Brighton provides both the amenities of city life and the charm of a more suburban neighborhood. It's a bustling neighborhood adjacent to Allston that's filled with college students, young professionals and families. Living here offers an urban feel thanks to an abundance of public transit and a slew of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
With Boston College in the lower corner of the neighborhood and Boston University right on the outskirts, this neighborhood boasts plenty of university hot spots. Aside from an abundance of residential spaces, there are a plethora of bars and restaurants that cater to the college population.
Thanks to the Boston Landing Commuter rail, Brighton has become a much more accesible location via public transit in recent years. The area is very accessible by the MBTA Green line, The B line runs down Commonwealth Avenue providing easy access to BU, while the C & D lines will bring you to Boston College.
Brighton offers plenty of outdoor and recreation space that college students and families alike can enjoy. Check out Chandler's pond and Gallagher park, or pop over to Rogers Park which features tennis, basketball and baseball facilities. There's also a peaceful neighborhood frassland area with a pond, range of walking trails and an open recreational space known as The Cenacles.