If you draw a diagonal line across the US from Northeast to Southwest, then you’ll go from Boston to LA!
Los Angeles has a population of nearly 4 million. Located in the heart of the metropolitan area of the same name, it has a population of 13 million (also the second largest city after New York) and is made up of famous attractions such as Beverly Hills and Long Beach. Hollywood The most famous place in Los Angeles is of course Hollywood.
The neighborhood has become a global symbol of the film industry, attracting top talent from around the world and producing some of the best and most commercially successful films in history.
The city’s largest employers are Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the University of California.
Hollywood is the center of Los Angeles’ economy, generating billions of dollars in revenue from entertainment and tourism. In addition, other developed industries include international trade, aerospace, technology, oil and fashion. The city’s GDP exceeds 1 trillion, second only to Tokyo and New York
The largest university is California State University, with two campuses in Los Angeles and Northridge. California State University in Los Angeles offers 129 bachelor’s, 112 master’s and 4 doctoral degrees, while Cal State Northridge has a total of 38,815 undergraduates.
California has a well-developed road infrastructure. The Golden Gate Bridge, Arroyo Seco Parkway and four-story interchange are some of the engineering feats designed to free California from heavy traffic.
Massachusetts is one of the giants of the East Coast and a central state in the New England region. Boston has a strong historical and industrial center, has played and continues to play an important role in the formation of America since its inception!
Also known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state has a population of just over 7 million. Boston is the largest city, state capital and part of the Greater Boston area. The city has nearly 700,000 residents.
The Boston metropolitan area has a population of 8 million spread across three states—Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Other cities with populations over 100,000 are Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and Cambridge.
Industries critical to the Massachusetts economy include higher education, biotechnology, information technology, finance, healthcare, tourism, manufacturing and defense.
Massachusetts has the third largest GDP in the United States – $596,593,000,000. 12 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered there.
The most famous are TJX Corporation, General Electric, Raytheon Technologies, and American Tower. Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Raytheon System International are the largest employers in Massachusetts.
Education in Massachusetts is one of the best in the world. Harvard is the nation’s provider of education. The other 113 colleges and universities in the area may not have the prestige of Harvard, but they certainly offer quality education. MIT and Boston University are also excellent educational institutions.
Like any other field, Massachusetts has champions in every sport! The Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and New England Revolution dominate their respective fields. The Celtics are 17-time NBA champions, the Red Sox have won nine World Series titles, and the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. The Boston Bruins have six Stanley Cups.
Massachusetts has a rich culture deeply rooted in Native American ancestry and colonial traditions. Many historical events that shaped the United States today took place here, such as the Boston Tea Party, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and the Siege of Boston.
John Updike, Emily Dickinson, H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe all call Boston and Massachusetts home! Fans of performing arts and live stage music can visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Film Festival and Tanglewood Jazz Festival.
Notable bands in the state include Aerosmith and Godsmack.
1765: FIRST U.S. Chocolate Factory
Baker Chocolate Company is an American chocolate company headquartered in Dorchester, Boston. It was the first company in the country to produce chocolate. After the death of its founder and businessman, the company was sold in 1896 to Forbes Syndicate, which continued to operate until it was sold to Postum Cereal in 1927.
Currently, the Baker Chocolate brand is owned by Kraft Heinz. The company was founded when a man named Dr. James Baker met John Hannon on the banks of the Niponset River. The Irishman John Hannon was penniless but a gifted chocolatier, a craft he learned in England and until then unique to Europe.
With Baker’s help, Hannon started his 15-year business of making “Hannon’s Best Chocolate.” In 1779, Hannon traveled to the West Indies and never returned. In 1780, his wife sold the company to Dr. Baker, renamed Baker Chocolate Company
Like any big, bustling city, Boston and Massachusetts have some major drawbacks, such as: high cost of living Boston is very difficult to navigate – streets can be confusing, commutes are long, traffic is terrible, and public transit is lagging behind.
LA and Boston head to head
– The Median Age in Boston is 3.3 years younger than in Los Angeles.
– Boston housing costs are 24.5% less expensive than Los Angeles housing costs.
– The average commute for residents of Boston is 0.5 minutes shorter than it is for residents of Los Angeles.