It’s no secret here that Boston is greater than most places on the planet (especially you, New York). That’s not just our hubris/attitude talking; we have serious numbers to prove it. We've got 14 recent polls and studies, from tasty water to pedestrian safety, that rate Boston as tops in the nation.
Conceptually Boston bachelors might disagree with this statement. However, mathematically there are more single ladies here than single men, even though they might not all want "tickets to the gun show."
Not only do we hydrate with delicious tap water, but according to NerdWallet, our solid fitness levels, accessibility to health care and insurance, and per-capita concentration of physicians keep us closer to Mark Wahlberg than Pablo Sandoval.
Okay, so maybe the cows weren’t so dumb after all. Our winding, compact streets and traffic slow cars down pretty much to a standstill, thusly making roads safer for our modern-pedestrian-commuter herds.
Travelers hoping to score a cheap Airbnb rental in the Hub are in for big-time sticker shock. We beat out destinations like Dubai, Cancún, and freakin’ MONTE CARLO on GoEuro’s Accommodation Price Index. You’re definitely not getting that castle, but you can stay in this Cambridge igloo.
We aren’t called the “Athens of America” because we eat a lot of gyros. Upper echelon institutions + city amenities + potential jobs after graduation = first in the nation (and sixth in the world) for college students. Too bad there's no metric for how annoying college kids are.
Who needs Airbnb when you can stay at Condé Nast Traveler's Reader’s Choice for best hotel? Chic décor (e.g. fine mahoganies), ultra-comfy canopy beds, and a fleet of chauffeured Lexuses secure XV Beacon as THE place to stay in America. Bonus: its restaurant is the steak-tastic MOOO.