Tips for Newcomers to New England

A few essentials...

A lot of people nowadays are thinking about travelling east. This might sound unusual, but there is a lot  the eastern seaboard can offer in terms of experiences. And where better to settle down than the northern tip of New England.

 

If anything, the region holds so much historical and contemporary importance. This is where the first colonies were founded, and this is also the region where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired,particularly in Lexington and Concord. Eventually, the Declaration of Independence was signed here, turning New England into a bastion of modern democracy.

 

More recently, New England has been home to America’s most progressive cities, namely Boston, Philadelphia, and Montpelier. Much of the country’s oldest and noteworthy institutions of higher education are found in these cities, adding to the region’s reputation as an important intellectual hub.

 

So, what’s not to love about New England? You might make the move right now. In fact, if you come from the south and the west, deciding on settling in states like Massachusetts and Pennsylvania is as easy as Boston’s clam chowder.

 

For people looking to stay in a New England community, here are some of the most essential things to remember.

 

Expect a cold snap

Coming from a relatively humid place, one will no doubt find the northeastern climate to be mercilessly cold. So, when you decide to move in near the border to Canada, you should be able to purchase all the things you need to fend off the cold. People in these parts wrap themselves in layers upon layers of garments, so expect to spend a lot in this department.

 

Look up real estate

Nothing can be more American than the fact that you have your own townhouse. Or, if you prefer, you can also get yourself a traditional house in the suburbs of Providence. Whichever the case, you can expect that there’s a piece of prime real estate that’s ready for the taking. All you need to do is to research and look up people who are listing houses on the Massachusetts MLS or Vermont. You will be able to do a visit in no time.

 

Take advantage of the progressive education

If you want your kids to develop an appreciation of the humanities, liberal arts institutions in New England are a play and you wouldn’t have any trouble finding one that best fits your child’s desire to pursue their artistic interests. Progressive schools in New England abound, providing your child an opportunity to grow artistic skills. If your child is more skewed towards math and science, then you can always hook yourself up with a private or  state-run colleges which puts emphasis on more technical fields.

 

Relish in the sights

New England is not only known for its rich history. Its location on the US map has made into one of the most picturesque places to visit. If you are a newcomer, spend an ample amount of time enjoying the natural sights that the region is known for. Don’t just limit yourself to the urban centers. Go out of town, especially when it’s autumn, and the leaves turn in their iconic flame-like hues. 


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