Family Moving Guide

Relocating to MetroWest Boston


Touchstone Realty has created this helpful guide to familiarize new residents to our area with the services they need to make a smooth transition.

  • Knowledgeable and helpful real estate professionals
  • Experienced Realtors who live and work in MetroWest
  • Ask about custom home searches and virtual showings 

 Your complete moving guide for MetroWest Boston

 

If you are new to the MetroWest area or just beginning your home search, the process can be intimidating if you are unfamiliar with the area. But we are local experts, and that allows us to provide you with all of the information to make your move as seamless as possible.

The information below will help connect you with resources to find out about the things that matter most to you.

Contact Us if you have questions or requests. We are here to help!

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR YOU

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Metrowest Calendar of Events

MetroWest Recreation

MetroWest Hotel Locator

MetroWest “Livability”

Moving Tips for you and your family

Moving with Pets

AIRPORTS

The primary airport serving the MetroWest area is Logan Airport (BOS). Smaller airports include Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) and Hanscom Field (BED).

Airport Transportation is available through Logan Express, nonstop bus service to and from Logan Airport.

BANKING

There are local and national banks with offices located throughout the MetroWest area. Some of the banks in the area include:

  • MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union
  • Framingham Cooperative Bank
  • MutualOne Bank
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Natick Metro West Federal Credit Union
  • TD Bank

SHOPPING

The MetroWest area has many great shopping venues with a wide variety of products. From national chains to antique and art dealers, you will find whatever you are looking for in one of the MetroWest’s shopping areas. These include:

GROCERY STORES

There are many grocery stores here, from national chains to small local specialty shops. These serve the diverse tastes of our area.

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Market Basket
  • Stop & Shop
  • Tesoro Supermarket
  • Roche Bros. Natick and Wellesley
  • Waverly Market
  • Tilly and Salvy’s Bacon Street Farm

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

There are a number of world-renowned institutions of higher learning throughout the MetroWest. They are a core component of both the educational and employment options in the area. They include:

TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES

Telecommunication is a foundational need in most of our lives, and if you are moving to the MetroWest, you have a choice of providers for internet, TV, and phone. In addition, many of these providers also offer integration for smart home design and security monitoring. These companies include:

ISPs

For a thorough, area-specific list of Internet Service Providers, enter your preferred zip code at Broadband Now.

TRANSPORTATION


The MetroWest region offers the commuter rail through Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. A rail map can be found here and fares and passes can be purchased here.

Additionally, MetroWest Regional Transit Authority offers both fixed routes and commuter shuttle buses.

UTILITIES

Eversource Start, Stop, or Transfer Service 800-592-2000 (Residential) 800-340-9822 (Business)

National Grid: Customer Service 800-322-3223

Propane Providers:

Devaney Energy 866-964-8383

Suburban Propane 800-PROPANE

Kerivan-Lane 781-444-0279

Water Providers:

Water and Sewer Services are generally provided by local governments. See the list of cities at the top of the page.

 

For additional information about locations, services, and events in MetroWest, contact the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.