The city of Boston on the other hand, has what could be described as a continental climate, such as is quite common in New England.
Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are cold, windy and snowy. Prevailing wind patterns that blow offshore affect Boston, minimizing the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Boston is surrounded by the "Greater Boston" region, and bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts)
The River Charles forms the boundary between Boston city, Watertown, Cambridge and neighboring Charlestown. The Boston Harbor lies eastward of the city, with the city's Harbor Islands National Recreational Area. Another river, the Neponset River separates Boston's southern neighborhoods from the town of Milton, and Quincy city. Also, "The Mystic River separates Charlestown from Chelsea and Everett, while Chelsea Creek and Boston Harbor separate East Boston from Boston proper." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts)
There are quite a number of colleges and universities in both cities, and it would probably be a difficult and close choice when deciding which of these cities one