Boston has been called one of the most livable cities in America. This reputation is enjoyed by 600,000 residents in Boston's twenty diverse neighborhoods - and another 3.5 million in the wider metropolitan area - as well as 250,000 students in its nearly three dozen colleges and universities. So, what exactly is this reputation based on?
Is it that, despite its rich history, Boston remains a youthful city, and a center of contemporary culture? Is it the combination of skyscrapers in the financial district with brick row houses in the Back Bay? Or is it trendy shopping on Newbury Street, or bustling ethnic neighborhoods such as the Italian North End and Chinatown?
Boston has countless historic sites (many connected by the "Freedom Trail" in the center of the city) and world-class cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the John F. Kennedy Library, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Those in search of nightlife can visit the many clubs scattered throughout the city. And for sports fans, Boston has the baseball, football, basketball, soccer and hockey.
Public transportation allows IBS students to reach most parts of the city. Boston is also the gateway to the many vacation opportunities of New England, from sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast to nearby mountains for hiking and skiing. The bottom line: No matter what IBS students are looking for in Boston, this city has it all.
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