Tufts Medical Center

Life in Boston, MA

Get to know Boston

Just as Tufts Medicine is a healthcare system for everyone, Boston is a city for everyone. History buffs can find 300-year-old landmarks on every corner, foodies can sample dishes from around the globe and sports enthusiasts can cheer with a diehard fan base. As the capital of Massachusetts and the beating heart of New England, you'll find more than 20 distinct neighborhoods to explore. So, put on your walking shoes, grab an iced coffee from Dunkin' and get ready to cheer for the Red Sox.

The Cradle of Liberty

Also known as the City on a Hill and the Athens of America, Boston's many nicknames reflect its storied history. Founded nearly 400 years ago, it's where the American Revolution began. Over the years, the city has played host to momentous events and countless firsts. It's home to America's first college, first public park and first chocolate factory. Today, Boston's history lives on. Walk Boston's historic neighborhoods on the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, learn about the city's 19th-century Black community on the Black Heritage Trail, or visit presidential sites on the Path of Presidents.

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Getting around Boston

However you prefer to travel, Boston has options for you. The MBTA, Boston's public transportation system, makes travel throughout the city and its suburbs easy and affordable. Ride America's oldest subway system, take the bus or grab a ride-share or taxi in minutes. Despite being a major city, Boston is easy to navigate and pedestrian-friendly. Boston Logan International Airport, with service to 135 destinations, is a short bus ride from the city's center. 

Just around the corner

Tufts Medical Center is located in Boston's vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Just steps from the front door, you'll find busy markets, cozy bubble tea shops and critically acclaimed dim sum. During the Lunar New Year, join thousands of locals and tourists for the Chinese New Year Parade, which features lion dancers, firecrackers and live music. What's more, you'll have easy access to the Theater District, where more than a dozen venues offer world-class music and performances. A 10-minute walk takes you to Boston Common, America's oldest public park. When you're ready to get out of the city, you can hop the ferry to quaint Cape Cod or ride the train to historic Salem.

When you’re ready to get out of the city, you can hop the ferry to quaint Cape Cod or ride the train to historic Salem.​​​​​​​

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