Living in Allston, MA

08/15/22  |  Nouné Karapetian

The Pros and Cons of the most fun Boston Neighborhood - Allston.

The Pros and Cons of the most fun Boston Neighborhood - Allston.
Allston is a fun, hip and diverse neighborhood on the western part of Boston, with a youthful vibe and a great night life. Everyone from students to artists to families coexist happily here. Allston and Brighton are joined together and have one government, watch my video about Brighton here.
Allston has a population of about 35,218. The commute to downtown Boston is only 11 minutes."

Here are the Pros and Cons of Living in Allston


Great Public Transportation

The B branch of the Boston MBTA subway Green Line runs through the neighborhood along Commonwealth Avenue. It makes it very convenient for many Boston college students to live in Allston. That’s why Allston is heavily populated by student renters. Half of the population in Allston doesn’t own a car!

Close to Colleges

Harvard business and Engineering School are in Allston and many other schools like Boston University and Boston Conservatory are just a few stops away on the Green Line T.

Great Variety of Restaurants

Robust student and immigrant populations help make Allston one of the most vibrant and diverse dining districts in all of Boston. The access to international food is unparalleled. Allston Village is home to some of the best Asian cuisines in the Boston area. Allston also has a popping bar scene.
Coreanos Is a perfect stop ahead of a show at nearby Brighton Music Hall. Coreanos has fun fusion fare of Los Angeles-style Korean-Mexican cuisine.
The Avenue - The cozy ambiance of The Avenue bar and grill is its great food, a solid choice for beer and burger lovers.
Carlo’s Cucina Italiana has homestyle fare like calamari Veneziana and house-made fusilli which make this a delicious Italian way to dine out.

Great Entertainment and Music Venues

Stage Karaoke Studios is a place to let out your inner rock star and Brighton Music Hall is a great local venue for many rock bands and amazing musical entertainment. During music performances, it's common to see a line going out the door.

Grocery Stores

Stop and Shop and Trader Joe’s have very convenient locations. Allston Village is filled with an assortment of small stores. You can spend hours roaming around. 


Allston is a great place to live but comes with a few potential drawbacks. Firstly, parking can be an issue for some residents. It can be difficult to find parking that is non-resident permit only. Another drawback of Allston is the noise in some areas. With the youthful vibe of Allston can come a bit of noise. If you are uncomfortable with late-night music in your neighborhood, Allston may not be the best fit for you.Watch my video about Allston here.


In the last 12 months only 6 single family homes were sold with an average sale price of $811,000, 92 condos were sold in the last 12 months. The average price for a condo was $547,000, with an average living sq footage of 871 sq ft. You can find 1 bedroom condos in the 300K’s.

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