Before starting at MSPP, I had been to Boston only twice in my life: once when I had a layover at Logan airport, and then again when I came into town for my interview at MSPP. So, when it was time for me to find an apartment, my wife and I had no idea where to begin. After a lot of help from my mom and some helpful real estate agents who I met through craigslist posts, we found a nice apartment in a quiet neighborhood. We've stayed in the same building ever since. I like living in Boston quite a bit. It's big enough that there's always something to do, but small enough that it's easy to get around. There's a lot of diversity, which means there are great restaurants everywhere. I've found that as long as sports and/or driving are not involved, Bostonians are wonderfully friendly and interesting.