Neighborhood Guides

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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 […]

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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 Quincy

Quincy can’t be put in a box. The city of nearly 95,000 residents has a fascinating backstory, showing how a town that thrived as a shopping […]

Life & Style

Six Spots to Shop, Snack, and Spin in Downtown Roslindale

1. Fornax Bread Company Chances are if you’ve enjoyed a particularly delicious baguette or slice of multigrain at a Boston restaurant, Fornax baked it. But […]

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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 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 […]

Chestnut Hill Reservoir
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So You Want to Live in Chestnut Hill

Rolling lawns, historic mansions, mommies in high-end SUVs zooming from Soul Cycle to Comella’s for take-out. It can only mean one thing: Welcome to Chestnut […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Revere Beach
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So You Want to Live in Revere

Save your punchlines about Revere. While the town of 54,000 is just about five miles north of Boston, it’s often viewed as a world away […]