Are you planning a move in Dorchester, MA? Dorchester is Boston’s largest neighborhood as well as one of the oldest. This area of town is also one of the most immigrant friendly neighborhoods as well.
There are numerous multi-tenant buildings in this area and there are many long-time residents. Like the neighborhoods that surround it, Dorchester is densely packed with tight streets and is tight parking. These are some of the main challenges of getting access to the moving van.
With multi-tenant buildings combined with the tight streets, almost all of Dorchester presents a parking concern for moving companies. If you are planning a move in Dorchester it is important to look into the parking issues on your street and whether or not you need a permit.
Many multi-tennant homes have been converted from single family dwellings creating challenges for getting furniture in and out. And, even those that have not been converted were built so long ago that access for furniture items is still an issue.
Stairway clearances, doorway widths and hallway widths are very different than what the code requires today. This makes it difficult to get items into and out-of homes. It is important to think about where you want to place furniture and bring the moving company in early so there can be a plan as to how to get your furniture into your new home.
For anyone planning a Boston move there are some key factors to consider. Time is the first take-away. Take the time to do your research on the moving company. Be sure that the moving company you choose is reputable and familiar with the neighborhoods where you are moving. The second take-away is planning. Ensure that you have a parking permit if one is needed, be sure that the moving van can fit on your street if you live in one of the older neighborhoods, and plan for the access into the unit for your furniture.