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Neighborhoods

Each distinct in its character, history, and residents, Boston neighborhoods provide the cultural backbone of the city. From deep Italian roots in the North End to the bustling collegiate life of Allston, there's a spot for everyone looking to discover, or re-discover, the city of Boston.

A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
Take a walk around Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood

A Walking Tour in and Around Davis Square
Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts

A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's South End
A Walking Tour of Boston's South End

A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's Seaport District
Boston Seaport District walking tour

A Walking Tour of Boston's North End

Fort Point Music Series
The Fort Point Music Series presents four week weeks of music in front of the Boston Children's Museum.

Holiday Lights in Boston's Back Bay
See images of holiday lights in Boston's Back Bay.

Boston Beaches You Can Reach by T
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.

Boston's Chinatown Neighborhood
Boston’s Chinatown is the largest such cultural neighborhood in New England. Architecture, Asian food, and unique shopping abound in this densely-populated neighborhood, nestled between Downtown Crossing and the South End.

Harvard Square Walking Tour
While many bemoan the recent commercialization of Harvard Square , this Cambridge neighborhood remains a bastion of higher learning, bookstores, and ideas, all of which boast a certain kind of independence not found elsewhere.

Boston Neighborhoods
Each distinct in its character, history, and residents, Boston neighborhoods provide the cultural backbone of the city.

Boston's Brighton Neighborhood
Often looped in with its neighbor, and referred to as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, Brighton has a few distinct characteristics that prompt its residents to ignore the hyphen. Like Allston, it is Ground Zero for students and young professionals.

Boston's Back Bay Neighborhood
Swarming with unique shops, gourmet restaurants, and classic architecture, Boston’s Back Bay is the place to be – and to be seen - for the city’s visitors and residents. This neighborhood, which includes the trendy Newbury St., Copley Square, the Public Library, and the Prudential Center, is Boston’s most affluent, evident in the boutiques,...

Kenmore Square Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of Boston's Kenmore Square. One of the city’s most popular destinations, the Kenmore Square area of the Fenway features a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for sports, club, and college crowds.

Boston's North End Neighborhood
The North End, Boston’s oldest residential area, still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population. Since the completion of the Big Dig, and the demolition of the old elevated Southeast Expressway, the neighborhood has found itself reconnected to the rest of the city, and there is arguably no more vibrant area of Boston on a summer evening, when the narrow city streets come alive with an enticing blend of culture and cuisine.

Coolidge Corner Tour
Take a walking tour of Coolidge Corner, at the crossroads of Beacon St. and Harvard Ave. The cultural hub of Brookline, a village just west of Boston, this neighborhood features some of the Boston area's best indepedent theaters, bookstores, and restaurants.

Boston - A City of Neighborhoods
Find complete information and profiles on Boston's 21 distinct neighborhoods from the official web site of the city.

A Walking Tour In and Around Boston’s Copley Square
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.

A Walking Tour In and Around Boston’s Copley Square

Boston Redevelopment Authority
Discover what planning initiatives and development projects are in store for Boston neighborhoods.

The Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods
A resident-based civic organization dedicated to promoting public process in planning, zoning, transportation, and other neighborhood concerns,

Boston's Allston neighborhood
Teeming with college students and young professionals, Allston is Boston’s most affordable option for housing in a real estate market that remains as competitive as any in the country. At the turn of the 20th century, Allston was home to railroad and stockyard facilities. Today, the neighborhood features a vibrant nightlife, with numerous dining and music options.

Boston - A City of Neighborhoods
Find complete information and profiles on Boston's 21 distinct neighborhoods from the official web site of the city.

Boston Redevelopment Authority
Discover what planning initiatives and development projects are in store for Boston neighborhoods.

The Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods
A resident-based civic organization dedicated to promoting public process in planning, zoning, transportation, and other neighborhood concerns,

A Walking Tour In and Around Kendall Square
Kendall Square is one of Cambridge's fastest growing neighborhoods.

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