So you want to move to Beantown? Great choice, but planning is key! Let’s explore the factors you should consider when timing your move to Boston, including time of year, cost, and weather.
Finding the Perfect Moving Weather
You’ve heard of sweater weather. Well, have you heard of moving weather? If you’re looking to move to Boston, you should! New England is known for its unpredictable and extreme weather, with scorching summers, freezing winters, and everything in between. Depending on personal preferences, you may want to plan your move around the seasons.
One of the busiest times of the year to move to Boston is during the summer months (June to August) when temperatures average can hit 90+ degrees Fahrenheit. Note that movers also begin to fill up during this popular season, so schedule your movers early to make sure you get the timeframe that works best for you.
Fall (September to November) is another great time to consider your move. Not only will the changing colors of the picturesque fall in Boston be a delight to witness, but it also is a happy medium weather-wise. But do know that wind and rain storms can occur during this season.
Winter (December to February) in Boston promises plummeting temperatures and extreme snowstorms, making it a challenging time to move. But if you’re willing to brave the elements, the slower winter months may lock in lower moving rates.
Spring (March to May), like fall, is another time that offers milder temperatures and fewer folks moving at once. If this timing aligns with your other moving needs, spring may be the time for you to move.
Crowds, Traffic, and Street Closures—Oh My!
If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of parades, street closures, and heavy crowds, it’s best to avoid moving to Boston during major events or big sports seasons. This sports-loving town has nearly year-round games that can cause major traffic and crowded streets. Plus holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Independence Day or major events like the Boston Marathon, bring loads of fun and loads of people, traffic, and constant street closures. Trying to move during these popular events can be super stressful. Consider pushing your move to winter months, when lots of locals will be out of town. But if you do get stuck moving during major holidays, the contagious joy of the event will make up for the traffic.
Consider the Bottom Lin
The cost and timing of your move go hand in hand. Generally speaking, the summer months are the most expensive time to move, while the winter months are less popular and often more affordable. If you’re looking for a way to save some money, consider moving during those winter months.
How Does the Move Fit Into Your Circumstances?
In addition to weather and cost, it’s important to factor in your personal and your family’s circumstances when deciding when to move to Boston. Here are some questions to consider:
When is your lease up? Renters are often on tight schedules to ensure their moving date aligns with when the lease date is up. You don’t want to have to break a lease if that means losing out on your deposit.
Do you have to sell your home? Homeowners have to factor in the complicated process of preparing a home for sale and getting it on the market before a move to Boston.
Timing! If you have kids, consider school and summer camp schedules. If you’re moving for work or school, make sure you plan a smooth transition into your new job or program to lower the stress of your move.
Isaac’s Moving and Storage can help make your move stress-free and efficient, no matter when you’re planning to move to Boston. Our experienced movers can manage all aspects of your move, from packing and loading to transport and unloading.
Learn more about our moving services today and get a quote for your Boston move!