Allston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.
Allston is a great part of Boston for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. In general, it is easy to find lively places in this neighborhood. Even though the nightlife is limited, there are many people around most of the time. There are about 20 public green spaces close by for residents to check out, including Charles River Reservation and Soldiers Field, which makes them very easy to reach.
Most homes in Allston were built prior to the 1960s, during its latest housing boom. In this part of Boston, about 60% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, and the remaining properties are mainly small apartment buildings. Renters occupy roughly 85% of the units in the neighborhood while the remainder are occupied by owners. This part of the city also has quite a good selection of unit sizes - homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents will find that no matter where their property is situated in this neighborhood, primary as well as high schools are close by. House buyers can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With respect to food, it is very convenient to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any home in this neighborhood. Additionally, those who like to eat out won't have to go far in Allston, where over 100 restaurants and about 30 coffee shops are available. A good selection of clothing stores is also situated within a rather short walking distance.
Allston provides home buyers with several alternative means of transportation. The public transit service in Allston is fairly good. More precisely, the neighborhood is connected by a few bus lines, and it is especially convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. Traveling by car is also easy in Allston. Most properties for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Massachusetts Turnpike. Allston is a very convenient part of Boston for pedestrians; most daily needs can be met on foot, and plenty of businesses are very close by.