March 9, 2021 3 minute read

How kid-friendly is Boston?

From school vacation weeks to long summer breaks, Boston is a paradise for adventurous and curious kids. Families will never run out of exciting options for spending quality time together in the city. And adults, you might find yourself learning or experiencing something new too! Read on for our top four reasons why Boston is a fantastic place for raising a family.

It’s Fun To Be A Kid In The City

First things first, let’s cover the fun stuff. While homes in urban areas tend to have less outdoor space, the city will be your backyard! Boston is home to countless playgrounds and parks of all sizes that give kids an opportunity to run around outside, play on the swings, and meet people in the neighborhood. 

There are also a number of attractions in the city that make great special occasions for kids. From Legoland in Somerville to the Boston Children’s Museum downtown, you won’t run out of places to take your kids on the weekends. Even when you’re just going on a stroll downtown, you’ll never know what you’ll run into, like the famed carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. 

Everyone Learns Something

While we certainly want kids to enjoy themselves, it’s even better if they’re learning something along the way. For exploring all things science, the Museum of Science is home to a number of interactive exhibits and a stunning planetarium that make the museum popular with kids of all ages, adults included! If nature is what your child is interested in, the New England Aquarium is a wonderful place to learn about aquatic animals and marvel at some incredible creatures. The dark, winding hallways and illuminated tanks and enclosures make a visit to the aquarium feel like a trip to another world. For the budding history buff, head to the Boston Tea Party Museum or take a stroll along the Freedom Trail for a chance to walk in the footsteps of historic figures. You might even stumble upon one or two of them out for a stroll – look for reenactors along the route for a true moment of “history come to life.” 

Schools You Can Count On

Massachusetts has the number one public school system in the country, which means lots of options when picking somewhere to start your family. Overall, the Boston public school district ranks within the top half of the state. The city is home to multiple schools in the top 10 statewide. Boston schools also rank fourth in the state in terms of diversity. In whichever neighborhood you call home, you can find a great school to send your kids. Plus, having Boston as your classroom is a perfect way to expand your horizons and try new things that you might not come in contact with elsewhere.

The Best Of New England, Accessible By T

Boston may seem like a concrete jungle, but you’ll be surprised by the diversity of outdoor space and greenery to enjoy. You’ve probably heard of the Boston Common, the oldest public park in the US, but there are a number of lesser-known spots for your family to check out, such as the Arnold Arboretum and The Fens. In the summers, head to South Boston to enjoy the coastal air. Castle Island and the surrounding areas are home to fun beaches, great walking paths, and a number of places to grab ice cream and other sweet summer treats. If you’re willing to venture a little outside the city, check out the Middlesex Fells or Blue Hills Reservation for a little bit of a nature getaway. 

No matter where in Boston you choose to live, you can make a happy home for your kids. The city is brimming with exciting new parks and neighborhoods to explore. If you’re thinking of making the move, get in contact with one of our experienced Senné Associates who will help you find the right home for your family. Get started today at 617.314.9400. 


Sophia Pushkin

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