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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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  • Downtown

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    Downtown Boston includes several smaller nabes:Downtown Crossing, the Theatre District, Government Center, and Chinatown. The historical center of the city, Downtown Boston is known for its Freedom Trail and centuries-old cemeteries and buildings now sitting amongst skyscrapers and Starbucks. This is where you'll find most of Boston's major financial

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  • Charlestown

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    Across the Charles River from the North End of Boston sits Charlestown, a nabe whose rich history is reflected in beautiful historic homes and public monuments. Beantown’s most famously mis-named landmark, the Bunker Hill Monument, sits atop Charlestown’s Breed’s Hill. The population of Charlestown is experiencing a shift as

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  • Everett

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    Sandwiched between Malden and Chelsea, Everett is an affordable and culturally dynamic nabe just north of Boston. Real estate here ranges from single and multi-family homes to apartment buildings. Homes here may be close together, but they promote a tight-knit neighborhood setting that residents celebrate. Everett is served by

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  • Cleveland Circle

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    If you find yourself in Cleveland Circle, technically a part of Brighton, you'll notice clean, good looking students scarfing cheap bar food and gulping bad tap beer. Could this possibly be a college nabe? It could indeed. The streets of Cleveland Circle host Boston College students living alongside single

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  • Washington Square

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    Washington Square is the best of Boston's two worlds: this nabe has the great restaurants and hip watering holes of downtown and the clean, quiet streets of residential Brookline. A mix of old Victorians and tidy brownstones line the leafy streets and many restaurants offer outdoor seating during the

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  • Forest Hills

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    This wooded, hilly nabe within Jamaica Plain is most known for its namesake park and cemetery. Though a few businesses operate along Hyde Park Avenue, Forest Hills is mostly residential: a mix of well-kept single family homes, triple deckers, and converted condominiums. Easy public transit (Orange Line T and

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  • Jamaica Plain

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    Called “JP” by locals, Jamaica Plain is described by its residents as “neighborhoodie.” This nabe is a tight-knit, largely residential community with good shopping, dining, and outdoor parks–especially Arnold Arboretum. On weekend afternoons, there are often block parties and other colorful community events. Jamaica Plain has great access to

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  • Union Square

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    While Union Square isn't served by the T, it offers residents and visitors great eats and unique shopping opportunities. A strong sense of community is evident in Union Square and its surrounding hills' quirky festivals and weekly farmers markets. Union Square is served by MBTA bus lines.

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  • Emerson Garden

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    Named for and characterized by a lovely park at its center, the neighborhood of Emerson Garden is a sweet respite from the rest of heavily traffickedBrookline Village. A mix of 2-3 family homes, mansions, and colonials surround the park where dog owners, ball tossers, and stroller pushers congregate daily.Technically

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  • Dorchester

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    Dorchester is a charming hodge-podge of a nabe that is hard to understand in one glance. Its northern section, bordering on South Boston, has a largely urban, commercial feel, while the southern region retains a more residential atmosphere. In-between, one can find almost anything else: from a wide array

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  • Hyde Park

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    As Boston's southernmost nabe, Hyde Park offers the amenities of city life and the space and pace of suburbia. Here you will find evidence of Boston's industrial past, row houses, some lovingly preserved Victorian homes, and an increasing amount of modern development. Hyde Parkers enjoy plenty of green space

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  • Harvard Square

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    One of the most well-known areas of Boston, Harvard Square surrounds the university and square that give the area its name. Harvard Square has become a major intellectual, cultural, and nightlife center. While the area is home to many restaurants, bars, and shops, it also maintains a serene and

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  • West Cambridge

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    Described by one local as having “everything you need to live well,” West Cambridge is as well stocked as Mary Poppins' carpet bag. You've got your quiet neighborhoods off of Mt. Auburn Street, your close proximity to the urban hubub of Harvard Square, your bike paths along the Charles,

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  • Buttonwood Village

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    Buttonwood Village, nestled between Jamaica Plainand Chestnut Hill, is one of Brookline's most affordable nabes. There are some multi-family and condo options, though residents live mainly in mid 20th century single family homes with back yards, basketball hoops, and gardens. This nabe enjoys close proximity to many parks and

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  • North End

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    The North End is one of Boston's most iconic nabes. One of the focal points along Boston's Freedom Trail, The North End is home to many famous, historical landmarks like the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House. The North End was the tragic site of the “Boston Molasses

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  • Allston/Brighton

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    Allston/Brighton, a set of two interlocking nabes that are traditionally considered one because of their fuzzy geographical boundaries, has a lot more to offer than cheap food and watery beer. Although Allston does have that gritty, PBR soaked reputation, there is a thriving arts scene and Brighton has some

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  • City Point

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    City Point is a nabe where “Southie” charm (read: dive bars, raucous St. Patties Day celebrations, and coffee shops without pretense) mixes with North Shore lifestyles (read: ocean view parks, beaches, and a yacht club.) Condo complexes and two and three family houses are the norm in this nabe.

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  • Belmont

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    Belmont is the neighborhood every 1990s sitcom used as a backdrop for the beginning credits to establish the nice, cozy, 3 car garage context for its toothy, big-haired characters. A clean suburban neighborhood, Belmont has a great farmers market, an old-fashioned movie theater, a growing restaurant scene, and is

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  • East Arlington

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    East Arlington and its main commercial hub, Capitol Square, is a dynamic nabe with eclectic, locally owned shops, great eats, and its very own historic Main Street Cinema. Residents and local businesses are active in organizing community events, such as 3rd Thursday Art Walks, and family-centric story hours. Homes

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  • Beacon Hill

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    Residents of Beacon Hill enjoy walks to work along narrow streets lined with gas lights and brick row-houses from the Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian periods. They sip Cape-Codders on rooftop decks with views of the State House’s copper dome just a stone’s throw away and they run into

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  • Brookline

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    The town of Brookline lies just outside Boston, but is slightly more suburban and quiet. The area boasts large Victorian houses, but also offers many great restaurants, shops, clubs, and bars, despite its more suburban feel. Coolidge Corner is Brookline’s trendiest spot, and the best place for students. The

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  • Neponset

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    Neponset is a nabe in the southeast corner ofDorchester and the most heavily populated neighborhood in Boston. A recent influx of young professionals and creative types have given Neponset a fun and modern vibe. With a thriving commercial and cultural center and a plethora of funky restaurants, Neponset is

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  • Riverside

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    Riverside is a residential nabe bordered by Harvard Square, Central Square and the Charles River. Boasting beautiful views of the river, abundant housing options, and some of the oldest settled parts of Cambridge, this nabe is a favorite among students and faculty at nearby universities. The city of Cambridge

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  • Central Village

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    Central Village in Brookline is a pretty little nabe located just a short walk from the commercial hub ofBrookline Village. Residents keep tidy gardens next to their front doors and enjoy the recreational activities offered in several nearby parks and playgrounds. Housing options here range from single to multi-family

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  • Belmont Hill

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    Belmont Hill is Belmont, just fancier, more spacious, and higher in altitude. Among its big named one time residents are: Mitt Romney, Yo Yo Ma, and the late Nobel laureate Henry Kissinger. Several acres of Audubon conservation land in Belmont Hill attracts migratory birds and provides excellent walking and

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  • Brookline Village

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    A quaint, four-block stretch of Harvard Avenue, Brookline Village is where you'll find locally owned shops and eateries serving the nabe's home owners and renters. Don't expect big chain stores or bustling sidewalks; Brookline Village is low key and homey. The nabe is conveniently located close to several area

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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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  • 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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