Boston is best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and of course for the bar from Cheers, but dig a little deeper below the surface and you'll find a surprising wealth of things that make Boston one of the best cities in America—and the world. The city and surrounding region consistently ranks at the top of "best of" lists again and again. Here are 8 reasons why.
Living in Boston
North Bennet Street School is located in one of Boston's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, the North End. Residents and visitors of the North End can enjoy a variety of food, shopping, and culture, all within one walkable neighborhood. It has historically been a place for immigrants throughout the City's history, and NBSS has been a part of the North End since 1881.
While NBSS does not offer student housing, below are some resources that may be helpful. In addition, members of our community (new and current students, graduates, and staff/faculty) can check out the Housing Classifieds on our Student/Alumni Portal with listings from around the region.
NOTE: You should do your own research and due diligence on housing. We cannot verify or guarantee the quality, value, or safety of any source associated with the links below.
- Search for Apartments
- Other Housing Resources
- City of Boston Resources
- Cable, Internet, & Phone
- City of Boston Metrolist: Sign up to get alerts on housing opportunities
- MSPCA.org: Information on finding pet-friendly apartments
- Affordable Housing Rental Listings from the Boston Planning & Development Agency
- The Boston Globe: Boston area news and links to apartment rentals
- Roommates.com: Roommate matching service
- Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities: A guide for tenants, offered through the state office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
- Massachusetts Consumer Guide to Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Official state website
- Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: Information on vehicle registration and licensing
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA): Information on public transportation in the greater Boston area - subway, bus, commuter rail
- Boston 311: Report non-emergency issues
- Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism: Tourism and lodging information
- Mass Save: Savings Through Energy Efficiency Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. They provide a wide range of energy efficiency services to help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
- Energy Efficiency Tips Detailed information on how to reduce living costs and also minimize impact on the environment.
- Standard Electric
- National Grid
- Green Electric
- Boston Electric + Telephone
When you think of Boston, you may think of modern traditions like the Marathon, Swan Boats at Public Garden, or the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, each year in mid-April, Boston and the surrounding communities gear up to celebrate Patriots Day, which commemorates the first Revolutionary War battles at Lexington and Concord.
September is a busy time for college students in Boston. Upwards of 30,000 students moving into the city and hundreds of new apartments going up for rent mean lots of moving trucks—and lots of traffic. If you're moving to Boston this fall, you've probably got a lot on your plate already, so we've gathered a few tips to help alleviate some of your moving stress.
Hopefully, our moving to Boston Part 1 article helped you feel a little more prepared to move in. Now, let's focus on the fun part – exploring your new neighborhood! The North End is full of historical sites and cool hangout spots, all just steps away from NBSS. We're sure that as you get settled in, you'll find a few of your own favorite places. In the meantime, here are some of ours.
Contact Bryan McGrath, Director of Student Life & Career Services, at 617-227-0155 x112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.