About Allston – Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts
Allston and Brighton’s border runs along Everett Street in the north, south along Gordon Street, and terminates at the Brookline town line along Kelton Street (with land to the east of these streets falling in Allston, to the west, Brighton).
Allston and Brighton are also identified by their respective postal zip codes (Allston’s is 02134, Brighton’s is 02135). Allston is generally understood as being in the northeast corner of Allston–Brighton, where it meets Brookline and the rest of Boston in the commercialised Union Square or “Allston-Village” area.
Brighton is seen as the larger southwestern portion of Allston–Brighton encompassing Brighton Center and the generally less urbanised neighbourhoods.
They are connected to the Fenway/Kenmore area of Boston by a tiny strip of land containing Boston University along the Charles River, with Brookline lying to the south and southeast, Cambridge to the north and Newton to the west, so they retain a very distinct neighbourhood identity together. Allston–Brighton is often perceived as being separate from the rest of the city since many urbanised Greater Boston areas such as Cambridge and Somerville are independently governed cities, but it is in fact part of the city of Boston.
It is divided by the Massachusetts Turnpike (also known as Interstate 90) into the main southern area and a smaller northern “spur” separated from Cambridge by the Charles River.
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Today the area is a middle-class urbanised area occupied largely by a mix of dense residential neighborhoods and small businesses. It is home to the New Balance Headquarters and WGBH, a public television and radio station responsible for a large amount of national programming.
Students from Boston’s many universities are a large demographic in the area, and many residents resent the ongoing expansion of the Boston College and Harvard University campuses. Thanks in large part to students, Brighton Avenue at the heart of Allston has become a major nightlife destination featuring many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
It was great to see so many first-time homebuyers at our Homebuying 101 class with the help of Shari and Steven McStay, Keller Williams Realty! Want to learn about the ins and outs of homeownership? Register TODAY for our December class:...read more
SAVE THE DATE: On Sat., Nov. 17, MHP's Jake Interrante is scheduled to speak at the Allston Brighton CDC's first-time homebuyer class. Jake is slated to speak at 2:45 at the Harvard Innovation Lab. If you haven't seen Jake's ONE Mortgage pitch, here's a one-minute...read more
Special thanks to all our sponsors for making tonight happen and making #BrightonMA a better place to live, dine, shop and play: - Brighton Marine - Samia Companies L.L.C. - The Hamilton Company - Rockland Trust - Boston Main Streets - Boston College - The Brian J....read more
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