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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prudential

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    Prudential is widely known as a shopaholic's paradise. The Prudential Cente is home to a giant mall with everything from a male bathing suit store to an award-winning chowder house. But there's more to the nabe than the mall. A stone's throw away from Symphony Hall and other top notch …

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  • Wellesley

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    Wellesly Hills, has all the charm, and high repute of Wellesley proper, but it also boasts such conveniences as its own commuter rail station, a big organic grocery store, and an historical library with comfy window seats. Wellesley Hills' numerous parks, reservoirs and country clubs are populated by designer-donning

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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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  • Financial District

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    Boston's Financial District's exact boundaries are rather nebulous, but it's fair to say this nabe sits between ChinatownGovernment Center, and Downtown Crossing. Any given Tuesday in the Financial District, you're likely to see the following: lawyers hurrying accross the street, bankers eating at a lunch truck, mutual …

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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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  • Strawberry Hill

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    Strawberry Hill is a nabe as sweet as its name suggests.This quaint nabe boasts access to parks, hilltop playgrounds, and walking trails with views of Fresh Pond. Residents live in single and multi-family homes as well as refurbished loft and condo complexes. Sandwiched between Belmont and Cambridge, Strawberry Hill

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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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  • Brighton

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    Wedged between Allston and Newton, Brighton is a lively little nabe that many of Boston's brightest call home. Not quite the student mecca that Allston is, or the hilly, suburban locale of Newton, Brighton seems to take the best of both worlds: residential and busy at the same time. The …

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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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  • Inman Square

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    Inman Square is city dwelling at its best. You'll find quiet residential streets just steps away from a hip, happening main street where local businesses thrive. Green space and green grocers keep locals healthy and happy, and neighborhood pride is strong and on display at local coffee shops (no Starbucks …

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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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  • Larchwood

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    A tiny nabe wedged between West Cambridge and Porter Square, Larchwood is often hailed as one of Cambridge's prettiest neighborhoods. Originally the estate of wealthy Salem merchant William Gray, the land was redesigned in 1915 by well-known landscape architect Henry Hubbard as a residential subdivision. Larchwood boasts green lawns, tree …

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