Attractions & Points of Interest
Residents swim in the Frog Pond of Boston Commons, the oldest public park in America, or take in the mature plantings of the 24-acre Boston Public Garden. Faneuil Hall and the Quincy Market present shops and street performers, while the Charles River Esplanade offers a 17-mile stretch along the river for the area’s active populace to bike and jog. Residents can visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium and Symphony Hall for days and evenings of culture and entertainment. One couldn’t mention Boston without discussing the beloved sports of the area. As a well defined pastime of the area, residents support their acclaimed New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox at historical Fenway Park.
Cross over the Charles River and you're in Cambridge, a vibrant mix of ethnic cultures, students, scholars, and visitors from around the world. The city is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, the nation's oldest university. Boston College was first opened in the South End, but has since been moved to Chestnut Hill. Tufts University and Harvard University’s medical schools are located in Boston, as is Massachusetts General Hospital, the major teaching hospital for both schools. Within Boston’s city limits, there are 10 colleges and universities, six technical schools, four art and music schools, and six junior colleges.
Job Market & Economy
Revitalization came in the 1970s when the Boston suburbs came home to dozens of high-tech companies. Education and technology industries continue to thrive, while healthcare, manufacturing, tourism and government also serves as prominent industries in the area.
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