This lively neighborhood is best known for its student population due to its close proximity to many colleges and universities. In recent years, a flood of immigrants and young professionals have taken an increasingly active role in the neighborhood. This melting pot of cultures creates one of the most energetic and diverse populations in Boston.
About the Community
Apartment buildings in Allston/ Brighton reflect traditional architecture, while the area is a lively youthful community filled with ethnic restaurants and great bars. Allston is where you want to be if you love people watching, great food and roaming among the many students and young professionals. Harvard Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue and Brighton Avenue host many of the restaurants and popular bars. The welcoming streets of Brighton are lined with condominiums and Multi-Family homes. A section of the neighborhood is largely single-family housing and consists of lovely Victorian architecture and is known as South Allston. This area manages to incorporate the rich Boston history with a modern lifestyle, making it one of the most captivating neighborhoods in the city.
By car, exits 19 and 18 off the Mass Pike (Interstate 90) will bring you to Allston-Brighton. By train, the B branch of the Green Line trolley travels the length of Allston-Brighton along its southeastern edge. Major stops from east to west are Packard’s Corner, Harvard Ave., Washington St., and Chestnut Hill Ave.