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Living In Boston
City Information

Primarily made up of people under 35, Boston has a large young professional population. There are a lot of festivals, events, and free concerts. In the spring and summer, there are farmer’s markets throughout the city. Boston has a very strong culture and rich history. A great walking city, Boston has many outdoor historical sites and museums such as the Boston Common, Castle Island, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Fenway Park. 

Living In Boston
Housing

On average, AmeriCorps members each pay between $500-$700/month and have 2-3 roommates. The Red and Orange line are T accessible to many of our schools and have many affordable options in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Roslindale. Additionally, AmeriCorps members choose to live in Allston/Brighton, Cambridge, Somerville or East Boston. 

Living In Boston
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Pass (MBTA) each month for the year. This pass is for unlimited use of the subway and bus. 
Useful Boston Links

City of Boston site
The Boston Calendar
Boston Globe news + events calendar
Boston Parks & Recreation
SNAP: Food Assistance
Farmers' Markets
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder
Boston's Craigslist

Fun Things to Do

• Download the free Freedom Trail app and take a self-guided tour of Boston’s historic landmarks
• Explore Boston’s world-class museums on Free Museum Days 
• Borrow passes from the Boston Public Library for entrance to museums and other local attractions
• Find budget-friendly cheap eats and free activities around Boston
• Listen to renowned authors at Harvard Bookstore Readings/Signings
• Check out all of the free movies and concerts happening throughout the year