Embarking on a new chapter in your nursing career can be both exciting and challenging, especially when considering moving to a major US city like Boston, Massachusetts. For internationally experienced nurses contemplating taking their nursing career to the United States, Boston provides a unique blend of professional opportunities and a high quality of life. Read on for a look at all life in Boston has to offer.

Boston’s History

Boston is among the oldest municipalities in the United States and was settled in 1630 by Puritans. From being a pivotal player in the American Revolution to boasting centuries-old architecture, Boston’s rich history adds a unique dimension to daily life. There’s even a 2.5 mile long Freedom Trail that takes you through 16 of the city’s historic monuments and sites. The city is home to some of America’s most pivotal events, including parts of the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, the siege of Boston, and the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Getting Around Boston, MA

Boston streets are notoriously hard to navigate, and drivers in the city can be aggressive. If you have to drive to work, there may be a bit of an adjustment period while you get used to Boston’s driving culture. Many Boston residents prefer to live where they can rely on public transportation. Compared to many US cities, Boston has a robust transportation system that includes an extensive bus network, commuter rail system, and subway system. Taxis and ride-share apps are also popular ways to travel within Boston if you don’t own a personal vehicle. The subway system is known locally as “the T,” and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) offers extensive guides and a trip planning tool on their website.

Things To Do In Boston, MA

Living in Boston offers a wide variety of things to do, from live music, a major food and dining scene, world-class museums, sporting events, to public parks. There are over 80 museums in the city of Boston. Some of the most popular ones include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Harvard Art Museums. Boston is also home to the New England Aquarium, known for its giant 4-story ocean tank. 

Boston is known for its many public parks and green spaces, like the Boston Common (America’s oldest park!) and the Charles River Esplanade. There’s also the Arnold Arboretum, a 281-acre preserve in the heart of Boston, that’s free and open to the public every day.

Bostonians love their city, their heritage, and their sports. Going to sporting events can be a good way to get a feel for the local culture after moving to the area. Even if you’re not a big sports fan, it’s wise to keep an eye out for major sporting events. Game-day road traffic can be difficult to navigate, and public transportation can get rowdy. 


Living in Boston comes with all four seasons, including hot, humid summers and freezing, snowy winters. The hottest month of the year is July, with an average high temperature of 27.2 °C and an average low temperature of 18 °C. January is the coldest month, with an average high temperature of 2.2 °C, and an average low temperature of −5.6 °C. During the winter months, Boston is often hit with storms called “‘nor’easters,” which can unleash a ton of rain or snow in a short period of time and drive ocean surface water to pile up in bays and harbors. The fall season is when this area shines; Boston and greater New England are known for their dramatic fall foliage, which is a major tourist attraction.

Take Your Nursing Career To Boston With Global Nurse Partners

Global Nurse Partners has exciting opportunities with prestigious healthcare facilities in Boston, including Magnet facilities. 

As part of our Partnership Program, we support nurses and their families throughout their transition to life in the US and offer guidance every step of the way. Learn more about our Partnership Program here and how to take your nursing career to Boston or other cities in the US.