The Boston Area

Whether it is the cultural resources of the city, the diverse neighborhoods, the many other educational institutions and a large population of students, or the proximity to greater New England and other east coast locations, students and alumni will tell you that Boston is a great place to go to school. 

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Piano technology students enjoy lunch in the North End. 

Boston is a relatively small city of 645,000 people clustered in many distinct neighborhoods, such as the North End, of which North Bennet Street School has been a part since the late nineteenth century. It is a colorful neighborhood that retains many established stores and Italian restaurants and much of its historic character. The area is attractive to young working professionals because it is accessible to public transportation and they can easily walk to work and recreation areas downtown.

NBSS students find that Boston is an accessible, stimulating, livable city that provides a wonderful background for the training that occurs in the classroom.

To find out more about the North End we suggest visiting this site: http://www.northendboston.com/

Getting Around

Boston has an extensive public transportation system of commuter trains, subways, trolleys and buses that makes it possible to get around the city without a car. The downtown shopping and financial district, the waterfront, Quincy Market and Beacon Hill and other central sites and neighborhoods are within a 15-minute walk from the school. Boston is a walkable city and friendly to bicyclists. Many students walk or bicycle to school in the warmer months.

Culture

Boston is a city that is rich with museums, galleries, music venues, theaters, historic sites, parks and other natural settings. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science, the Boston Public Library, university libraries and museums, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, the Wang Center, the Public Garden and Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park - are a few of the most well-known places to visit. Many institutions and cultural events have free admission during certain hours and/or offer student discounts. Almost all are accessible by public transportation. In addition to public parks and gardens in the city, there are harbor islands, beaches and other natural sites to explore that can be reached by public transportation.

The Hub

Boston is conveniently located in the heart of New England. The other New England states can be reached in two hours or less. New England is home to both beautiful beaches and ski resorts. New York City is four hours away. The city is a hub for bus, train and airline transportation.


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