system. You can purchase a Charlie Card which gives access to discounts on all subway and bus fares, as well as free transfers. The cheapest method is to purchase a weekly LinkPass which can be loaded onto the CharlieCard. Taxis are generally expensive; Boston has the highest taxi fares of any major US city.

Driving is certainly not advisable in the first few months of arrival. Boston’s streets do not follow a grid system nor do they centre on a geographical feature like a river or lake, making navigation difficult. Toll roads can be costly too; most Bostonians choose not to drive.

Leisure Activities if looking for Removal Companies Boston

You will definitely be spoilt for choice with regard to your leisure time in Boston. The city has 16 historical sites to visit. Public parks such as the Boston Public Garden, are ideal for a picnic or a stroll. The Black Heritage Trail details the abolishment of slavery in Boston and includes a visit to the African Meeting House and the Museum of Afro-American History.

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, is a very popular attraction. The ship is docked at the Congress Street Bridge and holds a wealth of interesting information and facts about infamous Boston Tea Party rebellion.

For those who enjoy shopping, Faneuil Hill Marketplace is the place to be. Packed full of
designer stores, restaurants, cafés, stalls and even performing entertainers such as jugglers, mimes and musicians.

Boston has so much to offer for all ages, interests and budgets.

Expat Websites if looking for Removal Companies Boston

There are some really good websites you can visit which are aimed at those relocating to Boston. Packed full of really helpful information they can guide you through the transition period from your home country to the USA. It is also a great way to make friends with others who were once new to the city and understand how difficult this period can be:

http://www.expatarrivals.com

http://www.expat.com

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Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.

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Foreign Currency Exchange

When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

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