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Boston Neighborhoods


Each distinct in character, history, and residents, the neighborhoods around greater Boston provide the cultural backbone of the city.
  1. Back Bay
  2. Beacon Hill
  3. Downtown
  4. Fenway/Kenmore
  1. North End
  2. Somerville
  3. Allston/Brighton

Back Bay

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.

Beacon Hill

One of Boston's most desirable - and expensive - neighborhood, Beacon Hill boasts brick and cobblestone sidewalks. It's also home to the Massachusetts State House.


Historic sites, tourist attractions, and famous shopping and dining highlight this area, among the busiest areas of the city no matter what time of year.


Hotel Buckminster

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.

North End

The North End, Boston’s oldest residential area, still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population.



Adjacent to Cambridge, Somerville is the happening neighbor to the north of Boston. Accessible by the Red and Orange lines, it soon will be served by the Green Line and an expanded bike path. Come here for great food and nightlife, as well as quirky local color.


Often referred to as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, both sections have distinct characteristics. This area is Ground Zero for students and young professionals.

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