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Allston is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located in the western part of the city, only 4 miles from the central business district. The city is often combined with Brighton and listed as Allston-Brighton. These suburbs are primarily residential, and have a large population of students, since they are very near Boston College.
Allston is close to two major universities, including Boston College and Harvard Business School. Allston is home to the athletic facilities for Harvard, including Bright Hockey Center, Harvard Stadium, and the Lavietes Pavilion. As a suburb of Boston, Allston shares the city’s economic base, which includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. Companies with office space or other facilities in the area include the Milken Institute, Liberty Mutual insurance company, Gillette, and New Balance.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Annual events in Allston include the Village Street Fair, held on Harvard Avenue. There are live performances, a chance to taste many types of international cuisine, and many family-friendly activities. Harvard Avenue is the main street for the area. There are some eclectic shops, and great restaurants and cafes along the street. Dining options in Allston include Café Brazil, Peace O’ Pie Gourmet Vegan Pizza, Tavern in the Square, Alfredo’s, and the Lone Star Taco Bar.
The nearest major airport to Allston is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Boston, Massachusetts and is 8 miles from the suburb. Another major airport in the area is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which has domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire and is 53 miles from Allston. Other options in the area include the New Bedford Regional Airport with domestic flights from New Bedford, Massachusetts, located 58 miles from the suburb. There is also T. F. Green Airport with international and domestic flights from Providence, Rhode Island, 63 miles from Allston. Boston public transportation consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The rapid-transit system serves the core city and many of the suburbs. The Boston MBTA subway runs through the Allston along Commonwealth Avenue.