Demographics and Cost of Living
Allston-Brighton, a city in Allston, is less expensive than surrounding metropolitan areas, such as Old Chestnut Hill Historic District, despite similar big-city offerings. While Allston-Brighton's total cost per average household is $48.0K/year, Old Chestnut Hill Historic District's comes to $154.2K/year.
The neighborhoods of Allston-Brighton and Old Chestnut Hill Historic District are similar in terms of household size. In Allston-Brighton, the average household size is 2.59 inhabitants, and in Old Chestnut Hill Historic District it is 2.74 inhabitants.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
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Enjoy a tasty dinner at Yamato Japanese Restaurant and have cocktails afterward at O'briens Pub. There are many different types of restaurants for residents to enjoy in the Allston-Brighton area, including beer and ale, pizza, sandwiches, bagels and deli snacks. Stop in at Garage Lounge for a quick beer or head to Paradise Lounge for a round of cocktails, and experience the neighborhood's local options. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King are to be found in the neighborhood.
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Berezka International Food Str and Lee's Ii Market are a couple places to shop for groceries in the Allston-Brighton area. Both of the stores are located on Commonwealth Ave. For your sweet-tooth, head to Twin Do-Nuts on Cambridge St., or enjoy some baked goods at nearby B R Donuts Inc, which is located on Lincoln St. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Cumberland Farms and Shaw's Supermarket.
Funusual and La Sirenita Music are only a few of the many retailers located in Allston-Brighton. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Yee Art Ping is on Colborne Rd. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Staples and Build-A-Bear Workshop. Area shopping malls are Western Avenue Shopping Ctr and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in Allston-Brighton are Horace Mann School For The Deaf and Farragut. Before getting too attached to a particular school, be sure to check with your local district to determine if the apartments for rent you are looking at are served by a preferred school or district.
A middle school in the Boston district, Farragut has a low student-teacher ratio of 11-to-1.
The one elementary school in the Conservatory Lab Charter (District) have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Boston, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Conservatory Lab Charter (District) has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Boston district.