July 24, 2015

Neighborhood Guide



Back Bay/Bay Village


Beacon Hill/the West End

the Fenway/

the North End

South Boston

the South End

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Back Bay, Bay Village, & the South End

Back Bay/Bay Village

The Back Bay boasts a reputation as the most well regarded neighborhood in Boston. From the $7MM brownstones to the luxury stores on Newbury Street, it is difficult to find flaws in this neighborhood. The Back Bay includes popular landmarks such as the Prudential Center, the John Hancock tower, and Northeastern University. However, even if you don’t have millions to spend on an apartment, pockets of this neighborhood have affordable houses for young professionals. The Back Bay is also walking distance to Boston’s beloved Fenway Park, which is located in the Fenway district.

The South End

One of Boston’s most up and coming areas, the South End offers some of the best fine dining, art galleries, and open markets in town. This is a great location for any young professional as you obtain accessibility to all of Boston. Northeastern University and the Back Bay neighborhood are a short walk away for potential students, while the MBTA’s Orange Line provides a quick trip into the heart of downtown Boston.


Fenway/Kenmore is one of the most well-rounded communities in the city of Boston.  The lively nightlife along Lansdowne Street and the sports bars all around the area make this neighborhood extremely appealing for undergraduates and young professionals.  With America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park, being the obvious large attraction in the area, this neighborhood is also home to a movie theatre, many colleges, and The Fens—a large park that is great for walks in the summer.  Fenway/Kenmore is within walking distance to many of the city’s other major attractions in Back Bay, such as Newbury Street and the Prudential Center.

Beacon Hill & the West End

One of Boston’s oldest communities, Beacon Hill gets its name from a beacon that once stood atop its hill to warn locals about foreign invasion. Known for the architectural layout, Beacon Hill is minutes away from the financial district. Nonetheless, Beacon Hill creates its own culture away from the financial district with local dive bar and other attractions that make the residents feel at home. Although the apartments are small, you can’t beat this location.

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The North End, Seaport, & Southie

the North End

The North End is known as the mecca for Italian food, restaurants, caffes and often is called Boston’s little Italy. The infamous Hanover street is lined with old time favorites such as Mike’s Pastry’s and has also seen a recent influx of new boutiques shops. Due to the confined nature of the area, apartments and condos may not be as large as other neighborhoods in the city, but they offer a rustic interior that can be create a perfect place to call home.


The Seaport area is unquestionably the most commercially invested area of Boston in the past 5 years. Luxury apartment buildings and high-end retail stores line Seaport Boulevard and provide an experience unlike any other in Boston.  Due to the rapid up-and-coming atmosphere of the Seaport district, many apartment require a more flexible budget—but reward you by giving you a home just minutes away from some of the prettiest views in the city.  If you want to be right next to the ocean, Seaport would be a great place to find a home.


Made most famous by movies such as The Departed that include thick “Bahston” accents, Southie has evolved from a predominately Irish Catholic neighborhood to a hot spot for young professionals. Whether you pick Southie for the dive bars, the access to a beach (yes, there’s a beach in Boston) or the affordable rates, you will find yourself falling in love with this neighborhood in a heartbeat.  If you’re new to the city and looking for an apartment on a tighter budget, Southie would be a great place to start.

Brookline & Allston Brighton


CoolidgeCornerOne of the best Neighborhood's in the nation, according to Bostinno. Hometown of our founder, Nike John, at Vibe we can attest to the versatility of Brookline. The town has a bunch of neighborhoods within it such as Brookline Village, Chestnuhill Hill, Washington Square, and Coolidge Corner. There is never a shortage of things to do in Brookline, but if you do find your self longing for downtown Boston, it is also just a few stops from Boston on the green line. Oh and we can't forget, The Daily Meal's #31 burrito in the country is located at Anna's Taqueria, right in Coolidge Corner.


Located in the western part of the city, Allston is an extremely popular location for Boston University students and recent graduates due to its flexible rates.  With more of a suburb-like feel than many other Boston neighborhoods, it is not uncommon to live in a spacious house in Allston rather than a tighter apartment.  This neighborhood is also home to one of the most diverse lists of restaurants in the city—with food options from all over the world.  If you are looking for an affordable, larger home with public transportation access to all the city’s major attractions, Allston would be a great place to start looking.


Brighton feels like hybrid of both in a city and living in the suburbs.  Many of the homes aren’t connected from block to block like you see in most of Boston, and often either have a yard or a deck—which adds to the suburb-like feel.  In close proximity to Chestnut Hill, home of Boston College, Brighton is a popular spot for college students, but is on the rise for young professionals.  Like Allston, Brighton is a great place to live if you are looking for a larger home for a less expensive price.  While much of Brighton uses a quick bus ride to get into the city, with a vehicle you will be within a few minutes of accessing the Mass Pike or Route 9, both reliable means to get into the heart of Boston.