Allston

Allston
Packard's Corner is at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Brighton Avenue in Allston.
Packard's Corner is at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Brighton Avenue in Allston.
Nicknames: 
Allston, Rat City, Rock City
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountySuffolk
Neighborhood ofBoston
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
Zip Code
02134
Area codes617 & 857

Allston is an officially recognized neighborhood within the City of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was named after the American painter and poet Washington Allston. It comprises the land covered by the zip code 02134.[1] For the most part, Allston is administered collectively with the adjacent neighborhood of Brighton. The two are often referred to together as "Allston–Brighton". Boston Police Department District D-14 covers the Allston-Brighton area and a Boston Fire Department Allston station is located in Union Square which houses Engine 41 and Ladder 14. Engine 41 is nicknamed "The Bull" to commemorate the historic stockyards of Allston.

Housing stock varies but largely consists of brick apartment buildings, especially on Commonwealth Avenue and the streets directly off it, while areas further down Brighton Avenue, close to Brighton, are largely dotted with wooden triple-deckers. Lower Allston, across the Massachusetts Turnpike from the southern portion of Allston, consists of mostly 1890–1920s single-family and multi-family Victorian homes.

  1. ^ "Best Places to Live in the United States". bestplaces.net. Archived from the original on 2008-12-16.

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