Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is situated on a magnificent natural harbor on Massachusetts Bay. At one time the city occupied a narrow peninsula of land, restricting city expansion, but extensive filling of tidal flats has greatly increased the city's land area.
Boston is where old charm meets contemporary style and sophistication.
Boston dominates much of New England and exerts influence on the rest of the country through its financial and educational institutions. Known as America's college town, Boston also claims many of the world's esteemed colleges and universities.
Cambridge is often referred to as Boston's "Left Bank". It is the birthplace of higher education in America. Harvard College was founded in 1636.
Boston is also America's Walking City. The Freedom Trail, is a walking tour through historic Boston, but casual walkers may simply prefer a stroll through "Bean Town" over cobblestone streets which bring you to Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, and Haymarket Square. A walk up Beacon Hill offers a beautiful view of the gold-domed statehouse.
The Charles River is full of sailboats and rowing crews. People eagerly wait their turn to ride the Swan Boats in Public Garden. An endless list of museums, theaters, galleries entertain visitors. Spend the day with the Boston Red Sox and the evening with the Boston Pops.
The Prudential and John Hancock towers offer a breathtaking view of Boston's skyline and illustrate the growth of Boston from a 17th century settlement to a 21st century urban metropolis.
Whether you are planning to reside in Boston, one of its suburbs, or an outlying community, you will come to value what Boston has to offer. This wealth of educational, cultural, social, commercial and historical resources can be yours. Live here and be part of the grandeur of Boston.
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