Woohoo!!!! What part? There are tons of hoopers - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_154026334664091&ap=1
Feel free to ask me anything...I have lived in Mass most of my life and I live near Boston and work in the city. There is a hooping community called Boston Hoop Troops, they have a website. For places to live....it depends on where your school is. Welcome to MASS!!!
Iam travelling now. I lived in on the south shore and boston is as fun as you make it like any big city you can do whatever you want. best places for a young and happening person I would reckamend Cambridge, Brighton and JP(Jamaica Plain). JP is maybe the best place though it is the most secluded on the edge of town no happening parks but the Arnaold Aboretum is there. JP is mid price for rent, Cambridge is probably more and brighton is the college area near BC and most cheap for rent. Any where further from down town would be less expensive. Back Bay is in the middle of town if you can afford that.
The only thing that I hated about living in Boston was the living in an the hood, Dorchester, where I found it hard to make friends. Then still making friends in town was hard for me to keep up with.
Check out BIkes not bombs in JP too. escepially if like bikes need a bike or want every one to have a bike.