Anchored from the east by Boston University and on the west by Boston College lies the Allston/Brighton neighborhood. Widely noted for its college population, this stretch of Boston remains one of the more affordable areas and a preferred spot for foodies and hipsters due to the influx of popular restaurants, second hand stores, tattoo parlors, dive bars and, of course, music venues (earning the nickname “Allston Rock City”). Other notable landmarks in the area include St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Agganis Arena and Harvard Stadium. It’s rumored you may find the members of Aerosmith kicking around outside their old apartment at 1325 Comm. Ave. Housing and commerce are being fueled by the New Balance headquarters which now hosts the Boston Bruins practice facility (and soon to be Celtics practice facility). Public Transportation is served by the Green Line and even a newly created stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail named “Brighton Landing”. Commuter options include easy access to the Mass Pike and Storrow and Memorial Drives.
Real Estate in Allston-Brighton
Commonwealth Avenue bisects the area lined in brownstones offering charming units with high ceilings, hardwood floors, claw foot tubs, etc. The Green District near the corner of Harvard and Commonwealth Avenues features newer, more luxury apartments in the Element, Eco and Icon, built in 2012-13 and quickly snatched up after their introduction to the market. Since then, Allston/Brighton has become a target for new construction and newer apartment communities include the Continuum and Trac 75 with many more on the horizon.