Boston is America’s walking city. Compact like a European city, Boston is easy to cross on foot. Visitors walking through Boston enjoy the beautiful architecture, blending new and old, and the many parks and green spaces that make up Boston’s famed Emerald Necklace. They see just how many colleges and universities Boston has, making it the leading city for higher education in the United States. People living here love Boston for its compact size and its cultural richness.