Relocating to Boston
boston area services
Whether you're new to Boston, to Massachusetts, to New England, or to the United States itself, the information provided on this page will connect you to many important online resources to assist you in your move to Boston.
Areavibes offers helpful tips and livability scores for cities and towns in the Boston area featuring multiple factors including amenities, cost of living, crime, education, etc.
Helpful Tips Before You Move:
Check out the parking regulations for you new area:
Also check out these websites to see how you can obtain a temporay moving permit. For a fee the permit will allow you to block off parking spaces near your new home so you can unload your moving truck, pod or car.
Contact Utilities for Setup/Activation Dates:
Please check with your landlord with which utlity company you should contact.
Eversource (previously NStar), electric & gas service
National Grid (Massachusetts Electric) gas service
Verizon, phone, internet access
Comcast, phone, internet access, cable TV
RCN, phone, internet access, cable TV
Information After Your Arrival:
The American Dental Association's online dentist search tool
1st Dentist, find a dentist
Emergency Dentist Listing
1-800-Dentist, a toll-free and free dentist telephone search service
Boston University Student Dental Plan web-site
Boston University offers a dental insurance plan, which is available to BC students, spouses, and children.
Boston Central, listing of the major hospitals in the Boston Area
TD Banknorth Garden Home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins as well as concerts and other events. Check the calendar for events
Victim Assistance Services
MOVA (The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance is an independent state agency devoted to upholding and advocating the rights of crime victims and witnesses.