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Imagine Boston: thousands of young, bright, college students roaming the manicured streets, fanatical sports fans singing “Sweet Caroline,” charming trollies, and there you have it: one of America’s oldest cities. Home to such historical landmarks as Boston Common (the oldest public park in the United States), the Freedom Trail, and trusty old Paul Revere’s home, Boston is a historic city that’s easily walkable and holds over one hundred unique nabes to explore!

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  • East Cambridge

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    Whether it's the architecture of its buildings, the DNA studied in its various labs, or the subway friendly, foldable bikes parked in racks outside its coffee and book shops, East Cambridge is where function and form meet. Today, buildings that were once factories are now labs, condos, and commercial

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  • Cambridge Highlands, Boston

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    Cambridge Highlands is a nabe with two distinctive sides. Eastern parts of the neighborhood are heavily industrialized and commercial, while the residential core borders Belmont and the Fresh Pond Reservation. Homes are mostly modest one family residences with well-groomed front yards and mid-size garages. Some high rise apartment buildings

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  • Corey Hill

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    Corey Hill is one of those great little vertical neighborhoods so rare in Boston, you feel like you're in San Francisco. Wedged between Brighton andBrookline, Corey Hill is sandwiched between two lively main boulevards: Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue, that both boast a T Line, the B and C

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  • Sweet, Sweet Newbury Street: A Chocolate Tour in Back Bay

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    Boston sights, the Freedom Trail, historical nabe walks, and harbor tours come to mind. Yawn, right? Luckily, I’ve found a tour with a sweet edge for those of us that are curious and hungry: The Boston Chocolate Walking Tour Company.

    While the company offers several tour routes, I chose Back

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  • Back Bay

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    Back Bay is the world’s most luxurious landfill. In the late 19th century, Bostonians filled the “back bay” of the Charles River with earth, enabling its transition from a riverbed into one of Boston’s proudest neighborhoods. Accessible by Green and Orange T lines, the neighborhood’s Victorian brownstone homes and

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  • Central Hill

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    Central Hill is another of Somerville's many hill neighborhoods. It's a sweet and small nabe where dogs romp in picket-fenced front yards of single and multi-family homes. Davis Square and Porter Squareare the major commercial and transportation hubs for residents and visitors who enjoy the quiet residential feel of

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  • Porter Square

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    Porter Square is sandwiched by Harvard Square and Davis Square–giving this nabe a convenient location and plenty of amenities. Porter Square offers affordable housing, direct access to the Red Line T, convenient shopping at suburb-sized grocery stores, and ample dining options for residents and visitors.

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  • Medford

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    Medford is a classic outside-of-Boston town. Accents are fierce, and so too is the smack-talking that happens both on and off the town hockey rink. Many residents have called the streets of Medford home for generations, but the town also attracts new renters and buyers alike with its riverside,

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  • High Street Hill

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    High Street Hill is a pocket nabe within Brookline Village. Once known as Pill Hill because of the many medical professionals who called this place home, High Street Hill boasts beautiful Victorian homes, several parks and playgrounds, and lovely views of Leverett Pond. The long-lived High Street Hill Association

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  • AVON HILL

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    Avon Hill, a small nabe tucked away in Cambridge, is a little piece of pastoral bliss. The park that makes up the majority of the nabe is a real gem and offers everything from sports facilities to one of the best dog parks in Boston. Although it's not the

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  • Aggasiz-Harvard University

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    Harvard Aggasiz is located within Cambridge, northeast of Harvard Yard. Like a soap opera marriage, the neighborhood’s relationship with the University is complicated: the college relies on the nabe for space to build, the nabe relies on the college for money and beautification efforts. Harvard and Lesley Universities bring an …

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  • Lower Mills/Cedar Grove

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    Dorchester's Lower Mills/Cedar Grove is enjoying a renaissance as new houses, condos, and small businesses continually crop up. Rents and mortgages are affordable and residents like having all the amenities of the city–easy T access to downtown, and cool places nearby to shop and eat–while feeling like they're in

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  • Central Square

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    Centered around Bennington Street and Meridian Street in East Boston, Central Square is a small harbor side nabe. Which isn’t to say it’s not bustling—the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel that zips commuters to downtown Boston is located here and keeps the neighborhood moving. When it comes time to

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  • Winthrop

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    A peninsula to the northeast of Boston proper, Winthrop has miles of coastline that face the ocean, Logan Airport, and East Boston. All of these are accessible through a local bus line and marinas, making this closely-knit, residential nabe a convenient locale for commuters and fishermen alike. The overhead airplane …

