Greater Boston

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GREATER BOSTON OVERVIEW

Communities within Greater Boston range from true city-living to more suburban lifestyles. Public transportation, tons of things to do, and access to downtown are major factors for families who choose to live in Greater Boston.

Cities in Greater Boston

Allston
Back Bay
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown

Dorchester
Downtown Boston
East Boston
Fenway

Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
North End
Roslindale

Roxbury
South Boston
Waterfront
West Roxbury

General Information about Greater Boston

Transportation + Walkability

  • MBTA + Commuter Rail :: Commuting from these towns into Downtown is desirable.
  • MBTA Bus :: Most of these towns over MBTA bus service of some sort. 
  • Bike-friendly
  • Many neighborhoods walkable

Grocery Stores

Public Green Space

Greater Boston School System

Massachusetts Department of Education

Boston Public Schools

Services: Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Downtown Boston, East Boston, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, Waterfront, West Roxbury

Arlington
Belmont
Brookline
Burlington
Cambridge
Canton
Chelsea
Dedham
Dover
Everett
Lexington
Lynn
Lynnfield
Malden
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant
Needham
Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Randolph
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wellesley
Westwood
Winchester
Winthrop
Woburn

Greater Boston
Chamber of Commerce

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

 

Pediatricians + Urgent Care

Family friendly restaurants

libraries

historical sites

CHILDCARE OPTIONS

playgrounds

youth athletics

parenting groups

indoor playareas

Relgious organizations

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“East Boston is the perfect blend of old school Boston neighborhood, mixed with up-and-coming new energy – and with the airport a stone’s throw away, and downtown Boston just two stops away on the renovated Blue line, you couldn’t ask for a better location to be both “in the city” and “ready to jet.” It’s super family-friendly, with tons of outdoor spaces (Constitution Beach! Bremen Street Fountains!) and activities for the whole family!”

Kristen

East Boston

“Stoneham is a wonderful, small community. I love being so close to Boston to make commutes easy, but far enough outside of the city to enjoy suburbian living. There are small and large businesses making it a one-stop shop for whatever you need. However, we are also are very close to hiking trails, boating, and outdoor activities. Stoneham is the best of both worlds!”

Michelle

Stoneham

Interested in learning more about Greater Boston?

Our local moms are ready to give you the scoop on what you need to know about Greater Boston. Check out these posts to find out all you need to know. 

Interested in Exploring Other Areas in Boston?

In addition to Greater Boston, there’s many other great locations in Boston to choose from. Check them out!

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Pediatricians & Urgent Care

 

Family Friendly Restaurants
Childcare Options

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  • Allston
  • Back Bay :: Kingsley Montessori, KinderCare
  • Beacon Hill
  • Brighton
  • Charlestown: Bright Horizons
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Fenway
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • Waterfront
  • West Roxbury

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Youth Athletics
  • YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Brighton, Woburn, West Roxbury, Roxbury, Waltham, Chinatown
  • YMCA South Shore, Quincy, Reading
  • YMCA Metro North, Lynn, Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, Needham, Woburn, Burlington, Wellesley, Lexington
  • Boys and Girls Club of America; South Boston, Charlestown, Roxbury, Chelsea, East Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Arlington, Roslindale, Watertown, Newton, Stoneham, Lynn, Waltham, Woburn, Wakefield
Indoor Play Areas
Religious Organizations