Boston was founded in the 17th century by Puritan colonists from England. It is today the capital and largest city of the state of Massachusetts. Located in Suffolk County, in the northeastern United States, Boston is the largest city and the economic and cultural center of the New England.
The downtown is concentrated in the Cambridge–Boston-Quincy metropolitan area. Boston became in time a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and has expanded beyond the peninsula.
With a very rich history, the visited Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. The American Revolution battles occurred within the city and surrounding areas.
The city saw America’s first public school, Boston Latin School, and first college, Harvard College, in neighboring Cambridge. Boston is a center of higher education and a center for medicine. There are many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area. First subway system in the United States was also installed in Boston.
Boston’s main economy is also based on research, finance, technology and biotechnology. People of Boston have one of the highest costs of living in the United States.
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