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Kenmore, MA is one of the most popular Boston suburbs for students and young professionals.

Welcome to Fenway-Kenmore

While this neighborhood may best be known as the home of the Red Sox and Fenway Park, it is also one of Boston's academic and cultural hubs. Nearly a dozen of the over 100 colleges situated in Boston reside here, which is why Fenway-Kenmore is a popular place to live for students and young professionals alike. 

And do not fret, just because a dozen colleges are located here, that does not mean the neighborhood has a lack of stimulating cultural centers. Fenway-Kenmore is the center for some of Boston’s best museums and cultural centers, including the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and the Symphony Hall.  Living in Fenway-Kenmore offers residents a dense urban feel, offering a plethora of living options from luxury condos to high-rise specialties. There is truly something for everyone, also considering this area is more renter-friendly than most.

What to Love

  • Tons of museums to venture into
  • Baseball in your backyard
  • Luxury apartment buildings

 Local Lifestyle

Fenway-Kenmore is known for its strong academic presence. The hundreds of students who are found learning and growing here give the neighborhood an unmistakably energetic feel. The neighborhood does have a large number of students and young professionals who reside here, but that doesn’t deter families from living here as well. Given the fact that this neighborhood includes the Boston Latin School, America's first public school, as well as several institutions of higher learning, families are drawn to live here to give a diverse education to their children. Families can go from school pick up to a museum for the afternoon! 

Fenway-Kenmore does offer a more city way of living. Residents have their pick of brand new luxury high rises, which offer spectacular views of Boston at large. It is relatively easy for residents to never drive a car around here either, as public transportation is easily accessible for all. Residents can truly experience a bustling and creative environment at all times.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fenway-Kenmore is packed with plenty of amazing opportunities for shopping and dining! With a variety of shops and dining establishments, you’ll have no trouble finding amazing things to eat or buy!

Have a more casual lunch eating an amazing sandwich from Bennett's Sandwich Shop, a recently opened Fenway outpost. True Bostonians know the unsuccessful Red Sox try-out story of Charlie Bennett, but now, he has turned his talents towards cultivating mouth-watering classics, such as Italian subs and cheese-smothered BLT’s. For those residents who crave something a bit more seafood-centric know to gravitate towards Eventide, a restaurant known for its unbeatable lobster roll and amazing raw bar experiences. Looking to grab some Sox gear? Make sure to check out the Red Sox Team Store, the go-to shop to get all of the best hats, shirts, and everything in between to become a key part of Red Sox Nation. Need a quintessential place to end the night? Residents are often found drinking at Bleacher Bar, which lies directly under Fenway Park’s center field bleachers. 

Things to Do

This neighborhood is full of amazing museums and cultural institutions to explore. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of Boston’s most beloved cultural institutions and a must-see when in Fenway-Kenmore. This Venetian-inspited palace contains artwork collected by the prominent Boston art collector and philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner, who also helped design the museum’s layout, as well as leave the groundwork for a mesmerizing courtyard filled with flowers year-round. If the Gardner wasn't enough, residents also frequently check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which happens to be right down the road. For those looking for a more outdoorsy adventure, be sure to seek out The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a series of nine parks covering 1,100 acres, created in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted, who was also the architect for Central Park in New York City. And, of course, be sure to check out a baseball game at Fenway Park. All the true Bostonians do it.


Fenway-Kenmore is home to a multitude of academic institutions, both K-12, as well as higher education. Families often enroll their children in the Boston Latin School, but other options are included below:

  • Boston Arts Academy
  • Windsor School
  • Boston University Academy

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