Life and Wellness in Boston


Living in Boston

Boston is a vibrant city that is full of history.  From the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, our city has seen some of the pinnacle times in our nation’s growth. Boston is the largest city in New England but it’s easy to quickly find your way around. Walking along the streets of Boston (we recommend a walk along the Freedom Trail) you can still visit many of the city’s famous landmarks.

Boston is also home to a wide number of universities and major health care institutions. In fact, the city has the nation’s highest concentration of colleges, with many alumni who stay after graduation to work and live in the city. This large population of young adults creates an atmosphere of people who are eager to network, get to know one another, and have fun. Most of our residents currently live around the hospital in the Chinatown and South End neighborhoods and in the suburbs in Somerville and Assembly Square.

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One of the things Boston is best known for is its sports teams and fanatical fans. The Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox all call Boston home. While we root for all of the local teams, Tufts Medical Center has a strong relationship with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins president, Cam Neely, and the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care have donated more than $25 million to help build up our cancer programs, hematology/oncology research, and the Neely House. 

If sports aren’t your jam, you can also enjoy a variety of more laid back free-time activities including tasting your way through the variety of restaurants throughout Boston or attending a show (ballet, musical theater, and stand-up comedy!) around the corner from work.

Our Neighborhood

Tufts Medical Center is located in downtown Boston, within Chinatown and the Theater District, which allows residents to support our local Asian businesses and enjoy an array of shows that pass through the city. However, because Boston is a walkable city, the medical center is within walking distance of several neighborhoods including: South End, Back Bay, Boston Common, Downtown Crossing, and Beacon Hill where residents live or enjoy spending some of their free time.

Because Tufts Medical Center is located in the heart of Chinatown, we have a strong focus on working with this community and its residents. Tufts Medical Center has created the Asian Health Initiative to identify public health issues of particular prevalence or concern in the Asian community and to work collaboratively with neighborhood organizations to address health issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. 

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The Tufts Medical Center has several subway (or T) stops close-by with a dedicated Orange Line stop located across from the main hospital entrance on Washington Street. Other nearby MBTA stops are Downtown Crossing (Red Line, Orange Line) and Boylston (Green Line). Tufts Medical Center is a 15-to-20-minute cab ride from Logan Airport and within walking distance of South Station. View our campus map and directions.

We also share the Tufts Medical Center campus with several Tufts University science and professional schools, including Tufts University School of Medicine and residents get a variety of teaching opportunities with medical students because of this, including leading small-group learning sessions, physical diagnosis teaching, and running morning reports.