Boston September 08, 2017
10 Ways Boston Quietly Became The Coolest City In New England
Each city has some decades when it flourishes, and others when it declines. Throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Boston’s population shrank, but that trend has since reversed and Boston has been quietly reclaiming its title as the coolest city in New England. That’s because Boston is…
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1. Heaven for food lovers.
to festivals and
the culinary options in Boston take you on a tour of the globe. Foodies delight in the rows of restaurants in the North End and in sampling their way through places like Eataly or the Boston Public Market.
2. Surrounded by water views.
Since a substantial part of Boston is built on land that used to be underwater, it makes sense that water views abound here! Pick between views of rivers, the harbor, or the open ocean. Oh wait... all of these are within easy reach, so there’s no need to choose!
3. Filled with well-educated residents.
According to Forbes, there are over 100 universities and colleges in Greater Boston. The student population in Boston and Cambridge exceeds 250,000! Clearly, Boston is a leader in higher education and 43.9% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, while 18.6% have earned graduate degrees.
4. A leader in research…
…be it in medical or technical fields.
5. A guardian of our past.
Boston’s history is also the history of our entire nation. Perhaps you find it hard to imagine these events just by reading about them. No worries... it’s entirely normal to spot people wandering around Boston in period costume on their way to a reenactment! Every year, on December 16, the public can join in a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, bringing the past back to life.
6. Brimming with culture.
Only in Boston can you find both the Museum of Fine Art
and the Museum of Bad Art! Our city is known for institutions like the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, the Museum of Science… and the Boston Beer Museum!
7. A year round antidote to boredom.
The city has a packed schedule of annual parades and festivals. Plus, you’ll find activities appropriate for every season, be it ice-skating at Frog Pond in winter or long beach days in summer.
8. Made up of gorgeous green spaces.
Even the most urban areas are softened by the parks making up the lovely Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.
9. Easy to get around…
…unless you’re driving! This is a very walkable city with lots of options when it comes to public transit.
10. A place with plenty of spirit.
No city is free of problems, but Bostonians unite in the face of adversity.
What would you add to this list?