Boston is a world-class academic hub (home to more than a quarter of a million students at fifty colleges and universities), a health care mecca, and a high-tech boomtown. The city boasts low crime rates, thriving cultural institutions, and a plethora of interesting retail and dining options.
Boston has been known to be called the "Cradle of Liberty" and the "Hub of the Universe". It is the American city that blazed the trail towards independence for the United States with many "firsts". The first public library, the first public schools, the first subway system.