Boston, MABoston is one of the most populous cities in the country, and takes top honors for New England. Steeped in history, Boston is small compared to cities like Los Angeles and New York, but it is no wonder why close to 5 million people call Boston and its Metro Area home. Employment and entertainment options abound. If you decide to move there, though, keep in mind that home and rental prices, plus the cost of living, are some of the highest in the country. Despite this, Bean Town is a lovely place in which to live.
The city is almost evenly split between land and water, and it has defined neighborhoods. While Downtown has low-rises, areas such as South Boston and the Financial District have high rises. Back Bay, where the Boston Public Library, Newbury Street and Copley Square are located, is very much the center of the city’s pulse. Summers are warm and humid, while winters are cold, windy and snowy. The spring brings rain and mud, while fall is when leaves change. There are very much four distinct seasons in Boston, so come prepared for the weather!
Boston has one of the most developed public transit systems in the United States. Its extensive reach gets people from one end of the city to the other via buses and the subway, known as the “T.” Purchase a Charlie Card for a small fee, tap it at the turnstiles and away you go. Due to the number of transit stops scattered throughout Boston, commuters, tourists and locals alike heavily utilize the options in place.
Whether you are into sports or cultural things, there is something for you in Boston. Cheer on the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins or the Boston Red Sox (make sure to get a Fenway Frank). The many colleges and universities that call Boston home also have games throughout the year. Some of them are among the top schools in the country for various sports, further unifying the community. Spend a day at the Science Museum, bring young ones to the Children’s Museum or take in a show at the Opera House. Hit up Little Italy for some pasta, or, if dumplings are more your fancy, Chinatown. Make sure to head to the ever-evolving Boston Seaport for outdoor concerts, the New England Aquarium and water views. History buffs will love the Freedom Trail. Do not miss the Public Gardens with its swan boats and famed Make Way for Ducklings statue.
Small but mighty, Boston is a city on which it is not wise to sleep. Locals are friendly, the population is diverse and it is easy to navigate, making it an ideal place in which to live.