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Converted Turn of the Century 3-Star Hotel...24-Hour Concierge...On the Edge of Boston's Back Bay / Fenway Area
Boston MA, 02115
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Boston MA, 02199
With the most enviable location and varied selection in Boston, there is something for everyone at Emerson Place.
Boston MA, 02114
Convenient Downtown Location ... Walking distance to Tufts University and New England Medical Center ... Heat and Central Air Included ...
Boston MA, 02118
Loft-Style Duplex Apartments...Close to Public Transportation, Award Winning Shopping and Restaurants...Fully Applianced, Modern Kitchens...
Boston MA, 02118
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Overview of Boston
If you're headed to Beantown, you'll soon find yourself in one of the country's oldest, richest, and most influential cities. Be it in Charlestown or an apartment near Fenway Park, a Boston apartment will associate you with the spirits of Puritans, revolutionaries, and millions of finally satisfied Red Sox fans.
Living in Boston
This city is where the American Revolution started. The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party led to war with the British and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Remember; "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" When the war was won, elite residents here continued to lead the way. The city grew with immigration from Ireland, Italy, Germany, and other areas. Beantown tripled in size, filling in wetlands and reclaiming land. In the 1970s, Boston's economy boomed, earning it the second largest skyline in the Northeast after New York. Hospitals, universities, and technology companies filled the metro area and they continue to thrive. Sights in this old school city remain squarely set on the future.
More than most American cities, Boston is built of distinct neighborhoods. Downtown includes historic Faneuil Hall, the Public Gardens, and Boston Common. The Southies in South Boston live along the waterfront in a traditionally Irish area. Locals know the North End as home to Boston's Italian community and they head there for its excellent eateries. The Back Bay stays upscale, Dorchester gets more blue-collar, and Fenway is famous for the ballpark. Watch yourself walking around, though-the streets in this city won't stay straight, and it's easy to get turned around.
Work & Study in Boston
Work and study are connected in Boston. That's because the colleges and universities in this city super charge the regional economy. While many of the schools are technically across the Charles River in places such as Cambridge, prospective students have a wealth of choice. There are over 100 schools in the area including Harvard, MIT, U Mass Boston, Suffolk University, Tufts, and Boston University.
For those seeking employment, technology, medicine, research, life sciences, tourism, finance, and publishing are all strong industries in this city. Major companies that call Beantown home include Liberty Mutual, Gillette, New Balance, Houghton Mifflin, and Fidelity Investments. The greater Boston area is ranked as the 12th largest economy in the world.
Cost of Living in Boston
The cost of living in Boston is one of the highest in the United States. The average two-bedroom Boston apartment rents for $2,452 a month. The vacancy rate hovers around five percent.
Boston Attractions & Entertainment
It would be impossible to encapsulate all there is to see and do in Boston in just a couple of paragraphs. Many of the country's great museums are here, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children's Museum, and the New England Aquarium. You can walk the Freedom Trail from Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Alternately, spend a day shopping in historic Quincy Market or feel more modern browsing the boutiques along Newbury Street. You can hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra play or take a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery, depending on your mood.
No discussion of Beantown would be complete with a cheer for its sports teams. The curse of the Bambino has broken, but it's as exciting as ever to watch the Red Sox hit home runs at Fenway Park-the oldest stadium still in use. The Patriots play in Foxborough, which is a bit of trek, but the Celtics and the Bruins show their stuff at TD Garden. This is a town that takes its sports seriously. If you know what's good for you, you'll leave your Yankees cap in the closet.
Boston Special Events
All year long, Boston stays busy with festivals and special events. St. Patrick's Day is officially celebrated here as Evacuation Day, marking the British expulsion from Boston in 1776. That doesn't make it any less of a citywide party. The Boston Marathon is the oldest in the world and commemorates Paul Revere's ride. For Independence Day, head to the Esplanade along the Charles River to hear the Boston Pops play beneath the fireworks. In October, the Head of the Charles Regatta brings over 8,000 rowers from around the world to Beantown to compete.
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