Area Information

Learn About the Greater Boston Region

The Greater Boston Region is comprised of the city of Boston and the surrounding cities and towns extending out to Interstate 495. It is the tenth largest Metro Area in the country and is the economic center of New England.

The Greater Boston Region is home to approximately 4.5 million residents. With an array of vibrant communities, an extensive public transit network and a number of world-class amenities, the area has become a desirable area to live and work and one of the wealthiest regions in the United States. The area is also supported by an excellent highway system, large-scale airports, and convenient rail service that provide easy access to a number of destinations throughout New England.

Boston is a city wealthy in both history and culture dating back to the Colonial Period. Among the most well known attractions are the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts, professional sports teams rich in tradition and many landmarks that are of significant historical importance. While Boston has long been known as a city bustling with activity both day and night, there are many other characteristics that make New England such a desirable place to live. Skiing in the mountains stretching north to Vermont and New Hampshire is an appealing activity during the winter and Cape Cod continues to be an extremely popular summer destination.