Home to scores of colleges and universities, more than 100,000 students provide fuel for one of the world’s great intellectual capitals.
The city is full of delicious restaurants, beautiful parks, world-class museums, and cutting-edge music and theater. Bostonians also take pride in their professional sports teams: the Celtics, the Patriots, the Bruins and the Red Sox.
Boston has a terrific public transportation system, the “T”, which includes the Charles/MGH stop right at MGH’s doorstep.
The beaches of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are an easy drive, and the hiking and ski trails of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts’ Berkshire Valley invite quick weekend getaways.
Whether you choose to live amidst the charm of historic Beacon Hill or Boston’s Back Bay, its vibrant South End, nearby Cambridge or Jamaica Plain, the atmosphere is full of opportunity to relax easy or play hard. Our residents live throughout the Metropolitan Boston area including Belmont, Watertown, Somerville, Brookline to name a few of the many welcoming neighborhoods.
A center of intellectual, cultural and political life since the 17th century
Boston is a wonderful city for residency. The Beacon Hill neighborhood next to MGH is steeped with history and charm. My resident friends and I have enjoyed Shakespeare in the park, concerts on the Esplanade, and shopping on Newbury Street. Keri Oxley, Class of 2014
I love to dance, and have found that Boston has a ton of great dance studios. During intern year I took an “aerial arts” course, doing trapeze and “silks.” My fiancé and I have taken day or weekend trips to Maine or Cape Cod in the summer; to Salem or apple picking in the fall; skiing in the winter; wine and beer tasting at New England wineries and craft breweries in the spring. Heather Speller, Class of 2015