Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA

Population: 67,713

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  • Allston-Brighton has a Livability Score of 69/100, which is considered average
  • Allston-Brighton crime rates are 38% lower than the Boston average
  • Cost of living in Allston-Brighton is 8% lower than the Boston average
  • Allston-Brighton real estate prices are 28% lower than the Boston average
  • Rental prices in Allston-Brighton are 13% higher than the Boston average

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      Top Rated Schools in Allston-Brighton

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Another Course To College9 - 1223677%
      Match Charter Public SchoolPK - 1289571%
      Lyon K-8KG - 813967%
      Lyon Upper 9-129 - 1213467%
      Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School6 - 1239352%
      Brighton High9 - 1297450%
      Gardner Pilot AcademyPK - 838644%
      Winship ElementaryPK - 531337%
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      I greatly enjoyed living in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood

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      Community9/10
      Nightlife10/10
      Dining10/10
      Shopping6/10
      I first moved to the Allston-Brighton neighborhood during my sophomore year of college at Boston College. The Allston-Brighton neighborhood is located between Everett and Gordon Street. I was first attracted to the area because it has a great nightlife, a huge number of college students, and because it gave me the opportunity to live in a full sized house. During my first two years of college I lived in a three bedroom house, and later moved into a great five bedroom hour for my last three years. I found that the houses I lived in to be exceptionally well priced for a major city. I also liked how they had culture, a backyard, and that they were well maintained. I also really liked that the entire area was in very good shape.

      One of my favorite things about living in the Allston-Brighton area was how I could find everything I need in the area. The area several large grocery stores, and I also really liked that there were a ton of corner markets that I could pop in for things I need. I also really liked that I could purchase reasonably priced clothing items in the area. I liked that there were a number of boutique clothing stores that I could go shopping at on special occasions.

      I also really liked that when I lived in Allston-Brighton I was able to enjoy an exceptionally fun bar scene. I really liked going to the Wonder Bar, and the Common Ground Bar. I found that the area had a ton of wonderful places to hangout, and there were always a large number of young people looking to have fun. I also really liked that on any given night I was able to have my choice of going to a bar that was going to have live music, or I could go to a place that offered me the chance to just have a couple of drinks with my friends.

      The Allston-Brighton area also has a wonderful public transportation system. When I lived in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, I was able to hop on a bus whenever I wanted to go downtown, and I was even able to take a number of different buses to a rail connection. I found that I could also walk around the area very easily, and I walked to school almost every day.
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      Source: The Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).