• Did you know that more than one-third of Boston’s population are college students? It’s not surprising, given that Boston is home to more than 100 colleges and universities, many of which are considered among the best in the world.

• If you’re a history buff, you can’t beat Boston. It’s where the colonists dumped tea into the harbor during the Boston Tea Party and where the Revolutionary War erupted. Many of our country’s great patriots are buried there, including Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere.

• We are home to some of the world’s most loyal sports fans. Between the Red Sox, the Patriots, the Celtics and the Bruins, we’re always rooting for someone.

• We love our green spaces! Boston Common is the oldest public park in the United States, dating back to 1634.

• We love good food and we don’t want it from a chain restaurant. In fact of the more than 850 restaurants in Boston, only 40 of them serve fast food.

• Between the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Shubert Theater and more, we’re home to some of the finest cultural attractions in the world.

• Boston is also a progressive city and was the first state to legalize gay marriage.

• Sure, the winters may be chilly. But you can’t beat a New England fall. We have one of the most striking natural displays of color when the leaves begin to change.