1. History - South Boston (aka, Southie)
This waterfront neighborhood was once a predominantly working class community that has become increasingly gentrified with young professionals moving there in search of more reasonable housing prices. The streets are lined with row houses and condos, and there’s a long stretch of beach within walking distance.
2. Culture - Jamaica Plain (aka, JP)
Jamaica Plain is a hip, artsy neighborhood with a mix of beautiful old Victorians, triple-deckers and single family homes. Jamaica Plain has plenty of green space and a pond where locals can jog, walk their dogs and just hang out and enjoy the day.
3. Urban Life - Davis Square
Davis Square is located between Cambridge and Somerville. It is densely populated with an urban feel and plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from.
4. Charm - Brookline
Brookline’s Coolidge Corner green line stop is convenient to downtown while still maintaining its own neighborhood vibe. Coolidge Corner is a great place to browse bookstores and enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food.
5. Diversity - Dorchester
Boston’s largest neighborhood, Dorchester is known for its neighborhood pride. It has a diverse population, with a mix of long-time immigrant families and newer immigrant residents from places like Ireland and Vietnam.
6. Peace & Quiet - Brighton
Brighton is a little farther removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown, and it offers lovely, quiet streets with beautiful condos and multi-family homes.
7. College Vibe - Allston
Home of Boston University, Allston is full of college students and young professionals who live in the historic, multi-family homes, apartments and condos and participate in a bustling night life at neighborhood bars and restaurants.
8. Iconic Boston - Fenway/Kenmore
Fenway/Kenmore is the neighborhood of Fenway Park. It’s also home to The Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. Many students live in the neighborhood and there are plenty of bars and clubs along Lansdowne Street.