The neighboring communities of Allston and Brighton are situated on the west side of Boston, home to thousands of college students during the school year, as well many as young professionals. These neighborhoods are well known for their ethnic restaurants, lively night scene with lots of live music, and overall “vibe.”
Back Bay/South End
The Back Bay and South End are considered sister communities and dotted with trendy restaurants, cafes, boutiques, nightclubs, upscale apartments and condos, and leafy streets lined with quaint brownstones. Newbury Street, known for its upscale shopping, high-end brands and outdoor cafes, is Boston’s version of Rodeo Drive. Copley Square is among the prettiest spots in the Back Bay and is home to Trinity Church and the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon.
Beacon Hill is home to the Commonwealth’s State House as well as to many of Boston’s elite such as former GE CEO, Jack Welch and U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry. Beacon Hill’s brownstone residences are among the most beautiful in the city and this neighborhood personifies historical Boston.
Charlestown is along the north side of Boston Harbor and offers spectacular views of the city. It is the home to the U.S.S Constitution, “Old Ironsides”. Charlestown remains home to the new generation of old Irish immigrants as well as new young professionals.
Chinatown and the Seaport Districts are among the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city where full service vertical high rises and lofts offer a more modern lifestyle for Boston’s working professionals.
East Boston is the home of Logan International Airport as well as immigrants coming from Central and South America and Southeast Asia making it an incredibly diverse community.
Fenway/Kenmore Square is one of Boston’s most notable neighborhoods and is home to the World Champion Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest original Major League Baseball stadium still in use.
Jamaica Plain, or “JP” as the locals call it, is one of Boston’s most eclectic and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. It is also home to a growing gay and lesbian community. Many unique shops, boutiques and quaint restaurants line Centre Street, the main drag.
The famed North End is Boston’s Italian neighborhood where you’ll find more than 100 restaurants serving authentic Italian dishes and numerous Italian festivals.
South Boston, or “Southie” as it is often referred to has historically been residence to a large Irish Catholic community. Today it is a highly desirable neighborhood because of its affordability and access to downtown. Southie is well known for its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in March which descends down Broadway and draws crowds from all over Boston and Greater Boston.