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One of Boston’s most diverse and active neighborhoods.

Allston is close to many colleges and universities in and around the City, so it’s know for its student population. But, in recent years, many immigrants and young professionals have moved to the area.

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Heffernan Street, August 9, 1965, Boston Redevelopment Authority photographs, Collection 4010.001

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Demolition Delay application: 16 Highgate Street, Allston

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Demolition Delay application: 2-8 Harvard Avenue / 374-380 Cambridge Street, Allston

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Demolition Delay application: 411-415 Cambridge Street and 8 Wilton Street, Allston

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About the neighborhood

Allston is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Boston. You can find ethnic restaurants and popular watering holes on main streets like:

  • Harvard Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue, and
  • Brighton Avenue.

The Honan-Allston branch public library was named after Boston City Councilor Brian Honan. It holds a wealth of information and is a resource for the community.