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  • Aspinwall Hill

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    Though it is bound by Brookline's busy Washington and Beacon Streets, Aspinwall Hill is a quiet hilltop nabe with a mix of modest homes literally built into the hill, and large estates built atop the hill. The design of the curvy, slowly ascending roads is attributed to 1800s landscape

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  • Arlington Heights

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    A great place to learn how to toss the ol' pig skin or ride a bike, quiet Arlington Heights has a more suburban feel than its nabes next door, Arlington and Arlington Center. Community happenings usually take place at one of many public ice rinks or soccer fields where

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  • DAVIS SQUARE

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    Davis Square is a busy neighborhood located in the town of Somerville, just minutes away from Tufts University. Restaurants and bars clustered around the square have made this nabe a favorite hangout for local students. That said, Davis Square still retains the low-key, suburban feel of outer Boston. The

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  • Chinatown

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    Chinatown is one of Boston’s oldest and most dynamic nabes. Its history, food, traditions, and people make up a rich and ever-changing culture. Located next to Tufts Medical Center and Downtown Crossing, Chinatown is in the thick of downtown action. During the day, eclectic market produce and wares overflow onto …

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  • Boston Travel Guide – 10 AMAZING things to do in Boston

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    hello from Boston so I'm here for a quick like 48 hours so let's explore the city and I'm going to kick things off right here at Boston Common this is a massive park like Central Park

    so I suggest you take a nice gorgeous profit some exercise thoughts and …

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  • Downtown Crossing

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    The hub of the hub, Downtown Crossing is where all those people in suits hurry off to every morning, and likewise, it's where they hurry out of every afternoon. On a weekday, between the hours of 8 and 5, it's populated by daytime cubicle dwellers and their bosses. You'll

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  • Fisher Hill

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    In Fisher Hill, you'll be hard-pressed to find a home without one of the following: a turret, a drawing room, a commissioned lawn sculpture. Built atop a hill bordering the Brookline Reservoir, Fisher Hill's streets wind through a beautiful, wooded landscape. At the very apex of the hill is Newbury …

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  • Fenway

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    Fenway's most famous for its historic and charming baseball stadium, but it's also home to various colleges, medical centers, and art museums, making it one of Metro Boston's most-visited nabes. People live here too, you know! Lots of college students, artists, and medical residents settle in this nabe. Big

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  • Fort Point

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    Located on Boston’s waterfront, Fort Point's once-empty industrial buildings are now enjoying their new lives as condos, lofts, galleries, and office space. Fort Point is emerging from that pock-marked and greasy phase of adolescence into a vibrant, dynamic, and well-proportioned adulthood. Reachable by bike, foot, car, or public transportation,

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  • Arlington

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    Made up of Arlington Heights, East Arlington, andArlington Center, Arlington is a quiet little nabe just 6 miles northwest of Boston. Arlington is a residential nabe boasting a tight knit, fairly homogenous community, tidy sidewalk lined streets and predominantly single family homes. Settled in 1635,

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  • South End

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    The South End got its name because it's located south of the Back Bay. The area is a mix of residential and commercial zoning that is dense, with a different look and feel on nearly every street. This nabe boasts more public playgrounds per square foot than any other …

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  • Columbia Point

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    Columbia Point, part of Dorchester, is often referred to as Bayside or Savin Hill. Columbia point offers great public amenities like views of Boston Harbor, easy downtown transit options, and access to JFK Library and UMASS Boston. A steady migration of South Endresidents over the last decade has lead

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  • Egleston Square

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    Egleston Square is a vibrant and dynamic nabe with rather undefined borders between Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. The nabe has changed dramatically over the past 15 years, and thanks to federal, state, and nonprofit grants, it is steadily improving. Housing varies from single and multi family homes to affordable

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  • Jamaica Hills

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    Jamaica Hills is part of Boston’s Jamaica Plain nabe. Bounded by the Arnold Arboretum, sections of The Emerald Necklace, and Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Hills is true green space haven. In addition to its parks, residents also enjoy close proximity to the richly diverse restaurants and shops in Jamaica Plain’s urban …

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  • Cambridgeport

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    Cambridgeport is a nabe bound by the serene Charles River to the south and west, and the bustling Mass Ave and Central Square to its east and north. Many MIT classroom and lab buildings are in this nabe, though you won't find too many raucous frat houses on the

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  • Malden

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    Malden is a town north of Boston with its own active downtown (complete with convenient large grocery stores) as well as dozens of outdoor parks and green space. Residents here love their nabe for its suburban nature and its easy commute into the city: Malden has two stops on

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