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Homes for Sale in Boston, MA: What You Need to Know

Boston, one of the oldest cities in the country, is rich with the history of the colonial and Revolutionary War era and has great sightseeing, whether you travel by land or sea. You could walk the 3-mile Freedom Trail, which takes you to 16 historical monuments and attractions like the site of the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere House, and the Bunker Hill Monument. You could travel along the Charles River in one of the city's famed Duck Boat tours, where a guide points out the city's most notable landmarks.

Title Town: The Local Sports Scene

The city has five major league teams, including the Boston Red Sox (MLB), Boston Bruins (NHL), Boston Celtics (NBA), New England Patriots (NFL), and the New England Revolution (MLS). Boston also has four NCAA Division I schools, including Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Harvard University. Every year, the four schools meet in a four-team ice hockey tournament known as the "Beanpot Tournament," which is played at the TD Garden in February. Boston also holds the world's oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, on Patriots' Day in April. The course is a 26.2 mile run from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

Schools and Higher Education

In Massachusetts, the top-ranked public high school is the Boston Latin School, which is located in Boston, and also ranked #37 nationally. In fact, 218 public high schools located in Boston were nationally-ranked, including 114 of them in the top 25%. The city offers 24 different private schools that serve a little over 4,000 total students, where the student to teacher ratio is 7:1.

Of course, we can't forget that Boston has several colleges and universities in the city including Harvard University (Cambridge), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge), Tufts University (Medford), Boston College (Chestnut Hill), Boston University (Boston), and Northeastern University (Boston).

Know Your Neighborhoods

Boston has a vast number of distinct and unique neighborhoods (23 to be exact), and approximately 84 sub-districts and squares. Those neighborhoods are also often distinguished by their position on the Shawmut Peninsula, whether they be on the West, North, or South End. You might find yourself in Allston, as it's home to over 2,000 Boston college students each year. Brighton, which is where Boston College is located, also houses a ton of students, young professionals, and young families. If you're attracted to suburban-type living, you may be interested in Hyde Park, or if you're looking for something upscale, Back Bay has local elites and notable people calling it home.

Getting Around in Boston

Like most cities, owning a car in Boston is unnecessary, as there is a public transportation system in place. The most popular options include the subway (referred to as the "T"), bus, commuter rail, water taxis, and ferries. The "T" is the cheapest and easiest way to get around, unless you're walking, which you often can to your destination because of the city's compact size.