Fenway/Kenmore forms the link between Downtown Boston to the east and Allston and Brighton to the west and is a residential and commercial axis for Boston. Fenway/Kenmore is best known for being the home of historic Fenway Park, where Boston’s beloved Red Sox play, and Frederick Law Olmsted’s meandering Emerald Necklace. Fenway/Kenmore and its sub-neighborhood, Audoban Circle were annexed by Boston from the nearby Town of Brookline in the 1870s.
About the Community
Fenway is home to a buzzing mix of families, young professionals, and students. Housing here includes impressive brick row houses, lining the Charles River and Emerald Necklace, alongside flashy new apartment and condominium towers near Fenway Park. You can find many academic institutions here including Northeastern and Boston Universities. Huntington Avenue, which forms the southeast edge of the neighborhood, is lined by Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Huntington Theater, and New England Conservatory. Huntington Avenue is celebrated as Boston’s “Avenue of the Arts”. The commercial hubs of the district include Kenmore Square and Landsdowne Street. Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street are emerging as vibrant mixed-use corridors. Lansdowne Street is a hot spot for music venues and nightlife. You’ll find the House of Blues here, and see the street come alive with outdoor vendors on game days. The Landmark Center and Trilogy Triangle are popular for its restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and national retailers.
From Storrow Drive, take the Kenmore Square/Fenway exit, and follow the signs for your destination. Those going to Fenway Park should take the Kenmore Square exit. The B, C, and D branches of the Green Line stop at Kenmore, and the D branch continues on to Fenway. Despite the name, the closest station to Fenway Park is Kenmore, not Fenway. The E branch stops at Symphony, Northeastern, Museum of Fine Arts, and Longwood Medical Area stations. The Longwood Medical Area station is separate from the Longwood station on the D branch of the Green Line: the two stations are neither related nor interconnected.