Interview With a Southie Native

Secret’s Out: Interview With a Southie Native

By Nabewise

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 …

Government Center

Government Center

By Nabewise

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 …

Allston/Brighton

Allston/Brighton

By Nabewise

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 charming …

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Lessons From Your Neighborhood Dive Bar

By Nabewise
Objectively speaking, there’s not much to love about dive bars—most are dingy, dark and have a lousy drink selection. But you can’t help but fall for them, not just for the dollar drafts and the free popcorn, but because it’s your neighborhood bar, your place to kick your feet up
Washington Square

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 …

Strawberry Hill

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 …

Malden

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 …

Fort Point

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 …

Arlington Heights

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 …