Neighborhood to Live - Best of 2012

Published Aug 10, 2012

What's the best neighborhood to call home?

2012 Winner

1. South End

Voters Love

"Friendly people, amazing artists, good shops, great restaurants, a bit of an edge--only downside is that too many..." via M.l. B.

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Tremont St & Dartmouth St Boston MA 02118
  • South End, Local Flavor, Neighborhood to Live, Neighborhood to Play, Neighborhood, Tremont St & Dartmouth St South End Boston MA 02118
    Tremont St & Dartmouth St, South End Boston, MA
  • Coolidge Corner, Arts & Entertainment Travel, Landmarks Local Interest, Beacon St & Harvard St Brookline MA 02446
    Beacon St & Harvard St, Coolidge Corner Brookline, MA
  • South Boston South Boston, MA
  • Jamaica Plain, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Centre St Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plain MA 02130
    Centre St, Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plain, MA
  • North End, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Neighborhood to Live, Neighborhood to Play, Hanover St North End Boston MA 02109
    Hanover St, World Map Boston, MA
  • Beacon Hill, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Beacon Hill Boston MA 02114
    Charles St, Beacon Hill Boston, MA
  • Davis Square, Local Flavor, Neighborhood to Live, Neighborhood to Play, Neighborhood, Place to People Watch, Davis Square Davis Square Somerville MA 02144
    Davis Square, Davis Square Somerville, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Dorchester, Local Flavor, Dorchester, Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
  • Charlestown, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Charlestown Charlestown MA
    Charlestown Charlestown, MA
  • Back Bay, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Neighborhood to Live, Neighborhood to Play, Newbury St Back Bay Boston MA 02116
    11. Back Bay
    Newbury St, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • East Boston, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, East Boston East Boston MA
    East Boston East Boston, MA
  • Porter Square, Arts & Entertainment Travel, Landmarks Local Interest, Porter Square Cambridge MA 02140
    Porter Square, Porter Square Cambridge, MA
  • Inman Square, Travel, Landmarks, Inman Square Cambridge MA 02139
    Inman Square, Central Square Cambridge, MA
  • Location
    15. Arlington
    Arlington, MA
  • Central Square, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Neighborhood to Play, Neighborhood to Live, Place to People Watch, Central Sq Central Square Cambridge MA 02139
    Central Sq, Central Square Cambridge, MA
  • Cambridge St, East Cambridge, MA
  • Location
    18. Medford
    Medford, MA
  • Bay Village, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, Back Bay Boston MA 02116
    Back Bay Boston, MA
  • Location
    Peterborough St, Fenway/Kenmore Boston, MA
  • Location
    Melrose, MA
  • Union Square, Travel, Landmarks, Union Square Somerville MA 02143
    Union Square, Union Square Somerville, MA
  • North Cambridge, Local Flavor, Neighborhood, North Cambridge Cambridge MA 02140
    North Cambridge Cambridge, MA
  • Washington Square, Local Flavor, Travel, Neighborhood to Live, Landmarks, Brookline MA
    Beacon St & Washington St, Brookline, MA
  • Temple Rd, Somerville, MA
Contest Overview
  • 92,306
    Total Votes
  • 31,836
  • 231

The 2012 Boston A-List awards are based on more than 92,000 votes from local Boston-area experts.

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