Neighborhoods

A Guide to Jamaica Plain

A Guide to Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain is difficult to characterize in a few words because of its diversity, richness, and depth. Its diversity is reflected in the people who...

Neighborhoods

A Guide to Roslindale

Roslindale, sometimes referred to as “Rosinopoulos” by residents for its large Greek population, began as a classic street car suburb. Today, one...

A Guide to West Roxbury

A Guide to West Roxbury

Founded in 1630 (contemporaneously with Boston), West Roxbury, Massachusetts was originally part of the town of Roxbury and was mainly used as...

Brookline

Brookline

In the 1630s, shortly after the arrival of the Puritans, the land of what would become Brookline was farmland for residents of nearby Boston. In...

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester is the largest and most populous district in Boston, comprising several neighborhoods and six square miles

Fort Hill & Roxbury

Fort Hill & Roxbury

In Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

As Boston’s southernmost neighborhood, Hyde Park offers the intangibles of city life as well as the open space more commonly associated with the...

Newton

Newton

The Massachusetts city of Newton is located in Middlesex County on the south bank of the Charles River, about 8 miles northwest of the state capital...

South Boston

South Boston

South Boston known among locals as "Southie" and famous from such films as The Departed and other stories of crime kingpin Whitey Bulger, the area...

South End

South End

When Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1635, the South End was only a narrow isthmus of land connecting the town of Boston to the...