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Sophisticated, intellectual, and full of charm, Boston is a world center of higher education, medicine, finance, and biotechnology, with some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, best restaurants, trendiest shopping, top universities, and smartest people. Then there’s the other Boston: a city of power struggles, politics, expensive real estate, and cutting-edge music and arts. There are 54 institutions of higher education in the Boston area, including Northeastern, Harvard, MIT, Boston U., U. Massachusetts–Boston, Tufts, Brandeis, Emerson, Wellesley, Suffolk, Berklee, and the Boston Conservatory.
Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630, and as a city in 1822, is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What started as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England.
As the region's hub, Boston is home to over 645,000 residents, numerous institutions of higher education, some of the world's best inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations. Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business.
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