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Boston Top Neighborhoods and Towns for Your Lifestyle

These rankings by The Boston Globe Real Estate Issue neatly divide the Boston area by the type of people and lifestyles they may fit best. When you are searching for the perfect Boston Condos or Boston Apartments, think about which area is the right spot for you.

  • Cambridge was voted top-of-the-pack for “singles-friendly activities and nightlife.” The area is full of bars, late-night restaurants, and music venues, as well as museums, parks, and community festivals and fairs. Median Boston Condos’ prices in Cambridge are $405,000. According to The Boston Globe, some of the runners up in this “singles-friendly activities and nightlife” category are: Jamaica Plain, South Boston, and South End.
  • For “great schools and kid-friendly activities,” check out the Boston Condos in Brookline.  Median condo price is stated to be $445,000. The neighborhood is host to a wide variety of cultures, as well as an adult population that boasts a 75% rate of having at least an undergraduate degree. The town has among the highest MCAS scores in the state, and spends an average of $4,000 more per public school student than the national average. Brookline also offers kids’ theatre spaces, many playgrounds, dance schools, and many kid-friendly community events.
  • The South End was voted best for foodies because of its culturally diverse population that has provided for streets lined with cuisines that include: Thai, Ethiopian, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, French and Indian. From upscale, sit-down meals to takeout food, it is all available in the South End. With many new Boston Apartments and Boston Luxury Condos in the area, it is easy to start enjoying the tastes of the neighborhood. Median condo price: $520,000. The Back Bay, Cambridge, and the North End were listed as runners up in the “foodies” category.

Source: Gehrman, Elizabeth. “Top Spots to Live.” The Boston Globe, Real Estate Issue.

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