12 Facts About Allston


Allston is an officially recognized neighborhood within the City of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Allston is home to many immigrant populations, the largest groups being from Russia, East Asia, South Asia, and South America .

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Allston is bordered on the east and north by the Charles River, and the City of Cambridge is accessible via several bridges.

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Allston is named for the great painter and 1800 Harvard graduate, Washington Allston, "The Father of American Romanticism".

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Allston Square is appropriately located halfway between Harvard Square in the North and Allston Village, Boston's 'Greenwich Village' in the South.

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Lower Allston is a small neighborhood that consists of a mix of young professionals, blue-collar tradesmen, members of the educational community, homeowners, and long-term residents.

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Lower Allston has close proximity to Route 2, the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive, and Soldiers Field Road.

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Allston was an eastern section of the former town of Brighton.

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Allston has never existed as a separate political entity in its own right.

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Allston community developed largely around large railroad and livestock operations.

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Music venues in Allston include Brighton Music Hall, O'Brien's Pub, Paradise Rock Club, Scullers Jazz Club, and Wonder Bar.

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Public schools in Allston are part of the school district of Boston Public Schools.

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