Known world internationally as a great sports city, the city of Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The city has a high standard of living, is clean and has a lot of history. I absolutely love the city of Boston. Like the city of Philadelphia – Boston is also a city of “many firsts” as you will discover below.
13 Quick Facts About Boston
1. The city’s famous “Beantown” nickname comes from Beans. The city’s early settlers loved Beans.
2. Boston is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts and its capital city.
3. Boston has an estimated population of over 692,600.
4. Founded on September 7, 1630 – the city of Boston is one of the oldest cities in the world, even older than the United States itself.
5. The city of Boston is named after the town Boston, Lincolnshire in England – UK where the city’s original settlers came from.
6. At 90 feet deep, Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest tunnel in the USA. The tunnel goes under the Boston Harbor, which is pretty cool.
7. The Little Brewster Lighthouse in Boston is America’s first lighthouse, built in 1716.
8. The first Chocolate factory in the US was opened in Boston – 1765.
9. Established in 1634, the Boston Common is the oldest public park in the United States. When you are in town during summer time, we highly recommend you visit.
10. Speaking of old, the Tremont Street subway in Boston’s MBTA subway system is the oldest subway tunnel in North America, officially opened on September 1, 1897.
11. In 1990, over $500 million worth of paintings/art was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The largest theft of Art in the world. To this day, the crime remains unsolved and works of art have not been recovered.
12. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest active ballpark in MLB (Major League Baseball). It is home to the Boston Red Sox, one of the greatest teams in the history of baseball.
13. The city is home to the Boston Celtics of the NBA (National Basketball Association), one of the greatest teams in NBA history.