Allston is a neighborhood in the western portion of Boston. Harvard Business School and Harvard Stadium are located in lower Allston. It should be noted that Lower Allston is actually located on the northern portion of Allston, along the Charles River.
Brighton was originally a part of Cambridge known as “Lower Cambridge.” The community separated in 1807 and was annexed by Boston in 1874.
The Fenway/Kenmore area lies slightly beyond Back Bay. As the streets in Back Bay are alphabetical, so are the streets in Fenway. Back Bay proper ends at Hereford Street, Fenway continues along with Ipswich, Jersey, Kenyon (Kilmarnock), Lansdowne, Mornington, Nottingham, Onslow, Peterborough, Queensbury, Roseberry, Salisbury, Thurlow, Uxbridge, Vivian, Westmeath (Wellesley), York, and Zetland.
Brighton/Allston/Fenway Office Space Figures:
There are 165 office buildings in the Brighton/Allston/Fenway Submarket, for a total of 6,812,615 rentable square feet.
• 5 Class A buildings, totaling 1,917,858 square feet of office space.
• 71 Class B buildings, totaling 2,210,171 square feet.
• 89 Class C buildings, totaling 2,684,586 square feet.
Neighborhoods within the Brighton/Allston/Fenway submarket:
• Lower Allston
• Brighton Center
• Oak Square
• Cleveland Circle
• Kenmore Square
Brighton is easily accessible by Exit 17 on the MassPike, and Allston via Exit 18, and Fenway via Storrow Drive.
The Green Line services the Brighton/Allston/Fenway area. Both the B and C lines run through this submarket.
In addition, Hubway [http://www.thehubway.com/], Boston’s bicycle-sharing program, has multiple bike access stations in the area. This innovative program allows users to rent bicycles for short periods of time; ideal for Boston office space users commuting short distances. Docks within the Brighton/Allston/Fenway submarket are located at Packard’s Corner, Agganis Arena, BU Central/725 Commonwealth Avenue, and Overland Street/Brookline Ave. More locations are planned as the city grows this program.
On-street parking is far more obtainable in the Brighton/Allston areas than other parts of Boston. Daily rates range between $10 and 15; while monthly access is available for $250-365.
• Standard Boston University Lot (665 Commonwealth Avenue, between Sherborn Street and Granby Street)
• VPNE Parking (651 Beacon Street, at Brookline Ave)
• Standard Fenway Triangle Trilogy Garage (200 Brookline Ave, at Boylston Street)
• EJT Queensbury Street Garage (59 Queensbury Street, between Jersey and Kilmarnock Street)
• LAZ Landmark Center (401 Park Drive, at Brookline Ave)
Boston University’s main campus is located along Commonwealth Avenue.
Fenway is home to Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Art, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Simmons College, Emmanuel College, Harvard Medical School.
Students and graduates of these schools are an excellent source of human capital for office space users. Many students and alumni reside in the area, thus situating office space in close proximity to their residences can be a strategic advantage for companies looking to attract talented associates.
• Fenway Park
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
• Symphony Hall
• The Fens
• Allston’s Music Scene – Allston is home to various music venues, earning it the moniker Allston Rock City.
• Hotel Commonwealth (500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215)
• Boston Hotel Buckminster (645 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215)
• Howard Johnson Inn Fenway Park (1271 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02215 United)
• DoubleTree Guest Suites 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA
• Charlesview Suites (214 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02134)
• Best Western (1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135)