Boston: Is It the Best College Town?

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We’re weighing in…

“I’m shipping up to Boston” has a whole new meaning come September 1st. If you’re a current college student in the city, you’ve probably been counting down the days till move in day. If you’re starting your freshman year in Boston, get ready to discover all the city has to offer.

There’s a reason Boston is considered America’s college town and here is why.


It’s a Sports City!

The Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, oh my! Boston has multiple sports teams to cheer on and did we mention each team has won numerous Championships? Well, they have. Going to school in Boston allows you to get tickets to see every team play! If you’re not a Boston sports fan now, you might be one by the end of the year.


You’re Surrounded by Other Colleges

Boston is home to over 30 different colleges within the city limits, that’s not including the colleges located right outside in nearby suburbs. With so many different schools in the area it gives you a chance to meet new people outside of your campus.


It’s Easy to Get Around

You can walk the city end to end in about 2 hours. If you don’t want to walk, the T is easily accessible to get you where you have to go. (ProTip: Sometimes walking is quicker.)

Want to go shopping? Take a walk down Newbury Street. Want to catch a Red Sox game? Hop on the T to Kenmore!


The City is Your Classroom

Learn inside and outside the classroom! The Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art and Isabella Stewart Garden Museum are conveniently located allowing college students to explore and learn more.


Restaurants Galore

Sick of the dining hall food? No worries! Boston is home to an array of cuisines. Try local seafood along the waterfront or head to the North End for an authentic Italian meal.

If you have a sweet tooth stop by Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry in the North End. Try both and join the debate as to which pastry is better!


These are a few of the reasons why Boston is great for college students. From studying at the Boston Public Library to bowling a couple of strings at Jillian’s Boston Lucky Strike, you’ll discover all the things the city has to offer!

What is your favorite part about going to school in Boston? Let us know on Twitter (@lsjillians) and keep an eye out for bowling passes in the Fall Collegiate Coupon Book plus other special offers coming up!