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So You Want to Live in Back Bay

It’s hard to imagine that one of Boston’s most iconic neighborhoods used to be a swamp. But before 1820, Back Bay was basically an expansive […]

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So You Want to Live in Roxbury

Ask any longtime resident, and they’ll tell you the one word embodies Roxbury: Community. In the 1600s, “Rocksberry”—named for its rocky soil—was highly attractive to colonists […]

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So You Want to Live in Brighton

Allston has always been known as a hipster’s paradise. But its sibling neighborhood Brighton isn’t as easy to label—even if it’s often viewed by outsiders […]

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So You Want to Live in Roslindale

Chances are that if you live in Roslindale, you love Roslindale. Possessing a combination of cultural diversity and pastoral beauty (the place was named for the […]

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So You Want to Live in Mission Hill

It may only cover less than one square mile, but the neighborhood of Mission Hill certainly packs a punch. What it lacks in area, Mission Hill […]

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So You Want to Live in East Boston

East Boston is the light at the end of the tunnel. The Callahan Tunnel, to be more specific. Encompassing so much more than Logan International Airport, […]

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So You Want to Live in Chinatown

At the entrance to Boston’s Chinatown, you’ll find the Chinatown Gate framing a view of its colorful streets. The landmark, which is situated at intersection […]

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So You Want to Live in the Fenway

It used to be that if you were spending time in the Fenway, you were either doing your best to avoid touristy Red Sox traffic, […]

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So You Want to Live in Dorchester

Dorchester is a cultural and architectural melting pot, with rich history and excellent restaurants sprinkled in. At six square miles, Dorchester is also Boston’s largest neighborhood. It’s […]

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So You Want to Live in Charlestown

Like many of Boston’s neighborhoods, Charlestown is steeped in history—Revolutionary War history, to be more specific. It’s served as a meeting place for historical figures […]

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So You Want to Live in West Roxbury

West Roxbury checks all the boxes of a Boston suburb: streets lined with post-war ranch houses, an upscale grocery store, and even an Italian steakhouse. But somehow, it’s […]

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So You Want to Live in Beacon Hill

One of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods also happens to be one of its most expensive. Welcome to Beacon Hill. As the home of plenty of past […]

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So You Want to Live in South Boston

South Boston is not the rough-and-tumble town that movies like The Departed have lead you to believe. Once dominated by a working-class Irish Catholic population, South Boston has […]

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So You Want to Live in Allston

Allston is one of the most student-dominated zip codes in the city, and it shows. Scores of young folks can be seen (and heard) stumbling home […]

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So You Want to Live in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain established itself as one of America’s first streetcar suburbs in the early 19th century. But today, instead of streets filled with trollies ferrying Bostonians […]