This morning I was going through my Facebook feed and came across a status from a girl I went to high school with- She shared with everyone that she just landed a great job out in NYC and just like that, she’ll be transferring her life from BOS to NY.
I brought it up to Britt and we conversed back and forth a little about it
Which inevitably sparked my blog topic today. I was already planning to write this post for next week but I instantaneously did some switching around 🙂
I’m sure Katie has one about NYC?
QUICK RUNDOWN ON BOSTON
Boston in comparison to NYC is teeny tiny! It’s known to be a “Walking City” because you can literally walk the entire city in one day and see everything!
I love Boston’s beautiful skylines, the history, there’s great touristy yet solid local areas, food choices galore, great business’ and hardworking people.
Some Points of Interest/Touristy Areas: Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market-Boston Harbor, North End “Little Italy”, Seaport District, Fenway, Beacon Hill, Copley Square- ‘Boston Public Library, Hancock Towers, Prudential, Newbury Street’, Charles River/Charles Street, Art District, Chinatown, Park Street for the Boston Commons and Public Gardens
CONS OF BOSTON
1. Traffic is horrendous. Like I said Boston is a walking city so walkers everywhere, bikers everywhere, skateboarders/long-boarders everywhere…you get the idea. We have some very narrow streets, tunnels, one ways, and flat out convoluted streets.
2. Parking is EXPENSIVE or NONEXISTENT. Your best bet is just not to have a car or drive. Parking garages go up to $30-40/hr and street parking is a rarity. Don’t even bother if there’s snow on the ground.
3. Everyone’s always in a rush. Which means us Bostonians can come off as very rude. “Mass-holes” is a real thing. We don’t like to stop and talk to strangers we’re on a mission to get to our destination.
4. Always a wait at a restaurant. You can guarantee if you don’t make a reservation a week in advance you won’t be eating till about 9PM or so. Unless you find a “first come first serve” and arrive at like 4PM.
5. Living is EXPENSIVE. You think parking is expensive. Well, living here is even more pricey: rent, food, miscellaneous necessities.. Definitely puts a dent in the
wallet bank account.
PROS OF BOSTON
1. It’s easy to get anywhere. Once you’re in/near/around the city you can get anywhere within 20 minutes or so. Whether you uber, walk, or take public transportation you can get there in no time. Also- the T system is super easy to figure out.
2. There’s so much to do and see. Even though I’ve seen and done a lot of the “touristy” things multiple times, it never ever gets old. Seeing the skylines are like seeing them for the first time every time. I could just hang out in the Boston Common’s for hours people walking (much like Britt and I have done before).
3. Endless food options. Yes there may be waits but there’s so many places to choose from. The food here is so great. Any kind of food your craving, we got it.
4. There’s always something going on. Whether there’s little festivals and outings at the Commons or you want to watch some street performers at Faneuil Hall, there’s always something to watch, see, or do.
5. We LOVE our sports. I’d say we have a very high supportive die-hard sports fan group here. Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox we love our sports and we love them HARD.
6. Countless job opportunities. I mean c’mon we have Harvard and MIT graduates here. We have some very intelligent beings among us here in Boston. We have a high company start up rate. Excellent renowned established companies based in and around the Greater Boston Area.
I can actively say that I love this city. It’s big enough for me to not bump into people I know daily but small enough where it can get personable. Have you even been to Boston?
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN 🙂
Share with me where you reside. Are you in the city, suburbs?…do you like it? Esp all of you across the water- what’s it like over there!