Settled by some of North America's earliest European inhabitants, the Puritans of England, Boston offers a rich global culture, diverse as any on the continent. Moving to Boston today is much easier and offers many more amenities. Get started searching for Boston homes for rent with a free search on Rentals.com.
Situated on the Charles River, Boston is the epicenter of New England life. Its legacy of American historical happenings such as the Boston Massacre and the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere holds a collective place in America's historical perspective and results in a heavy tourism industry, a sizable portion of the local economy. Boston by Foot is a company that "focuses on a particular neighborhood or theme using historical events and the rich architectural heritage of Boston." The greater Boston area is now home to more than 4.4 million people.
Also rooted in its history as having the first public schools and universities, the educational foundation of the community has earned the nickname "Athens of the Americas," which is richly deserved. Some of Boston's education gems include Harvard University, Northeastern University, the Berklee College of Music, Cambridge College, and of course, Boston College.
Due to its compact, organic layout, walking, cycling and riding the first subway system in America are popular choices of transportation. It's easy to travel to the hip Brighton/Alliston area or to the trendy shops of the Back Bay.
From the older patrons of Beacon Hill to the inhabitants of the culturally authentic Chinatown, everyone enjoys the opportunities provided by a flourishing economy based in finance, education, and a developing semi-conductor manufacturing industry. The Longwood Medical Area contains an abundance of medical research facilities. The Children's Hospital of Boston, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School are among some of the Longwood medical centers. Beacon Hill is home to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Though culturally and economically diverse, its residents are passionately united by its sports teams, from the colleges of Boston University, Boston College and Harvard to the professional ranks of the Celtics, Bruins and especially fanatical loyalty to the Boston Red Sox. Boston's love of sports provides a sense of community simply not found everywhere. Get started finding your next rental home or Boston apartment with Rentals.com.