Formely known as a toursit hub for Red Sox traffic, Fenway has transformed into a buzzy hangout spot with an abundance of fast casual chains, cafes, shops and restaurants. This neighborhood is formally recognized as Fenway-Kenmare and is hugged by Back Bay in the east, Longwood in the west, and Mission Hill on the south.
Fenway brushes right up against the Charles River and is home to a multitude of cultural institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts and the quirky Isabella Stward Gardner Museum. Fancy something outdoors? Check out the rambling Back Bay Fens park which has a rose garden and walking trails.
Home to baseball's iconic Fenway Park, this neighborhood draws huge crowds for Boston's beloved Red Sox. In addition to baseball lovers, this area is teaming with students from Northeastern University, Boston University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music and Harvard Medical School.
"East Fenway" vs "West Fenway"
East Fenway includes the famous Fenway Park baseball field as well as the House of Blues Boston and a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops in the Kenmare Square commercial section. You'll also find Boston University perched in the corner of the beighborhood, right along the Charles River.
West Fenway encompasses more museums, medical institutions, and more colleges and universities such as Berklee College of Music and Northeastern University. This part of the neighborhood has an abundance of residential properties and is home to a majority of medical professionals and students
Fenway is loaded with tons of activities and sights--it's a great neighborhood to live in if you like a variety of different activities. A popular thing to do is take a tour of the famous Fenway Park. Not a sports person? Don't tell anyone in Boston that. Kidding (kind of). Don't fret, because you can frequent the Museum of Fine Arts which is world-famous for its comprehensive collection that spans across 7-thousand years of art history. Want something a bit more avant-garde? Check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a 1903 mansion thgat wa smodeled after a 15th century Venetian palace. This museum displays a wide range of art, and offers free admission if you're name is "Isabella." Talk about exclusive perks!
This neighborhood is also great if you're a music fan. You have Symphony Hall, home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, which offers free tours and summer concerts. Jordan Hall is another concert venue that doubles as the main performance space for the New England Conservatory. It also offers free admission to numerous student performances!
Want something really unique? Head to the Mary Baker Eddy Library and check out their famous stained glass globe room that features a 1935 world map overlaid with geography and global history. This is a great spot to bring your history-obsessed parents when they're in town.