Because sometimes I realize I’m really, really lucky to live here.
1. The bookshops. Oh my word, people, the bookshops.
2. Related: author readings at bookshops, and at the public library.
3. Hearing the Park Street Church bells ring out hymns as I walk to work across the Common.
4. The Common itself, and the Public Garden – oh how I love these green spaces in the heart of the city.
5. (Mostly) reliable public transport – because no way would I want to drive to work downtown.
6. The North End and its fabulous Italian food.
7. The plethora of historical sites – so fun to visit and revisit.
8. New England autumns – red leaves and golden light.
9. The proximity to New York and the rest of New England.
10. The fact that it’s a place people actually want to visit.
11. Apple picking.
12. Clan chowdah.
13. Meeting people from all over the world.
14. Lots of shopping options.
15. Lots of chances to wear handknits and cute winter clothes.
16. The walkability of central Boston.
17. The dozens of universities. I love living in places that value education – Boston is my third university town.
18. Our little church.
19. The sense of infinite possibility.
What do you love about where you live?