Boston, Massachusetts

Often referred to as one of the nation’s most well-educated cities, Boston is constantly reinventing itself with new ideas and identities while keeping true to its historic roots. One of the oldest in the country, the city was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England, and it quickly became the political, commercial, religious and educational center of the New England region. Boston’s many universities and colleges make the region an international hub of higher education and medicine, which has a large impact on local culture and economies. The city attracts over 350,000 university students from around the world, who contribute more than US$4.8 billion annually to the city’s economy.