Fenway Real Estate
The Fenway neighborhood is best known as the home of the Red Sox and Fenway Park. Occupying 1.24 square miles, this vibrant community of 41,000 residents is also an academic and cultural hub, boasting more than 100 colleges and universities as well as the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Symphony Hall. Much of the neighborhood’s appeal stems from its close proximity to the Longwood Medical area as well as the multiple colleges in residence.
Back Bay, the South End and other Boston neighborhoods are also easily accessible. Fenway includes the Kenmore area and is often referred to as “Kenmore Square” or “The Fenway.” The Citgo Sign, a Boston icon, stands as a striking landmark of Kenmore Square’s past. The Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood is actually divided into two sub-neighborhoods referred to as East Fenway/Symphony and West Fenway.
Housing stock in the community ranges from the traditional brownstones lining the neighborhood streets to new high-rise buildings and luxury condos. Several of Boston’s most prominent green spaces lie in the Fenway, including the Emerald Necklace, a string of waterways and parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Read more about Fenway real estate.
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The Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood hugs one side of the Back Bay Fens. To the east, Charlesgate West separates Fenway from Back Bay, while Huntington Avenue is the dividing line along Mission Hill. The South End lies across Huntington Avenue while East Fenway (south of the Massachusetts Turnpike) is separated by West Fenway by the Muddy River. The southwestern corner of Fenway includes the Longwood Medical area. On the narrow strip of land between Brookline at Commonwealth Avenue and the Charles River, Kenmore extends to the Boston University Bridge, where it meets Allston-Brighton.
The neighborhood is served by the MBTA Orange Line Ruggles station and a number of Green Line trolley stops. Lansdowne Station is on the Framingham/Worcester Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
The Fenway/Kenmore area was originally planned as a neighborhood for wealthy Boston residents. However, by 1907 it was educational institutions that sprung up along Fenway, paving the way for the area to become a center for academe. In the last few years, developer Samuels and Associates has spearheaded many renovations in the area, including the Landmark Center and the 17-floor Trilogy building. Today, the area is home to a vibrant mixed use of offices, hotels, retail, housing and even new research space to fuel the state’s biotech companies and hospitals.
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