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Mid-Rise Apartment
Allston, 85 Brainerd Rd | Boston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Central A/C
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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9.0
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About this Location

Berezka International Food Store
9 min walk
Limited nearby
public transit
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Ringer Playground
6 min walk

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,900+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,300+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,800+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 9.0/10, based on 1 renter review

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Hidden Spot

Allston is known for being a little dirty, especially when you are around Harvard Ave. However, there's a section of Allston that is completely different. I live right by the Griggs Street stop. It has a bunch of new and renovated apartments for a very reasonable price. The best thing is that you're not on Harvard Ave (which is usually the most crowded T stop) and you get to BU Law in about 20 minutes. There's also a Starbucks, a pizza place, a CVS, and a dry cleaners, right by the T stop, which is very convenient. The grocery store is 2 stops from where I live, so you can either walk or take the T if you're carrying a lot of things.

The apartment complexes in my neighborhood have either underground parking or have parking lots, which is amazing in Boston (no street parking, meters, or street cleaning to worry about).

The apartments typically have central heating and cooling so you don't have to worry about radiators in the winter or not having A/C in the summer. But, this typically means you'll be paying your own electric bill. I lived literally one street up from where I live now (Kelton St) and it's a completely different scene, the apartments there are very old, are not maintained well, do not have A/C and sometimes the radiators don't work. I would say try to live with a roommate, you'll often find cheaper/better places that way.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Soul Fire BBQ
Panellis Pizza & Parm
The Glenville Stops
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grocery 3 Recs

Whole Foods
Berezka International Food Store
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 23 Recs

Boston Sports Clubs
Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts
Commonwealth Sports Club
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parks 4 Recs

Ringer Park
Coolidge Park
Stanley Ringer Playground
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coffee 8 Recs

In House Café
4A Coffee
FoMu
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About Allston

The Allston neighborhood is a place where many college students call home. The community was named after the famous American poet and painter, Washington Allston. A pioneer in landscape painting during America’s Romantic movement, Allston’s art was greatly appreciated in Boston - thus was the area’...
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Median rents in Allston
Studio
$
1,680
1 Bedroom
$
1,950
2 Bedroom
$
2,265

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Allston Reviews

3 reviews
Has everything you could need within walking distance - restaurants, grocery, shopping, bars, etc. It's mainly students and very young. Feels very safe for the most part, you will often times see people out at night walking and even women running alone.
-good area to be around young, college students
-accessible to a major train and bus
-near Fenway park
-fun bars and good eating options
-good concert venues nearby

-loud at night
-winter months are tricky for commute
-trains are sometimes delayed
This location is very close to the T and feels somewhat safe. It can get loud on the weekends with a large population of students although its not bad

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