About Boston

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Boston is a world-class academic hub (home to more than a quarter of a million students at fifty colleges and universities), a health care mecca, and a high-tech boomtown. The city boasts low crime rates, thriving cultural institutions, and a plethora of interesting retail and dining options.

Boston has been known to be called the "Cradle of Liberty" and the "Hub of the Universe". It is the American city that blazed the trail towards independence for the United States with many "firsts". The first public library, the first public schools, the first subway system.

Consider these possibilities: On a given day, you could walk Boston's historic Freedom Trail; or walk the Black Heritage Trail; tour the Boston Harbor Islands by boat; hear a chamber music concert in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum tapestry room; or hear a world class symphony orchestra at Symphony Hall; see the street performers at Faneuil Hall; shop the boutiques on Newbury Street; rollerblade on Boston's Esplanade; take in a concert at the Hatch Shell; or stroll the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the brand new Institute of Contemporary Art or even take in the scene at  the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)!!  You'll have just as many choices in the evening. Try one of the many fabulous restaurants, a few examples include: Afgan, Asian, Barbecue, Bistro, Brazilian, Cajun, Cambodian, Caribbean, Cuban, Chinese, Dominican, Eclectice/New American, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Neapolitan, Russian, Seafood, Spanish, Steak, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, or Vietnamese. Take in a flick at the Harvard Film Archive, see the Boston Ballet , or track Boston's alternative music scene at the Middle East .

Getting Away from It All

Still looking for more? Within a three-hour drive of the city, you can find yourself:


Citysearch Boston
Cityguide Boston
Boston Online

Boston Publications Online

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Boston Magazine
Boston Phoenix

Tourism Information

Boston.com's Boston City Travel Guide
The Cambridge Office for Tourism
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Relocation Information

Boston Online's Relocation Guide
Boston.com's Real Estate Guide
The Access Massachusetts Relocation Guide

City and State Government

The Official City of Boston Website
The Official Home Page for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Children's Resources

The Boston Children's Museum
Boston Jr.