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, diverse, international population is made up of young professionals, students and families. Residents enjoy the city’s rich history and abundant cultural activities, including Boston’s sports teams, the Boston Symphony orchestra, world class museums and diverse restaurants.

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.

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. There is an abundance of restaurants and take-out food options located nearby for busy hospital staff. 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 readily accessible through public transportation.

Recreation

One major advantage of Boston is the accessibility of wonderful places for day or weekend trips. Cape Cod, the Berkshire’s, Tanglewood, and the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont are all within a few hours drive.

Residents engage in activities including: organized sports, hiking, jogging, sailing, and biking throughout the city. Skiing and snowboarding are available after a short drive to local ski resorts.

Living in Boston

Residents choose to live in a variety of communities in and around Boston. Current residents live in a wide variety of locations including: apartments immediately surrounding the hospital, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, South End, Downtown Boston or more distant 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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