Fenway / Kenmore, Boston.
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A marshy backwater until the development project that introduced Back Bay gave the area new prominence, Fenway/Kenmore is best described as the buffer between Allston and Downtown and, as such, is a bit of a mixed bag.

Although Fenway/Kenmore has relatively few housing options, it has attracted many students from nearby BU, as well as financial types who like the area’s proximity to Downtown and its easy access to mass transit.

The resident population may be sparse, but the place is often overflowing with locals and tourists making their way to the ’hood’s most famous attraction, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and one of the oldest stadiums in the country.

Since the number of fans far outweighs the number of seats, nearby Lansdowne Street picks up the slack by offering dozens of large and rowdy sports bars, pubs, and grills.

When the Sox are in town, the atmosphere at these venues verges on the carnivalesque, though even in the winter months, the large student population and plentiful bars ensure that the area is never lacking in energy.

Also home to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway/Kenmore offers enough in the way of sports, culture, and nightlife to keep its streets humming year round.

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