Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Boston


In Boston, we did a number of things. We spent some time wandering around Beacon Hill Here’s some interesting information from Wikipedia for this neighborhood of 10,000 people.

The average income for a male in 2007 was $1,895,800, while it was $1,250,325 for women. The average income for a family was $4,798,000.[citation needed] In 2007, the average selling price for a townhouse in the neighborhood was $2,750,000; while the average price for a penthouse apartment went for $3,000,000. The neighborhood's most exclusive and expensive street (Louisburg Square), had an average home value of between $6,000,000 and $20,000,000.

For other interesting information, such as famous residents, see the rest of the article.



We also walked the Freedom Trail, seeing the standard laundry list of local historical sights.
Bunker Hill, Old Ironsides, The Old North Church, Revolutionary War graveyards, the balcony that the Declaration of Independence was ready from for the first time, etc. It’s quite an education in itself. Plus Boston is such a great place to be.


Most everything is made of red brick, and it is the ultimate college town. There is something like a quarter million university students in the city, Cambridge included, I think. There are so many great bookstores, coffee shops, clubs, bars and interesting cultural spots—as well as a beautiful waterfront to boot. To top it all off, it was Fall, and Boston was nearing the height of its autumnal glory.





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