With so many colleges located nearby, it’s no wonder Boston’s Allston/Brighton neighborhood is considered a student haven. Despite being home to a large percentage of Boston University and Boston College students and the nightlife needed to support such a population, Allston/Brighton is also one of the city’s most diverse and integrated neighborhoods. Once home to stockyards and meat packing plants, the Allston/Brighton neighborhood is now a lively and bustling area filled with multi-ethnic shops, restaurants, and of course, bars. Apartment rentals in Brighton and Allston offer a wide range of choices for every lifestyle.
Even though they’re usually grouped together as one neighborhood for city representation purposes, there are some real differences in character between Allston and Brighton. Allston is young and urban, while Brighton is has more of a suburban feel. Because of its young population and high turnover, Allston MA real estate moves fast. Apartments open up and are quickly filled. If you want the most variety, plan to look for an Allston MA apartment in June, when graduation comes around and everyone packs up and heads home. Most apartments Allston MA range from brick apartment buildings on Commonwealth Ave to wooden triple-decker houses on the quieter side streets. Just because the neighborhood is urban doesn’t mean an Allston apartment has to be loud!
Brighton is the quieter and less urban of the two neighborhoods. While an Allston apartment might be in a small brick apartment building lived in by students, a Brighton apartment is more likely to be in a triple-decker inhabited by a family. This doesn’t mean that choosing an apartment in Brighton will be boring – far from it. Apartments in Brighton are available near areas that offer the activity of Allston without the noise. Brighton’s main commercial centers – Cleveland Circle and Brighton Center offer plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife. We offer Apartments Brighton MA that are perfect for everyone.