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So You Want to Live in Winter Hill

There’s so much more to Winter Hill than Whitey. Still, this largely residential Somerville neighborhood will always be linked to Whitey Bulger and the Winter […]

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So You Want to Live in the South End

It’s a familiar story around here: A Boston neighborhood was built atop a tidal marsh. The South End is no different. Since it was first developed […]

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So You Want to Live in Hyde Park

It’s with good reason that Hyde Park’s motto is “A Small Town in the City.” The southernmost neighborhood of Boston can feel worlds away from downtown, […]

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So You Want to Live in Bay Village

At only 25 acres, Bay Village is Boston’s smallest official neighborhood. But what it doesn’t have in size, Bay Village makes up for in history […]

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So You Want to Live in Newton Centre

It may be outside Boston, but Newton is a thriving city in its own right. With nearly 90,000 residents, it boasts 13 villages, with Newton […]

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So You Want to Live in the North End

Boston’s own Little Italy, the North End, is a study in contrasts. It’s a neighborhood with European roots where parades and pastries seem to flow […]

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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 […]

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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 […]