Living in Boston
Boston: America's College Town
One of the oldest and most picturesque cities in America, Boston has all the culture and excitement of a world-class city contained within a manageable area. Famous landmarks such as the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church, and the Bunker Hill Monument are constant reminders that the birth of the United States happened right here. Today Boston is an intellectual hub and a world center for higher education—from September through May nearly one in five Boston residents are college students.
In and around Boston you'll find distinctive neighborhoods; beautiful natural environments; one of the best dining scenes in the country; countless opportunities to experience music, theater, art, and film; and shopping destinations like the famed Newbury Street.
Boston is also a great sports town, fielding professional teams in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Beyond rooting for your favorite team, there are many opportunities to get active—whether its playing intramural sports, running along the Charles River, or biking through the city.
Best of all, Boston is one of the country's most "walkable" cities and has a robust public transit system. All that Boston has to offer is literally just steps away from our compact campus in the historic Fenway neighborhood. When you're a Wheelock student, you'll be part of the vitality and creativity of this dynamic city.