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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Columbus Park/Andrew Square

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    Known largely as a commercial and industrial nabe, it seems that Columbus Park/Andrew Square is slowly making the move to become known as a more residential part of town. Thanks to the opening of a top of the line nautical-themed “green” playground, some casual restaurants, and a few hip

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chelsea

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    Chelsea is a tiny neighborhood located just across the Mystic River. Still an active port town, fishing and merchant industries have shaped Chelsea's economy for hundreds of years. Condo and loft conversions are cropping up in Chelsea and attracting buyers and renters charmed by affordability and a little bit

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prospect Hill

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    The Prospect Hill monument and park overlook Somerville's Union Square. The nabe's height once made it a crucial lookout point during the revolutionary war. Today, the hill provides the perfect perch for those celebrating that same war's ending with sparklers, hot dogs, and fireworks. This nabe is at an

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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