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Standout Venues in Boston

A cosmopolitan party is within reach at the city’s freshest venues.

Best. Summer. Ever.

27 ways to fall in love with New England all over again.

The Watermark Is a Mark of Distinction

It's the Seaport’s latest ultra-luxe lair.

Tower of Power

One Dalton Street is poised to be New England’s tallest residence.

Northshore Mall vs. South Shore Plaza

How do these froyo-slinging, Muzak-blaring teen magnets stack up?

North Shore vs. South Shore Real Estate

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the smell of salt air and money.

Phillips Academy vs. Milton Academy

We compare tuitions, mottos, cafeteria food, and more.

What the Doctor Ordered

The Longwood Medical set gets its very own tower.

Glamour and Grace in the Back Bay

A classic brownstone gets a retro-futuristic makeover.

Best Places to Live 2016

Home values are skyrocketing. Here's what it means for Boston—and for you.