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Boston is one of the oldest, most storied and popular cities in the country. With its rich history, diverse neighborhoods, countless arts, entertainment, education and recreation venues, world class dining options and so much more, Boston truly appeals to everyone. From Boston's famed shopping strip, Newbury Street, to the Freedom Trail and its stops, including Quincy Market, Boston is known for its landmarks. There are over 50 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area, including Harvard and MIT. Boston is a sports paradise. From Fenway Park to Gillette Stadium (which is outside of the actual city), from the Head of the Charles regatta to the Garden, where the Celtics and Bruins play, Boston fans deserve their passionate reputation. Boston's subway, known as the "T", is easy to use, though not always on time, and its system of commuter rail trains, buses, and ferries ensures you can live in the city and not actually have to own a car.

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For more information on Boston and the Greater Boston region, visit these sites:

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Metro West Tourism & Visitors Bureau



Cambridge sits to the North of Boston and is comprised of several unique neighborhoods. Kendall Square is more corporate, with several large companies choosing to move their headquarters to Kendall Square, or at least build large offices. Kendall Square has also seen a surge of new housing development in recent years, primarily new condo and apartment developments, and is home to several boutique shops and trendy restaurants. Central Square is a bit more urban, is close to both MBTA subway and bus lines, and has all of the amenities you'd expect from a bustling suburb of a major city. Massachusetts Avenue, known locally as Mass Ave, features many residential properties, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Cambridgeport, near the river, is the most residential of the areas and is further away from some modern conveniences, including public transportation. Harvard Square also deserves mention for its attractiveness and for serving as a hub of Cambridge's student population. Foodie culture abounds here, as does green space.

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Located North of Boston and originally settled as a part of Charlestown, Somerville is a melting pot of different cultures - in fact, as of the 2014 census, Somerville was both one of the most densely populated communities in New England and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the Nation. Somerville contains many historic sites, from the ancient Powder House which housed gunpowder for Revolutionary soldiers, to Prospect Hill, the site of the raising of the first Grand Union Flag. Modern Somerville contains a mix of young professionals, students, blue-collar families, immigrants, retirees and more, and boasts large-city amenities, events, and easy access to Boston. Assembly Row, along the Mystic River, is Somerville's newest development, containing eateries, nightlife, studios, recreational facilities, and more. Its main neighborhoods are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square, and Magoun Square. Each has a mix of restaurants, bars and shops, and all share common threads of art and culture. Somerville as a city has more artists per capita than any other city in the U.S. outside of New York.

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