9.3 out of 10

Marlborough St, Back Bay / Beacon Hill

Ranked 1st best street in Back Bay / Beacon Hill
42.3516534845927 -71.0831672673146
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5

"Stop and smell the flowers!"

My first introduction to Marlborough Street was, I'm ashamed to admit, as a cut-through for when there was really bad traffic on Mass Ave coming over from Cambridge. I was initially annoyed by all the crosswalks and red lights, but at one point looked up from my dashboard frustration and actually appreciated the quaint beauty of the street. I vowed to come back and walk it, and I did-much to my delight. It's now one of my favorite walking places in Boston. It boasts the same charming colonial brick as many other streets in the Back Bay/Beacon Hill area, but it gives the weary city-dweller a much-needed dose of green and quiet (apart, of course, from the occasional annoyed driver).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A Lovely Street to Walk Along"

One of the loveliest streets in Boston is Marlborough Street. It runs in-between and parallel to both the famed Newbury Street and Beacon Street. It is just a few blocks from Charles River, a great place to walk, bike and jog. It runs into the Public Garden where the swan boats sail smoothly on the water. Right across the street is the oldest park in America, the Boston Common. The red brick brownstones on Marlborough are very well-maintained and tend to be geared more toward being family homes rather than apartments. It is considered to be one of the most scenic streets in Boston.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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