Allston

Perfect for Students
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’s namesake granted. Filled with hip and trendy shops, Allston has become a popular spot for students of Boston University. Many students choose to live here due to the convenience of its location. Harvard University is relatively close, only being a five-minute drive, with transit options every fifteen minutes for those who enjoy car-less living. The Charles River Reservation is a great state park situated along a river. The park offers running, walking, and even skating with unbeatable views.

The restaurant and bar scene is great at Allston. Restaurants worth a visit in the area include Alfredo's, Ittoku, The Glenville Stops, and Ariana Restaurant. Bars in the area include Deep Ellum, Wonder Bar, and Silhouette Lounge. Allston is a great place to live for young adults and students alike - thanks to its perfect location and energy to spare.
What Allston Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
6.0
social
8.0
management
8.0
Median rents in Allston
Studio
$
1,680
1 Bedroom
$
1,950
2 Bedroom
$
2,265

Living in
Allston

Hip and Trendy
Central Location
Students
Shopping
Groceries
Safe
Public Transit
Boston University
Allston — 4.7/10 Rating (based on 3 neighborhood 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.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
232 Kelton St
-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
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2
/10
Neighborhood Rating
48 Brighton Ave #28 Boston, MA
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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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
10 Scottfield Road


Getting to Know
Allston

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Dustin St to Charles River
North to South Boundaries: Charles River to Brainerd Rd
dining
Bon Chon
FoMu
Sunset Grill & Tap
The Breakfast Club
The Glenville Stops
grocery
Berezka International Food Store
Shaw’s Supermarket
Stop & Shop
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Boston Boxing & Fitness
Commonwealth Sports Club
Riverside Boat Club
parks
Coolidge Park
Ringer Park
coffee
Brown Sugar Cafe
In House Café
Starbucks
bus
64 (bus)
rail
B (light rail)
Framingham-Worcester Line (rail)

Best Apartments
in Allston


Studio $1,175
1 Bed $1,500
2 Beds $1,800

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Studio $1,375
1 Bed $1,500

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1 Bed $1,900
2 Beds $2,400

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1 Bed $1,900
2 Beds $2,300
3 Beds $3,800

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1 Bed $2,075
2 Beds $2,750

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