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Living in Boston

New England College of Optometry is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Close to the 424 Beacon Street campus, you can find restaurants, stores, and entertainment. Learn more about Boston on the Boston.gov website.

Where should I live?  Boston is a city comprised of 23 neighborhoods.  Many students choose to live in one of the nearby neighborhoods. Others choose to live in nearby cities such as Somerville, Cambridge, and Brookline. Learn more about some popular Boston neighborhoods where NECO students choose to live. 

Finding Housing

The Office of Student Services is happy to help you in your housing search.  Each year, accepted students are invited to attend a housing fair on campus to find roommates and see apartments. Many students live close to our 424 Beacon Street campus or in nearby neighborhoods of Boston that offer student housing.   Learn more about housing options and realtors in Boston.

Transportation Around Boston

Boston is both an easy destination and departure point. There are several options for arriving in the city: you can fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport, arrive by train to an Amtrak station, take the bus to the South Station terminal, ride the commuter rail to North Station, or drive into the city via several major highways and thoroughfares.  Once you arrive, public transportation, taxis, and other transportation options make it easy to navigate and explore the city.  Learn more about transportation in Boston.

Boston Attractions

Boston is a city filled with many options—sports, museums, nature, history, beaches, nightlife and shopping.  Learn more about the vibrant city life you can experience.  

Image: Charles River

Sunset over the Charles River

Fenway Park

Fenway Park