One of Boston’s most well known neighborhoods by name, The Fenway has some great residential property in addition to its most famous resident, Fenway Park. The Fenway traditionally has been home to a very high student population as a result of its proximity to Boston University and the Green Line. Fenway has recently seen the introduction of high-end luxury developments. These have been attracting a professional population that is perhaps “priced out” of some of Boston’s other neighborhoods or is just looking for an up-and-coming, exciting neighborhood.
New shops and restaurants abound, including Longhorn Steakhouse, Starbucks, Burton’s Grill, West Elm, Best Buy, and more. The Fenway is home to much more than just sports bars but still has some of the best of those in Boston as well!
Throughout the neighborhood are brownstone townhomes, brick walk-ups, and five- to six-story apartment buildings, typically constructed between 1880 and 1930. Small, independently owned shops are scattered throughout. Major commercial developments are in Kenmore Square and along Brookline Avenue, Beacon Street, Boylston Street, and Huntington Avenue.