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.
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Looking forward to showing off our neighborhood this Thursday! Come join in on the fun. #BrightonMA #wherethelocalsgo Let us know where you plan to join #20Districs20Days & support small businesses! #wherethelocalsgo
Many have the shared story that at one point someone from their family immigrated to America. Today in our neighborhood, we have several small businesses that are owned and operated by Brighton's immigrant community and families. City Councilor-Elect Liz Breadon knows quite well the struggle of being new to a country and creating a business. #BrightonMA #SeasonofGiving
Many have the shared story that at one point someone from their family immigrated to America. Today in our neighborhood, we have several small businesses that are owned and operated by Brighton's immigrant community and families. City Councilor-Elect Liz Breadon knows...
Give the gift of a night out. Gift cards are available at Devlin's Restaurant and Porter Belly's Pub.
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