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Boston Common
Things to see at Boston Common:
A bucket list of the top sights at Boston Common, ordered by popularity.
1. Trinity Church
2. Copley Square
3. Prudential Tower
4. John Hancock Tower
5. Commonwealth Avenue
6. Newbury Street
7. Old South Church
8. Boylston Street
9. George Washington Statue
10. John Hancock Building
11. Apple Store
12. Arlington Street Church
13. Church of the Covenant
14. Public Alley
15. Courtyard
16. Five Hundred Boylston
17. The Tortoise and the Hare
18. Marlborough St.
19. Quest Eternal
20. Comm Ave Mall
21. Ice Dragon at First Night

Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston also served as the historic county seat of Suffolk County until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 655,884 in 2014, making it the largest city in New England and the 24th largest city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the original peninsula. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and first subway system (1897).

The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank amongst the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

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Newest photo 12/06/2014
Alternative titles "Boston Commons"
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"Boston common"
"Boston Common Park"
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