Living in Metro Boston

Have you been dreaming of living in the coastal city of Boston?

As a large, affluent, and beautiful coastal city, Boston is an incredibly desirable place to be. While there is a lot to love about the city, living in Boston is not for everyone. We’ll take a deeper look at why you might love it (and why you might not) below.

Cost of Living and Real Estate in Massachusetts

Cost of Living and Real Estate

Housing costs in Boston’s affluent neighborhoods are notoriously high. In fact, Boston’s cost of living is almost 50% higher than the national average. The average rent for a studio apartment in Boston proper is between $2,000-$2,500 and the median home value is around $550,000.

As one of the oldest cities in the US, Boston has an incredibly rich history, but that age also means the city can be crowded. While many Boston neighborhoods are commutable (Boston also has a thriving public transit system), Boston’s real estate market can be understandably difficult to break into.

Due to its proximity to Boston University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the area has no shortage of seasonal residents. If you’re thinking of moving to Boston, it may be a good idea to avoid the beginning of the school year.

Boston Lifestyle

The Boston Lifestyle: Sports, Boston
College, and the Boston Marathon

As we mentioned above, the downtown Boston lifestyle is all about easy transportation and walkability. You might find yourself walking down to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play. Make sure to check out the Boston Bruins, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics when they’re in town, too. Boston residents have a deep love and enthusiasm for sports!

The Boston Metro (or the “T”) makes it easy to get from the North End to South Boston or anywhere in between. While the city is expansive, you can still stroll along the Charles River and through a green space or two if you’d rather take the scenic route. Make sure to visit the historic sites of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Paul Revere House if you’re a history buff. While you’re out seeing the sights, make sure to check out Beacon Hill and Harvard Square to see what college life is all about.

Amenities and Events in Boston

Amenities and Events

Boston has no shortage of things to do, and the size of the city means you’ll have easy access to any amenities you need. Families will be glad to know that the Boston Public School System excels in many of the city’s quieter suburbs and neighborhoods.

Boston residents also have access to world-class health care. Upward of 98% of Massachusetts residents receive health insurance, too—one of the highest percentages of any state in the US.

If you visit only to find that Boston is not your cup of tea, then remember that Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine are all very close by.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

John Ribeiro
John Ribeiro
11:25 06 Aug 22
Ken DelMastro was the best! He went above and beyond what I though a loan officer would do. Answering all my questions whenever I asked, and putting client first. Great guy to work with. Highly recommend!
Alexandra Van Buren
Alexandra Van Buren
12:31 16 Jun 22
I had an amazing experience with Style Mortgage! They answered all of my questions as a first time homeowner and were so kind and patient! They were always available and extremely timely in all responses. I 10/10 recommend, they will make your home buying experience as easy and seamless as possible!
Eduardo Pires
Eduardo Pires
16:32 09 Apr 22
I’m a investor and buying, selling and refinancing is part of it, the process is always long and stressful but I am amazed by Iris Laaperi on how quick she refinanced my home. She was able to close my loan in only 7 days. Super smooth process. Super recommended!
Sander Alves
Sander Alves
20:01 04 Apr 22
From the start day through the closing they did a really great job. I highly recommend Style Mortgage.
Ken DelMastro was the agent I had the pleasure of dealing with for my home refinance and he made my experience fantastic. He had the answers to all my questions and helped me navigate through the process seamlessly. Ken was very knowledgeable and always available whenever I needed him. I’ve already recommended Ken to several friends due to his professionalism and expertise. Thanks Ken. Keep up the good work.
Sheri Bishop
Sheri Bishop
21:37 15 Feb 22
Ken is always such a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and expertise of the mortgage world, products Style has to offer and ability to loan to even the most unique of situations is astounding. He has a portfolio of "out of the box" in house products that has saved many deals for me. When we get to the closing table he has always been right there with us. Every one of my clients has been ecstatic with the service Ken provides. Ken is my go to for all my clients. I highly recommend him and Style Mtg to everyone!!!
Giulio Aceto
Giulio Aceto
13:50 14 Feb 22
I would highly recommend this bank for all your banking needs! I recently had a closing with Ken DelMastro and his staff. Ken and his staff went above and beyond to help us on a timely manner to get our closing done. Great job team! Looking forward to future business together.
David Lefebvre
David Lefebvre
23:15 01 Feb 22
Iris went above and beyond-explaining everything and helping me with the computer stuff.
Milton Perez
Milton Perez
15:28 11 Jan 22
I can honestly say Loan officer Iris Laaperi made my home refinancing experience a very pleasant one. From our first conversation she explained each and every option that was available to me and I never felt pressured into any decision. My phone calls were handled in a professional and timely manner. All in all I really couldn't imagine the refinance of my home process being any easier. I have previous experiences with other banks since I own several properties in MA, and I was amaze on how Iris handled the process, she went above and beyond!Even now that the transaction in completed, I would still feel 100% comfortable calling Iris with any questions. She extended her expertise beyond the scope of the business deal and I look forward to contacting Iris for my next home purchase. Thanks for everything Iris!! we will definitely send more referrals on your way.
Mitch Krzyzek
Mitch Krzyzek
17:19 18 Dec 21
I had an A+ experience working with Ken DelMastro at Style Mortgage. I had been thinking about refinancing my home, so I worked with Ken to see if a refinance would make sense. It did! I was able to refinance for 15 years, shaving 1.5% off my 30-year mortgage rate and reducing my years left on the mortgage from 20 to 15. The process was painless as you complete all documentation online, and the closing was as easy as can be. Do yourself a favor and contact Ken at Style Mortgage - he's friendly, professional, and there's no pressure at all. Thanks!
Rogier B
Rogier B
01:57 23 Sep 21
It was a great pleasure working with Chris Morey and the team at Style Mortgage. We started working together in the middle of the tough 2021 housing market, and Chris helped us craft a winning bid. He was always available and very responsive, helping us understand the subtleties involved and feel confident throughout the whole process, from putting in the bid through the closing. We would highly recommend Chris and Style Mortgage to anyone looking for help with mortgage financing.
Frank Ottati
Frank Ottati
21:05 07 Sep 21
Great experience working with Paul and the Style Mortgage team.
Jane Mangili
Jane Mangili
20:16 01 Sep 21
I recently worked with Ken DelMastro and Style Mortgage to refinance my home. I must say it was a wonderful experience every step of the way. How many people can say that when trying to get a mortgage or refinance? :D. Ken made it easy and minimized the stress associated with applying for a loan. Ken was knowledgeable, attentive and always available to answer my questions. He follows up in a timely manner and managed my expectations as to what will happen throughout the process. He also was very helpful in recommending qualified contractors that could help me once my refi went through. Even the closing process was uneventful. I would not hesitate to recommend or to use Ken and Style Mortgage again in the future. Thank you so much!!!!!
Lisa Hayes
Lisa Hayes
14:46 31 Aug 21
I had a great experience here. My loan originator , Paul Reynolds was so great. He was very pleasant to talk to. He helped me out with anything I need and explained in detail. I would strongly recommend this place for your mortgage company.
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