Neighborhood Guides

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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 […]

Life & Style

Five Shops to Boutique-Hop in Downtown Needham

1. Covet + Lou Owner Tina Burgos has a reputation for knowing exactly what will be cool tomorrow. At her Needham boutique, the well-curated racks […]

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So You Want to Live in Assembly Square

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a shopping mall, then you’re in luck. While it might be a bit of a leap to call […]

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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 Roxbury

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

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So You Want to Live in Cambridgeport

When you think about quintessential Cambridge, a neighborhood like Cambridgeport instantly comes to mind. A cozy nook tucked below River Street and Mass. Ave., it’s […]

Distraction Brewing Company signed a lease at 2 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale
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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 cover less than one square mile, but the neighborhood of Mission Hill certainly packs a punch. What it lacks in area, Mission Hill makes […]

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So You Want to Live in the West End

Tell someone you live in the West End of Boston, and you might get a confused reaction. After all, some people don’t even know where […]

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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 […]

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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 the […]

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So You Want to Live in East Cambridge

It may be a small pocket of the city across the Charles, but East Cambridge is a thriving village in its own right. But back […]

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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

To think of Dorchester as just one neighborhood is pretty laughable. With some 126,000 residents spread across six square miles, it rivals the size and population of […]

Davis Square
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So You Want to Live in Davis Square

Forget “Slummerville.” That old trope is tired, and as anyone who has taken a glance at real estate prices in Somerville these days knows, it’s […]