The City of Boston is alive with culture, history, and intellectual discovery. Consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world, Boston is an international center of higher education with a thriving economy, bountiful cultural and recreational offerings, and booming innovation and entrepreneurship. And Boston University is located right in the heart of it all.

Learn about the city’s neighborhoods, find a place to live, and learn how to navigate transportation options and the ever-changing weather like a local. Enjoy some of Boston’s abundant arts and cultural offerings. And if you are raising a family while pursuing graduate studies, there are many resources for you, as well as family-friendly things to do.

If you are an international graduate student coming to study at Boston University, you should also visit our International Student Experience page for information on transitioning to life in this exciting city.

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Boston Neighborhood Guide

Whether you're searching for off-campus housing, or looking to explore your new surroundings, learn more about the different neighborhoods that make up the city of Boston.

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Housing Resources

Finding housing can be challenging. Explore the resources below to make the process a little easier.

Explore Boston

Discover things to do around the city of Boston.

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