"Had a friend on Granville - so know this street, too"
The little pocket of "Way's" here is a cute neighborhood - tucked away from the main roads so there isn't much traffic; things are quiet, parks are nearby, and its safe. I will say the roads can get pretty dirty, especially outside of this pocket, but Allston itself stays clean. Parking is a PAIN if you don't have a garage, since EVERYONE uses the side streets to park. And there really isnt anything to do but take the "L" downtown, so I would not recommend this for singles, college kids, etc.