Brandeis Life


Brandeis is an outstanding place to live and study. Located just nine miles west of Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and New England’s largest city, you can’t miss the vibrant impact of the 250,000 college students who live in the greater Boston area. Live music, great theater, world famous museums, fabulous food, championship sports teams, breathtaking architecture and cityscapes make Boston a global destination. Brandeis’ host city of Waltham, a suburb of 60,000, is a short car or train ride from Boston. And a Brandeis bus shuttle runs to Beantown 30 times a week.

Places to eat

Waltham has a diverse food scene. Find Italian, American, Greek, Indian, Mexican, seafood, kosher and vegan menus downtown and on Moody Street. Explore the local restaurants here.

Local attractions

  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Freedom Trail
  • Fenway Park
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Walden Pond
  • North End
  • Boston Public Library
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Old North Church
  • Boston Common
  • Museum of Science
  • Granary Burying Ground