Best neighborhoods in Boston

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Jamaica Plain
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Boston

"A place for every racial, social and economic class"

- jroche
As a native, I couldn't say I would like to live anywhere else. The community (made of well-cultured, Ivy-educated adults, people of various sexual orientations, people from all over the world, hipst...
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Back Bay / Beacon Hill
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Boston

"Step back in time to the 1800s"

- MarkA
Wide streets...brownstones...brick sidewalks...charming street! Quiet and tree-lined. Quiet, and yet it's only about a block from Boston Common and tons of shopping on Charles Street.
42.3541337332474 -71.074047403349

East Boston

East Boston
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Boston

"Improves with every block explored"

- BrettKennard
East Boston has some excellent views overlooking the harbor and the City of Boston. Several parks are surrounding East Boston including one of the most attractive parks. There are some great restaura...
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South Dorchester
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Boston

"An area where it is comfortable to be."

- user18
Being in the area of South Dorchester may be a problem sometimes, it is still a decent area to be in. Here, you'll see a lot of community centers, parks, schools, gyms, and businesses. This area may...
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Central Boston
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Boston

"Best Irish bars and alot of government too"

- HenryZ
The Financial District’s name says it all. It is truly the center of Boston. Most all the major banking and fund companies have offices in this downtown area but they share it with major shopping venu...
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Boston

"A clean and well put together neighborhood"

- BostonGirl
Roslindale, or Rozzie, as called by the locals is a very unique and extensively Greek neighborhood. Diversity in this area is more common than not and as a result, ethnic eateries and cultural shops...
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Boston

"A Navy Yard is recycled "

- HenryZ
Charlestown sits on the banks of Boston Harbor and the Mystic River. It was the site of the famous Battle of Bunker Hill, consists of older Colonial housing, and for many years its population was larg...
42.378031125099 -71.0610553362379

South End

South End
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Boston

"It's where to find 'restaurant row'."

- HenryZ
The South End is an historicaly designated neighborhood, and represents one of the largest collections of Victorian housing in the city. Beautiful brick structures on shady streets, it is home to a va...
42.3385800331788 -71.0756398471149

South Boston

South Boston
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Boston

"Up and Coming is an Understatement...Young Professionals Dre..."

- BellaElla
For all you skeptics who think the worst of "Southie" this one's for you... When I first started looking into apartment options in Boston I immediately ruled South Boston out. I heard the neighborh...
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Fenway / Kenmore
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Boston

"Home of the Green Monster!"

- BostonGirl
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 cultura...
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Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Boston


- abreyaj
When asking a person about Roxbury they will often immediately think of Dudley station. Dudley is a bus station, from here you can get to Downtown, Mattapan,South Boston, Ashmont, Codman Square, basic...
42.3129072457186 -71.0872293865459
North Dorchester
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Boston

"Historical Boston neighborhood rich in diversity"

- BostonGirl
North Dorchester, which is part of the greater Dorchester area of Boston is known as a hub of activity for the areas many Irish, Vietnamese, African American, and Latin American immigrants. With all o...
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Allston Brighton
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Boston

"Best of the old and new"

- HenryZ
Close to Harvard University, the Allston/Brighton area is a lively cross section of students, young professionals, Russian and South American immigrants. Apartment buildings consist of traditional arc...
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