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4 Reasons Why Boston is the Best City to Live In

admin on March 11, 2014 - 8:30 am in Around Town, Featured
Call us less than objective, but we here at the Devonshire think Boston is the best city to live, work, and play in. Turns out we actually have a few very good reasons to feel that way! If you want proof that Boston is one of the best cities in the country to live in these days take a look at the 4 facts below.

Boston is the healthiest city in the country.

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, evaluated the nation’s 50 largest metropolitans to reveal the healthiest places in America. Boston was ranked as the healthiest city in America based on residents’ fitness levels and healthcare accessibility. A huge portion of Bostonians walk or bike to work, keeping diabetes diagnoses and obesity rates to a minimum. And thanks to Romneycare, the state’s 2006 health care reform law signed by then-Governor Mitt Romney, more than 95% of Bostonians have health care coverage. This is the highest percentage of any city evaluated in the study. Boston also has a number of programs, like Northeastern University’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures program, which supports health-promoting environments for young children to prevent early childhood obesity, making it the healthiest place to live in the US! Boston has also been ranked the second fittest city in the U.S. by Forbes.

Boston is the reigning Title Town USA.

If you are a sports fanatic than there is no better city in the US to live in outside of Boston. According to NESN, when the  Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, that made for eight titles (in the four major sports) since 2001, with the Sox and Patriots winning three titles each and the Celtics and Bruins winning one title apiece. This means the city of Boston has won 15.7% of all possible major sports titles possible in the last 13 years.

Boston is a great city for startups.

In 2012 a Startup Genome report ranked Boston at No. 6 on the list of the world’s best regions for startups. They also reported that Bostonian entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to have PhD degrees that those in Silicon Valley; not surprising considering how many graduate schools there are in the Boston area. According to Boston.com, “The startup scene in Boston grew a lot in 2013, and it’s going to have an even bigger year in 2014.” If you are someone with an entrepreneurial spirit than Boston is a great community for you to build your business in. With more and more startups every year, including very successful enterprises to learn from, startups and their owners seem to be flourishing here in Boston.

Boston is the 4th best city in the country overall.

In 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek said Boston was the best…in just about every way. To calculate the “America’s 50 Best Cities,” Bloomberg Businessweek analyzed the country’s 100 most populous cities “based on leisure attributes (the number of restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, professional sports teams, and park acres by population); educational attributes (public school performance, the number of colleges, and graduate degree holders), economic factors (2011 income and June and July 2012 unemployment), crime, and air quality.” Here’s what the article says about Boston, which comes in 4th; Boston isn’t always one of the nation’s safest towns. But few cities can match Beantown’s blend of history, night life, and education. With 22 universities, Boston can seem very much a college town, owning a grimy charm. As New England’s cultural center, Boston combines Gilded Age class with some Atlantic brine, from L’Espalier to B&G Oysters.

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