About Boston - A Great Place to Live

Boston is a vibrant city, and an exciting place to live, work, play, and raise families. As one of the busiest medical and scientific hubs in the world, Boston is home to many top hospitals, academic centers, and research institutes that offer tremendous opportunities Boston is also known for its rich history and culture, as well as a thriving sports scene and endless recreational and entertainment possibilities.

You don’t have to look far for history in Boston – it’s everywhere! A great place to start is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walking tour through 17 of Boston’s most popular historical sites, including Old North Church, Boston Common, and Faneuil Hall.

Despite being a city, Boston and its surrounding suburbs have plenty of outdoor recreational spaces and activities. The Boston area has something to offer you in each of its four distinct seasons. There are numerous beaches and boating opportunities in the summer; ski resorts for winter; and running, biking, and hiking trails year-round. There are also many parks here, including the Public Garden and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Residents also have full access to the Harvard University athletic facilities.

Boston is the proud home to many amazing sports teams: the Boston Red Sox (baseball World Series champions 2004, 2007, and 2013), New England Patriots (football Super Bowl champions 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2014), Boston Celtics (basketball champions 2008), Boston Bruins (hockey Stanley Cup champions 2011), New England Revolution soccer team, the Head of the Charles Regatta, the Boston Marathon, and several exciting Division I NCAA college sports teams.

If you’re looking for a cultural experience, you’re in luck! We are home to several renowned musical and theatrical production companies, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Shakespeare in the Park, as well as several innovative dramatic theaters. The many museums include the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, John F. Kennedy Library, and Harvard affiliated museums to name just a few. As a member of Harvard University, all residents can participate in Harvard events. 

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