Living in Boston

The City

Boston is one of America’s oldest and most revered cities. The largest city in New England, Boston is located at the mouth of the Charles River and the Massachusetts Bay. The area is home to over 50 colleges and universities, and the city’s large, international population is made up of young professionals, students and families. Residents enjoy the city’s rich history and abundant cultural activities, including the symphony orchestra, the Boston Pops, world class museums and diverse restaurants. There is even an orchestra composed entirely of physicians, the Longwood Orchestra.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is located adjacent to Harvard Medical School in the Longwood Medical Area. Longwood is home to some of the nation’s most widely recognized hospitals and healthcare organizations, including Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Joslin Diabetes Center. The area also houses the Countway Library, one of the country’s major medical libraries, a number of colleges, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Gardner museum. The area is very accessible by train as well as the subway system. Residents often take the Riverside Green Line on the T to the Longwood stop or the Arborway Green Line to Brigham Circle.


One major advantage of Boston is the accessibility of wonderful places for day trips. Cape Cod, the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire and Maine are all within a two-hour drive. The Berkshire’s of Western Massachusetts and the Tanglewood home of the Boston symphony are also major attractions.

Boston is home to four major league sports teams: the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. The city also hosts the Boston Marathon, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and numerous college and university sports teams. There are endless opportunities for hiking, jogging, and biking throughout the city, including the paths that run along the Charles River, the Fens and the Arborway.

Living in Boston

Residents choose to live in a variety of communities in and around Boston.  Some live in apartment’s right across the street from the hospital, while others may find a home in Cambridge across the Charles River, near Harvard and MIT. Still others may choose to live in the Back Bay, Fenway, Brookline, Somerville or even the suburbs. Because of the number of students in the area, apartments often have a high turnover rate and residents rarely have trouble finding housing that works for them.


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