|General||Boston is the capital city and biggest city in the state of Massachusetts. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country and as the biggest city in New England it is considered to be the unofficial capital of New England. There are just over 600,000 people living in Boston city proper and 4.5 million people living in the Greater Boston Area making it the tenth biggest metropolitan area in the United States.
Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists. Boston was very influential in the American Revolution during the 1700s and had many major events occur in the city including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Boston is now a major manufacturing center and shipping port along with being a major tourist destination. Faneuil Hall alone attracts over twenty million visitors a year. The first public school and subway system were created in Boston.
Boston is home to many universities and colleges making in an international hub for medicine and higher education. Boston is also a major finance center due to it being a major research center in areas like electronics, finance, high technology, engineering and specifically biotech. Boston is currently undergoing gentrification causing it to be one of the United States? cities with the highest costs of living. However it is still the number three most livable city in the United States and 37 in the world.
Boston is a major sports city with a team in each of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. As of 2011 Boston has won 33 championship games.
In baseball, the Boston Red Sox, which was a founding team in the American League of Major League Baseball in 1901, find a home in Fenway Park. The first World Series game was located in Boston in 1903. The Boston Red Sox are part of one of the biggest sports rivalries in history
with the New York Yankees. In 2004 the Red Sox broke their 86 year World Series drought breaking the famous ?Curse of the Bambino?.
The TD Garden which was once known as the FleetCenter is home to three major league teams, the national Lacrosse team, the Boston Blazers, the NBA team the Boston Celtics, and the 2011 Stanley Cup champion the Boston Bruins of the NHL. The New England Patriots are the football team which play in Boston. |
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