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Boston 617-635-4600

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Boston is a city like no other. Although it is the oldest urban center in the Western Hemisphere, the adjectives most often used to describe it are vibrant, invigorating, stimulating, entertaining, and mesmerizing. Quite simply, Boston is an undisputed international center for education, high technology, finance, architecture, culture, commerce, research, and medicine. Known as the “Cradle of Liberty,” Boston is renowned in history, heritage, and in every aspect of human endeavor. The impressive list of ‘firsts’ seems endless, from the first public school and first college to the place where Alexander Graham Bell tried his new invention. Boston still upholds its reputation as one of the most popular and desirable destinations in the world.

Throughout its remarkable history, Boston has demonstrated an enviable propensity for regeneration. It’s fine institutions and founding industries have not only endured—they have grown, prospered, and evolved through passing generations. Millions of dollars have been poured into refurbishment and renewal over the decades, continually transforming the Boston skyline. In fact, Boston rivals Northern California as the force behind the nation’s information economy. For all this, Boston presents itself as an intimate, easily accessible and practical city. Convenience is one of Boston’s greatest assets, supported by well-planned network of major thoroughfares and a comprehensive mass transit system. Logan International Airport is located just three miles from the downtown business district, and the Port of Boston represents another critical link in the region’s transportation system.

Boston has long held an eminent international reputation, leading the world as a center for medical science, research, development, and applied technology. Among the leading hospitals in Greater Boston are such shining jewels as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Womans Hospital, New England Medical Center, the Massachusetts Eye & Ear infirmary, the Lahey Clinic, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and University Hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital is recogniz