Boston Massachusetts Homes For Sale
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial ""Capital of New England"" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.
In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history now helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million every year. The city was the site of several firsts, including America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and the first subway system in the United States (1897).
With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 12th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers. The city was also ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America, for a variety of reasons. Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 36th globally.
William Raveis - Real Estate Services In Massachusetts
Welcome to William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the largest family-owned company in the Northeast serving Boston Massachusetts. For 39 years, our dedicated mortgage, new homes, international and relocation divisions have provided the resources and experience to find the perfect home for you, whether you're a first time homebuyer, raising a family or downsizing. Since our establishment in 1974 - William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance has experienced steady growth primarily through the sale of Boston.
Today, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance maintains the largest database of Boston Massachusetts homes for sale and has a network of 85 sales offices and 3,500 sales associates and/or Realtors. Our Connecticut real estate and Massachusetts real estate sales have topped the $5.6 billion mark, and we've closed more than $9 billion worth of mortgage loans. No other real estate firm in Boston Massachusetts has grown as rapidly under the same owner or has offered such innovative programs and home ownership services to its customers.
Please take some time to explore our website and call us with any questions you might have concerning Boston Massachusetts homes for sale. We promise we'll never be too busy to remember what got us to where we are today - you, the customer!