As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston, Massachusetts is filled with history that is reflected in its architecture and sheer ambiance, yet there is no shortage of modern day emphasis to enjoy. It’s a city that has plenty to love in the 48 square miles that just over 685,000 people call home. If you’ll be one of the next Boston-ites, it is essential to brush up on a few important lines of etiquette before departure.
Education in Boston
Boston is a great place to raise a family if education is important. More than 100 colleges and universities are located within the city, including MIT, Tuft University, and Harvard University. As such, Boston is also a college-town!
There are 23 neighborhoods in Boston with 84 sub-districts and neighborhoods. Brighton, Charleston, Hyde Park, North End, downtown, and Beacon Hill are a few of the most prominent neighborhoods in the city. Downtown, Back Bay, and Kendall Square are the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston.
The more than 100-year-old Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox. It won’t take long after your Boston arrival to discover the love fans have for the sport. Catching a live game is a must but do bear in mind that tickets often sell out and do so very quickly. Boston loves their Sox!
A Price Thing
If you plan to buy a home in Boston, the median price averages anywhere from $296,000 – $1 million plus, depending on the neighborhood chosen and the home, home size, etc. Average rental rates for a two-bedroom single-family home in the city averages $2,998 monthly.
A Great Place for Singles
Boston is home to many eligible bachelors. In a city that is home to some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, that should come as no surprise.
The Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House is one of the oldest restaurants in the country. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1926, since which time patrons have experienced some of the best clam chowder, seafood, and other specialties they’ve ever tasted. Plan a visit to learn firsthand what all of the fuss is about.
A Safe Place to Live
Boston has its fair share of crime like any other city and is the worst in the state. However, Boston ranks as one of the 10 safest cities in the U.S., which should give newcomers some peace of mind and assurance in their relocation.