5 Facts about Boston
- The Boston metro area, home to about 4.9M people1, ranks 9th on CBRE’s 2023 U.S. Investor Intentions Survey.2 It also ranks as the 9th most visited city in the U.S.3, welcoming roughly 22M tourists annually.4
- The most popular tourist attraction in Boston is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile landmark containing several sites that tell the story of the Revolutionary War and the events that led to the birth of a new nation.5 The self-guided tour includes stops at museums, churches, meeting houses, and other historical markers.
- Boston is home to the oldest public park in the U.S.: Boston Common.6 Located in downtown, it dates to 1634 when Puritan colonists purchased over 44 acres of land to create it. Boston Common is part of the six-mile-long Emerald Necklace, a collection of nine green spaces designed by the same landscape architect behind New York’s Central Park.7
- The Boston Public Library, which opened in the 1800s, was the first library to allow its citizens to borrow books, completely revolutionizing the way libraries operated. Annually, more than 3M people visit the library, which is widely considered one of the best examples of Renaissance Beaux-Arts Classicism in America.7
- Boston will be one of 16 host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026. The matches will be held at Gillette Stadium, which can accommodate 70,000 people.8