Besides the Red Sox, the Boston Marathon, Boston University and MIT, Boston is a city with a strong sense of history.
Comprised of numerous neighborhoods with beautiful scenery and cool sophistication, Boston is a terrific city to visit or call home.
Sense of Community
Known as the birthplace of freedom, Boston is home to people of all races, nationalities, religions, backgrounds and lifestyles. From brownstones to apartments and single-family homes, there are all kinds of places to take up residence. Here there is everything from the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and quaint Victorian townhouses to the 17th century streets of Boston's North End to the neighborhood squares of Cambridge. Each of the city's neighborhoods has a different style and tone whether you are a single person or a family.
Between the subway, or "T", buses, ferries and commuter rail lines, it is easy to get around Boston even without a car. Unlike many major metropolitan areas, in Boston, most locations are within walking distance of each other.
Once at the heart of the American Revolution, Boston is home to many historical sites, many of which are free to the public and easily discovered by walking the city's famed Freedom Trail. Boston and its surrounding suburbs were sites of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's famous ride, and the Battle of Bunker Hill, to name a few.
Boston loves sports like watching a game at historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, one of the oldest ball parks in the country. You can also visit the TD Garden to see the Boston Celtics or Boston Bruins, or head to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for a New England Patriots home game.
Boston is a cultural city offering a number of museums (art, science, natural history) to explore. At the Museum of Fine Arts, witness cultural treasures and historic items from around the world, as well as world-renowned collections of paintings, sculptures and more. You may also visit the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, or the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
There are tons of ways keep yourself busy in Boston, whether its shopping, theatre-going and eating at world-class restaurants, comedy shows, or special events like First Night or the 4th of July with the Boston Pops, you’ll find it in Boston. Also close by are beautiful Cape Cod beaches, historic Salem, hiking, swimming and more.
Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is a shopper’s paradise thanks to its upscale boutiques of Newbury Street, Copley Place, Charles Street and The Shops at Prudential Center in the Back Bay. There is also the outdoor kiosks of Faneuil Hall Marketplace; and across the Charles River, there's Harvard Square and CambridgeSide Galleria; farther out, the Kittery Outlets and The Outlets at Assembly Row, and the high-end shops of the Natick Collection.
Boston has so much to offer it’s easy to see why many opt to live and work in this historic American city.