Boston is a wonderful city in which to attend school. According to Boston.com there are 27 colleges with 113,273 college students in Boston.  Needless to say, during the school year students are everywhere. Full of culture, easy to maneuver, and student friendly, Boston can be a city of excitement and inspiration for NEC students.

 

Stores, Gyms and Culture around the School

 

New to Boston? Wondering where you can shop around the school? Here's some businesses and venues that are around:

 

Trader Joe’s
899 Boylston St.  Boston, MA 02115
Directions from school:
Walk to bus station at corner of Huntington and Gainsborough.  Take 39 towards Back Bay via Copley Square and get off at Boylston St.

 

Trader Joe’s
1317 Beacon St.  Brookline, MA 02446
Directions from school:
Walk up Huntington and take left on Mass Ave to get to Hynes Convention Center T station.  Take C line outbound towards Cleveland Circle and get off at Coolidge Corner.

 

Shaw’s Prudential
53 Huntington Ave.  Boston, MA 02199
Directions from school:
Walk to bus station at corner of Huntington and Gainsborough.  Take 39 towards Back Bay via Copley Square and get off at Belvidere St.

 

Whole Foods Market
15 Westland Ave.  Boston, MA 02115
Directions from school:
Walk up Huntington, take left on Mass Ave, and take left on Westland Ave.

 

Target
7 Allstate Rd.  Dorchester, MA 02125
Directions from school:

Walk up Huntington and take right on Mass Ave to get to Mass Ave bus station.  Take 1 towards Dudley Station via Mass Ave and get off at Mass Ave @ Albany St.  Wait there and take 8 towards Harbor Point via UMass & South Bay Center and get off at Stop and Shop.  Walk up Allstate Rd to destination.

 

Ikea
1 Ikea Way  Stoughton, MA 02072
30 minutes by car.

 

Bed Bath and Beyond
401 Park Dr.  Boston, MA 02215
Directions from school:
Walk up Huntington and take left on Mass Ave to get to Hynes Convention Center T station.  Take D line outbound towards Riverside and get off at Fenway.

 

Marino Center
360 Huntington Ave.  Boston, MA 02115

YMCA
316 Huntington Ave.  Boston, MA 02115

 

Symphony Hall
301 Mass Ave.  Boston, MA 02115

 

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.  Boston, MA 02115
Directions from school:

Walk up Huntington to get to Symphony Station.  Take E line outbound towards Heath St and get off at Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Museum of Science
1 Science Park  Boston, MA 02114
Directions from school:
Walk up Huntington to get to Symphony Station.  Take E line inbound towards Lechmere and get off at Science Park Station.

 

Gardener Museum
280 The Fenway  Boston, MA 02115
Directions from school:
Walk up Huntington to get to Symphony Station.  Take E line outbound towards Heath St and get off at Museum of Fine Arts.  Head northwest on Ruggles St, continue onto Louis Prang St., continue onto The Fenway.

 

Getting Around the City of Boston

MBTA

 

Boston has a great public transportation system.  Explore what Boston has to offer. Pick up a Charlie Card at the Student Activities Center or any MBTA station.

 

Follow this link to get MBTA maps and schedules.

 

Walk

 

Boston is a very walkable city...weather permitting.  Get out and explore.  Follow this link for a great walking map.

 

Taxi


There is a cab stand across from NEC on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Streets. Cabs are available at all hours of the day. To get back to NEC just ask the cab to bring you to Symphony Hall.

 

Before you get out of a cab always make sure you have everything, especially your instrument! Insurance will not cover instruments or cell phones left in a cab.

 

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