Moving to Boston from Austin, TX at the end of architecture school, I didn’t think that I’d still be here 10 years later. But like so many people who come to Boston for what they anticipate will be a temporary stay, I found a great group of people, an invigorating urban fabric, and more good food, drink, entertainment, and seriously impassioned sports fans than you can shake a Fenway Frank at. When I’m not at work architecting, you can usually find me taking in visual art, weird music, and street food, or creating cocktails that come out OK a solid 65% of the time.
With its wonted modesty, Boston declares itself The Hub of the Universe– but in fairness, for a small, compact city, it packs in a whole lot of world-class culture. You have your pick from Great visual art, music from avant-garde to indie to classical, dance and theater, unrivaled indie bookstores, pioneering craft beer and food scenes… all this in a city easily accessible without a car (especially since the introduction of more bike lanes and of the Hubway bike share program.)
There’s nothing like riding the Red Line across the Charles and seeing the Boston skyline rising above the sailboat-dotted Charles River Basin, or gazing at the same skyline as you swim in the cold, clear water of Boston Harbor off the beach at Spectacle Island, planes whooshing overhead on their way to Logan.