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Don't Move to Boston

Don’t Move to Boston, Massachusetts

So you are thinking about moving to Boston. Well wait just a moment… It may not be all that it is cracked up to be! It's hard to believe, but there are some negatives to this world class city. Especially if you are coming from an area that is not as…. We will go with prestigious!

Take it from me as I was not born and raised here… There is a little bit of a culture shock, so I want you to know some of the negatives of our fair city ahead of time. This way you can be well prepared!

Hey, it’s Jeff Chubb. I am a recovering investment banker turned real estate agent that has sold more than a 1,000 (One Thousand) homes and am one of the top agents in the state of Massachusetts. If you have any real estate questions, then I look forward to being your resource for answers.

As I mentioned, I will be covering some of the most negative items about moving to Boston and I will tell you what… There are some good ones in here. But we are going to start out with the Weather of course.

Weather: You say you are from Boston to someone in pretty much any area that is South of us… And they look back at you with puppy dog sorrowful eyes saying something along the lines of, “oh, it’s cold up there”. We have these things called the seasons in Boston. We get them all. Spring, Summer, Fall and the yes… the Winter. There are some days that you will wake up and leave the house in a jacket to only be wishing you had shorts on by the afternoon and to then be complaining how cold it is by dinner time… But then there are the days that are just pure perfection.

Yes. We get snow. No, it’s not as much as you think. It’s true. Some years are worse than others, Personally, I like the snow. Not the 10 feet of snow and I can’t stand the 1-inch snowstorms... But it’s pretty and it can be fun.

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Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy, MA

Quincy and that is pronounced QUIN ‘ZEE’ is a city south of Boston with over 101,000 residents. The City of Presidents is located in Norfolk County and is the seventh largest city in the state. In this video we are going to unpack all of Quincy from talking about the history to what it is like today. We are going to go over the neighborhoods, schools and things to do for recreation which include beaches and parks. We will even talk about some things to do around Quincy.

It is called the City of Presidents because it is the birthplace of two U.S Presidents – John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. John Hancock who was the President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence was also from Quincy.

Quincy was part of Dorchester then a precinct of Braintree and then finally became its own town in 1792 and would graduate to being a city in 1888. Quincy was home to a thriving granite industry and was the site of the Granite Railway that was the first commercial railroad in the U.S. Fun fact, the granite used at the Bunker Hill Monument was granite from Quincy! Quincy was also known for their Shipbuilding and more recently contributed to our current world with the founding of Howard Johnson’s and most importantly for all the Coffee Drinkers… Dunkin Donuts. Yes… That is right, Quincy was the first city to run on Dunkin.

Quincy shares borders with Boston to the North and is separated by the Neponset River. Milton is to the west of Quincy with Randolph and Braintree to the South. Weymouth which is separated by the Fore River is to the East. If you were to look over the Quincy and Hingham Bay, then you would be looking at Hull.

We have a lot on deck including Schools, beaches, parks and commuting...