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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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  • 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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  • Ten Hills

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    Located on the south bank of the Mystic River and separated from other Somerville nabes by Interstate 93 and Rt 28, Ten Hills is a tiny nabe predominated by–despite what its name suggests–one single hill. Named after John Winthrop's Ten Hills Farm, this nabe has ample access to recreational activities, …

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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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  • Government Center

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    Government Center is a bustling weekday nabe located smack in between Beacon Hill and the North End. While it's not the most aesthetically pleasing area of town–rather sad, institutional concrete buildings make up City Hall Plaza–it's the home of Boston City Hall, two Suffolk County courthouses, several state and federal …

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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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  • Waban

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    Waban, another of Newton's several villages, is home to a mix of large single family mansions and more modestly sized homes in a manicured, suburban setting. An authentic old fashioned market hardware store add dimension the nabe, and the Waban Improvement Society organizes community events and projects to rouse pride …

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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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  • South Boston

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    Formerly known as Dorchester Neck, South Boston marks the historic site where George Washington evacuated the British in 1776. These days it is better known as the location of Ben Affleck's more mature works. “Southie” as locals say, exudes a cinematic quality: sweeping views across Pleasure Bay, ample park space, …

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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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  • Secret’s Out: Interview With a Southie Native

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    A lifelong City Point resident and owner of Clair Anne’s Flower Shop, Clair tells us about the highlights of City Point.

    How much has the neighborhood changed in the past few decades?

    It’s unbelievable. When I was your age and I worked at Gillette, they didn’t like South Boston. They …

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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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  • Newton Centre

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    Newton Centre is the largest downtown area among all the villages of Newton, and serves as an upscale commercial destination for western Boston suburbs. Within Newton Centre, you'll find beautiful parks and playgrounds and large, single family homes belonging to folks that work Downtown. Some area college students live

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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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  • Marblehead, Massachusetts: A Picturesque and Historic Treasure Close to Boston

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    The sea which had once been their livelihood is now their playground.

    Marblehead, a Massachusetts town 18 miles north of Boston, has been shaped by its relationship with the Atlantic Ocean from its founding in the seventeenth century up to this very day. The town is a peninsula jutting out

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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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  • Cobble Hill

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    Wedged between Cambridge and East Somerville, Cobble Hill is an itty bitty nabe forging the border between Harvard's nerds and Somerville's hipsters. It's a low key nabe with some industrial smatterings and apartment buildings housing hordes of struggling undergrads. Cobble Hill boasts a park and a fairly well known …

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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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