The Basics

Boston may be one of the smaller “big cities” in the U.S., but with 600,000 people, it is the largest city in Massachusetts. This brief overiew will help you get settled a little quicker.

When you look at an average map of BostonOpens in a new window, you only see five of Boston’s 20+ neighborhoods. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is located in the Boston neighborhood of Mission Hill in an area commonly called the Longwood Medical Area or LMA. Visit our area maps page to see the neighborhoods closest to the school.

For more information about searching for housing within the school area & community, have a look at the Housing Guide Supplement.

Additional information about Boston can be found on the Additional Resources for Students & VisitorsOpens in a new window page.