Allston is one of the most student dominated areas in Boston, perched adjacent to Harvard University and Boston University. This area of Boston is lively and hip, with a slew of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops to keep you entertained and always with a new place to explore.
Allston also boasts a greast music art scene as well as a plethora of hipster bars that draw in crowds. Whether you're a student looking for housing near school and a nightlife scene to keep you bouncing around from bar-to-bar, or prefer a quiet coffee in an artsy cafe, Allston has something for you.
Fun fact: Allston has it's own holiday, affectionately known as "Allston Christmas." Because Allston is home to many students, this local tradition occurs in September when hoards of departing tenants leave their unwanted furniture on the sidewalks for people to peruse. It's basically one giant garage sale, but for free!
Allston is great for those who love a small town neighborhood feel even in a big city like Boston. Over the course of the last five years, a slew of new and trendy retail spaces have popped up, including tons of charming local restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops.
Charming Local Feel
Whether you're a student looking for housing close to your classes, or you love being conveniently located to tons of things to do, see and eat, Allston would be a great fit for you.