Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Greater Boston is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, Here’s a guide to eating, shopping and hanging out in eight of our favorites. They’re all accessible on foot, by T or by bus. (And, at the moment, by laptop.)


  • Allston

    BU students’ off-campus hometown of choice


  • Beacon Hill

    Lots to see in Boston’s most historic neighborhood

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    A quiet residential neighborhood and home to many BU students


  • Brookline Village

    Meandering around a historic Brookline hub


  • Central Square

    Diverse, eclectic and still delightfully authentic


  • Chinatown

    Eating, shopping, and hanging out in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods


  • Coolidge Corner

    A cultural crossroads of food and fun in Brookline


  • Davis Square

    Known as one of the 10 hippest places in America


  • East Boston

    Offers breathtaking views of Boston Harbor and the city’s skyline


  • Fort Point

    Boston’s hottest district and home to museums, popular restaurants, and a vibrant artists enclave


  • Harvard Square

    History and culture collide in Harvard Square, Cambridge’s most famous crossroads


  • Inman Square

    International notes accent this colorful junction


  • Jamaica Plain

    A green and funky hidden gem to discover


  • Kenmore Square

    There’s more than the bookstore and that big red sign


  • North End

    Boston’s “Little Italy”


  • The South End

    Trends meet the classics along Tremont Street