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


    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