6.4 out of 10

Fenway / Kenmore

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Boston
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  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

3/5
Feb 12, 2010

"Sister neighborhoods"

While Fenway claims Fenway Park, it is actually located in nearby Kenmore.
Kenmore may be a sister neighborhood but is distinctly different. Almost every single apartment building or house is now owned by Boston University so the area is packed with students. Kenmore Square is the center of everything with all the shops and restaurants clustered together. Also notable is the famous Citgo sign that looms over the square. It’s always seen during telecasts of Red Sox games, and while an historical landmark dating back to 1940, it is also very controversial since there hasn’t been a gas station underneath it for years.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Feb 11, 2010

"Home of the Green Monster!"

The neighborhood of Fenway/Kenmore is home to the Green Monster or Fenway Park’s famous or infamous green wall as well as the Boston Red Sox. Aside from the park, this neighborhood hosts many cultural facilities like the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall.

The residential areas of Fenway/Kenmore offer significant green spaces such as Back Bay Fens which was designed by the famous Frederick Law Olmstead. There are a lot of young people in the neighborhood due in part because of the area’s academic presence. In the area you will find the Boston Latin School also known as the first American public school, as well as many other higher learning institutions. Along Landsdowne Street, there are a number of lively bars and nightclubs that draw in the college student crowd. A few shops and boutiques can be found in this area as well.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Fenway / Kenmore

1

Jersey St

4.5/5
"short street between two awesome attractions"
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2

Longwood Ave

4.5/5
"On top without a doubt"
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3

Park Dr

3.5/5
"Really pretty old boston street"
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"Nice eating joints"
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"A Convienient residential area for singles and couples"
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Unranked Streets in Fenway / Kenmore

"Not the best"
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"New England Conservatory and residential area"
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Hemenway St

3.5/5
"A Nice Street Tucked Away"
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I-- 90

2.5/5
"Typical Bypass Road"
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"The Green Monster lives here."
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