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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kingsbridge Heights

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    Located just south of Van Cortlandt Park, KingsbridgeHeights sits at the Bronx's northern edge. Green all around, the area is dotted with three parks, and is in close proximity to the Jerome Park Reservoir. Nature may abound in this nabe, but Manhattan's still only 40 minutes away on the …

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  • Upper East Side

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    The Upper East Side is a nabe known for its vast, classic New York apartments with crisply dressed doormen and marble foyers, and easy access to Central park. Luxury shopping abounds closer to 59th street, and Museum Mile near Central Park is home to some of the country's most …

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  • Midtown

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    While “Midtown” is a blanket term for everything that isn't downtown or uptown in Manhattan, this nabe's boundaries are generally understood to be from the streets numbered in the low thirties to Central Park South. Midtown is Manhattan's central business district, and as a result the majority of skyscrapers …

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  • Hamilton Heights

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    Hamilton Heights was first developed in the late 19th century when the subway was extended north. Since then, it has served as an escape for Manhattanites looking to escape some of the stresses of the city. The buildings are a mix of brownstones, rowhouses, and modern apartments. The streets …

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  • Hudson Square

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    Bounded by the Hudson River, Soho, Tribeca and theWest Village, Hudson Square takes on a medley of characteristics from its surrounding nabes. It sharesSoho’s trendy vibe and low-rise architecture, but also totes an elegant splendor that Tribeca totes. Hot spots for visitors here include the NYC Fire Museum and …

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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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  • Hudson Heights

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    Hudson Heights is a pleasant Washington Heightspocket nabe nestled alongside the Hudson River (thus the name) in upper Manhattan. Bragging rights go to Hudson Heights for having the highest elevation in NY. Streets here are tree lined and filled with apartment high rises and a nice selection of locally …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kingsbridge

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    Close to both Riverdale and Van Cortlandt Park, Kingsbridge should not be confused with the similarly-named Kingsbridge Heights, which lies just on the other side of the Major Deegan Expressway. Though lacking somewhat in the commercial sphere, Kingsbridge maintains its status as an attractive nabe for renters and homeowners …

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  • South Slope

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    Little bro to Park Slope next door, South Slope (aka South Park Slope) is quickly evolving into a hot nabe of its own. With more readily available real estate and commercial space than Park Slope, South Slope is welcoming an ever-increasing influx of residences and businesses, swiftly garnering a …

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  • Jackson Heights, Queens

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    A lively nabe in Queens, Jackson Heights is known for jubilant parades and festivals it throws. Part packed commercial corridor, part residential stretches of apartments, Jackson Heights also boast nearby Travers Park–a great spot for outdoor recreation options and weekly green markets. Jackson Heights offers easy access into Manhattan …

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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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  • 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 …

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  • Stuyvesant Heights , Brooklyn

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    Stuyvesant Heights is one of the four neighborhoods which comprise the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. A designated historic district, Stuyvesant Heights is an attractive neighborhood home to impressive older apartment buildings and large brownstones. This nabe is also served by both the A, C, J, M, and Z trains, …

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  • Country Club, The Bronx

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    Prized for its proximity to the waterfront, Country Club is as quiet as neighborhoods get in The Bronx. Country Club, for better or for worse, lacks a large commercial area to call its own. As a result, residents often take the short drive to Bay Plaza in Baychester, which …

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