Boston Movers: Moving in Hyde Park–What You Need to Know

Hyde Park in Boston is a residential area that includes lots of residential shops and restaurants. There is alos a large manufacturing area that is pretty thriving. Hyde Park also has access to a lot of greenery as well. Hyde Park is Boston’s southern most town.

Hyde Park is very split in characteristics similar to Roslindale and West Roxbury. Meaning Hyde Park has many single family homes with wide streets as well as many multi-family homes with narrower streets and less parking. There are many suburban areas in Hyde Park with great parking access. But, in the retail areas there are homes with parking concerns.

It is important to choose a Boston Moving Company that is familiar with the Hyde Park area, and  understands the styles of streets and homes in this part of town.

If you are moving in Hyde Park, and the area into which you are moving requires a parking permit, you need to be sure that you are planning far enough ahead. Additionally, if you are moving into one of the multi-family homes, be sure you will have access into the home. Or, if there are ssues with access into the home.

For more information on moving in Hyde Park in Boston, contact Marathon Moving.

Boston Movers: Hot Moving Tips for the Roslindale Area – Boston

Roslindale has gone through, and is still going through, quite a revitalization. The Old Sub Station has a major upcoming project planned in Roslindale Village. Additionally, the main streets project is a public/private initiative that tries to bring commercial businesses back to towns. Today, streets that had been almost abandoned are packed with cafes and shops. In fact, the Main Streets program was started in Roslindale Village.

Roslindale is bordered by West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. As a result this area of town falls somewhere between the two. There are a lot of over-sized Colonial style homes on quieter streets that do not require parking permits, and there are also quite a few multi-family homes on busy and congested streets that absolutely will require a parking permit. Therefore, it is very important to deal with moving companies in Boston who are familiar with the Roslindale area and who can guide you along if you are from out-of-town.

Just like the parking situation, the types of homes in Roslindale fall somewhere in the middle as well. Again, you do have a lot of large colonials in Roslindale, as well as many of the Victorian style multi-family homes. These homes can be challenging as you move into the second and third floors of these homes.

Much like Jamaica Plain, Roslindale has also seen many condominium conversions of these homes.  Where there are condo conversions, this leads to tighter access. So it is important that you and your moving company understands the types of furniture and pieces that you are moving into or out of your home in Roslindale.

So again, advanced planning and proper planning with regards to parking permits, cranes and hand-hoisting, as well as street access. It is important to bring your moving company into the conversation as soon as possible.

For more information on moving in Roslindale, or anywhere around Boston, contact Marathon Moving.

West Roxbury Moving Made Simple – Boston

West Roxbury is kind of the suburb of the city. So, it has a bit of a suburban feel to it. The typical home in this part of town is a standard colonial.

A Colonial style home is probably one of the easiest homes to move into architecturally. In general, moving in West Roxbury tend to be the easiest moves around the city itself. Colonial style floor plans are the easiest homes to maneuver. There are some challenges, as there always are when moving in Boston, and this is the age of the homes. Many of these Colonials were built well before the average height of man was 5’10”. However, the access to the homes in West Roxbury is probably the best in the city.

This is also one of the few areas of the city where you don’t have to overly concern yourself with parking permits or street access for trucks. There are only a few streets in town where you would have to arrange for a parking permit. However, if you are moving long distance and have a tractor trailer coming to town, this can be a little bit challenging. West Roxbury does have a lot of Parkways that lead to the town or through the town, and tractor trailers are not allowed on them.

For more information on moving and storage around Boston, contact Marathon Moving.

Jamaica Plain Moving Tips That will Save Time, Money, Hassle – Boston

Jamaica Plain has access to Boston’s Emerald Necklace that is almost unparalleled to any other area of Boston. For those who like to walk and bike, Jamaica Plain offers almost unparalleled access to some of Boston’s best outdoor attractions. The city center itself is also one of the most walk able outside of downtown Boston.

As we have been discussing in our Boston Moving Series that the layout and buildings are key identifying factors when moving in Boston. In Jamaica Plain you find quite a few hills. For moving companies this presents some difficulties during moves. Ensuring that the trucks are chock-blocked, and making sure you are dealing with newer trucks that have secure emergency brakes prior to loading and unloading.

As far as architecture, Jamaica Plain in Boston has some of the nicest Victorian homes in the city. There are amazing paint jobs and restoration projects taking place, along with custom mill work of the error. Moving companies have to be very cautious not to damage these homes. Additionally, Victorian homes are tight structures with many floors. This combined with the hills presents issues for moving companies. There are large staircases that provide access to many of the homes which can be fairly challenging, making a move into and out of the home difficult.

Boston movers need to be cautious. We recommend that people use moving companies that are familiar with the area so that the company knows chances are there may be a large staircase. Therefore, the moving company can lead the homeowner or renter into those sort of questions to know if they need to add additional men, perhaps certain pieces won’t fit into the home, so the moving company knows to bring a crane. With a moving company that is familiar with the area, you can remove some of the stresses on move day.

When moving in Boston, some major take-a ways are: Plan well ahead of time for the move, get parking permits early and have a plan to access the streets. The same holds true when moving in Jamaica Plain. For more information on moving in and around Boston, including Jamaica Plain, contact Marathon Moving.