Fenway - Kenmore
Introduction to Boston's Downtown
Fenway - Kenmore
Home to Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, Fenway-Kenmore is one of the most popular areas of Boston because of its illustrious sports history, access to cultural institutions like the Museum of Fine Art, and proximity to college institutions like Boston university. In the past, living or hanging out in Fenway-Kenmore meant that you were constantly avoiding tourists flocking the city on Red Sox game days; however, it is now one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in the city.
Spotting the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood is easy by simply looking for the iconic Citgo Sign - an illuminated red triangle that marks the area closest to Fenway Park and serves as a relic of the area’s history. In recent years, Fenway-Kenmore has been modernized with many stores like Target and Marshalls moving into the area; however, much of the area’s charm is maintained and it is easily accessible to other popular areas in the city to include Back Bay, Brookline, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and the South End. Throughout the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood are iconic and historic brownstones with many having been built in the 1880s and restored in recent years.
Home to Boston University, nearly every residential building in Kenmore has been purchased by the school and converted into dorms - particularly the area between Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Consequently, Fenway-Kenmore is often crowded with young college students and early professionals looking to maintain the vibrancy of their youth with proximity to excellent restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Also included in the Fenway-Kenmore area are parts of Northeastern University, Berklee College of Music, and the Boston Conservatory of Music. In the last two decades, development has increased in Fenway with recent renovations to the iconic Landmark Center, the addition of a the 576-unit Trilogy apartment building on Brookline Ave and Boylston Street and much more. More development is planned with the addition of more retail, luxury hotel/apartments, and dining establishments that should continue to leave Fenway-Kenmore as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. In addition to bars, restaurants, and hotels the Fenway-Kenmore is also home to notable cultural landmarks including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum which both completed recent expansions. Explore Boston with ease from the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood with easy access to the MBTA's Green Line from multiple points.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll through tree-lined neighborhoods, a mecca for baseball history, delicious restaurants and lively bars, or beautiful outdoor spaces, Fenway-Kenmore is calling your name.