Allston is a neighborhood in the far western part of Boston and was originally part of the town of Brighton. The area's train station and post office were named named Allston in 1868 in honor of the celebrated painter Washington Allston, who immortalized the area in a painting. The town became part of Boston in 1874. The neighborhood is best known for the stock yards that existed during the mid-20th century and for the rail yards that are still in operation today. It's also known for housing a large section of Harvard University, which partially sits on the north side of Allston on the shores of the Charles River.
All of Allston's public schools are operated by the Boston School District, but there are no high schools in Allston itself. Most high school students go to the neighboring area of Brighton. The neighborhood has several mass transit options such as the B branch of the Green Line subway, which runs underneath Commonwealth Avenue, and five separate bus routes. The Mass Pike extension also runs through the area.
There are numerous options for those looking to rent an apartment in all price ranges, and The Atrium on Commonwealth is considered one of the finest. This rental complex has spacious one and two-bedroom living spaces with private balconies, ready-to-use kitchens, and the renter's choice of carpeted or hardwood floors. Renters also get discounted memberships to a health club that sits on the Atrium's first floor. A large supermarket is next door, and a bus station is right on the corner.
Allston is also called "Rock City" due to all the incredible clubs and music studios in the neighborhood. The annual DIY Fest in Ringer Park showcases many rising bands that come from around Allston. Another popular festival is the Allston Village Street Fair in September, which includes live music, food from all over the world and lots of street performers.
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