Relocating to Boston

We are so excited that you are considering relocating to the Boston area to join the Emerson College team! We know that there are a lot of factors to consider when relocating for a new job, so here are some resources to make the transition easier for you.

  • Finding Your Place in Boston: We have compiled a shortlist of cities in and around Boston where our employees live and organized them into three categories: family-friendly, up and coming, and young professional neighborhoods. We also provided a map and a list of things to consider when picking a new city.
  • Finding Your Home in Boston: We provided several resources for finding a place to live within your chosen city. Many of these resources are mobile applications or websites for your own independent search, but we also provided a resource where you can find real estate agents to help you find the perfect place to live.
  • Finding Your Way in Boston: Here you will find a map of the MBTA subway system, which is how many people in Boston commute to work. This will help you navigate your way into the city and back home with relative ease. We have also provided a few tips to make the MBTA easier to use.
  • Finding Your Joy in Boston: A flourishing community and opportunities for fun are important aspects of relocating. We have given you a shortlist of attractions in Boston to explore.

We encourage you to explore the Emerson HR website for information about the benefits we offer employees, including discounted rates for Boston attractions and resources for buying a home.

We wish you all the best in your search as you plan this next step in your career!


Finding Your Place in Boston

Towns and cities in and around Boston:

  • Allston/Brighton
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chelsea
  • Dorchester
  • East Boston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Quincy
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • Somerville
  • South Boston
  • South End

Family-Friendly Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill Cambridge

Up and Coming Neighborhoods: East Boston, Roxbury, Quincy

Young Professional Neighborhoods: Allston/Brighton, Jamaica Plain, South Boston   

Things to Consider: 

  • Commute time into Boston
  • North Shore or South Shore
  • Quality of schools in the area
  • Interest in nightlife


Finding Your Home in Boston

Mobile Applications and Websites for Independent Searches:

  • Zillow
  • ApartmentsFinder
  • HotPads
  • Trulia
  • Zumper
  • BostonPads

Real Estate Agents to Help Guide You:

  • Boston Magazine Top Real Estate Agents: "The ultimate resource guide to help you find a Boston real estate agent near you."
  • Emerson also has benefit connections with The Mortgage Network to provide exclusive deals!

Finding Your Way in Boston

Tips for navigating the MBTA:

  • Rush Hour is 7am-9:30am and 4pm-7pm. Trains arrive more frequently during Rush Hour.
  • The Commuter Rail extends beyond this map. Check out the MBTA website for Commuter Rail maps and schedules.
  • Download an app to see wait times for trains (ProximiT, MBTA Live, etc.).
  • Sign up on the MBTA website to receive alerts about train delays and service changes.


Finding Your Joy in Boston

  1. Check out the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden: Enjoy the beautiful parks that are available right next to Emerson's campus (Depending on your office location, this is only a 5-minute walk away!)
  2. Visit the Boston Public Library: The Boston Public Library is one of the largest libraries in the United States, second only to the Library of Congress
  3. Explore the New England Aquarium: The main ocean tank holds over 200,000 gallons of water and is home to over 1,000 different sea creatures
  4. Tour the Museum of Fine Art: The museum is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with over 500,000 works of art on display (With your Emerson ID, you can get into the Museum of Fine Art for free!) 
  5. Catch a show at any one of our theatres: Boston is home to many theatres that feature all kinds of performances (Emerson employees get discounted tickets to ArtsEmerson productions!)

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