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About Boston

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, with a population of over 600,000. It is considered a “college city” with more than 100 colleges in the Greater Boston area and a student population of over 250,000 students in Boston and Cambridge alone.  These students represent all areas of the United States and the world. Living in Boston will give you an excellent opportunity to experience one of the oldest cities in the United States, and to get a first-hand glimpse of American history. Many of the most important events of the American Revolution and the founding of this country took place in or around Boston, and historical monuments and museums can be found all throughout the city. There are museums, performances, restaurants, bars, clubs and sporting activities to suit every interest and taste.


Climate

“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute, it will change!”

Weather in New England can be unpredictable and changeable. There are four seasons with distinct weather conditions: Autumn (also know as “fall”), winter, spring and summer. The most enjoyable weather is typically during the spring months of April through June when flowers bloom and temperatures are moderate and the early fall from September to early November. Summers can be very hot and humid and the coldest and snowiest months are January and February.

Average temperatures in Boston for each season are as follows:

Season Fahrenheit Celsius
Autumn 46-60 degrees 8 - 15 degrees
Winter 0-37 degrees -17 - 3 degrees
Spring 38-60 degrees 3 - 15 degrees
Summer 60-95 degrees 15 - 35 degrees

The official City of Boston website offers a history of Boston and visitor information. more...

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website provides information on hotels, restaurants and attractions. more...

The Boston Globe's Boston.com provides up to date news, classified ads, weather and visitor information. more...