Allston

Allston

A vibrant and eclectic neighborhood with a diverse population.

Welcome to Allston

Allston is a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood with a diverse population, a lively music scene, and a unique blend of cultural influences. It is home to a large student population thanks to its proximity to Boston University and Boston College.
 
The epicenter of the neighborhood is Harvard and Brighton Avenues, which is home to many ethnic restaurants and popular bars. The neighborhood is serviced by both the Mass Pike and the Green Line B, which runs along Commonwealth Avenue between BU and BC.
 
Lower Allston, or LA as many locals call it, is the section of Allston that is North of the Mass Pike. This area is abutting Boston Landing to the South and the Harvard University expansion to the North. 
 
Boston Landing houses the New Balance headquarters as well as practice facilities for both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
 
Harvard University’s expansion encompasses nearly 2,000,000 square feet of new and renovated space including new buildings at Harvard Business School, a hotel and conference center as well as graduate student housing.
 
Allston is a popular choice for renters and investors, and many former commercial and underutilized residential buildings are making way for much-needed new multi-family and mixed-use developments including the highly anticipated Allston Square.


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Overview for Allston, MA

21,809 people live in Allston, where the median age is 26.5 and the average individual income is $30,857.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,809

Total Population

26.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,857.71

Average individual Income

Around Allston, MA

There's plenty to do around Allston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

72
Very Walkable
Walking Score
98
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
58
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hodgkin's Spa, David Dorothy Ramler Park, and Jo Moynihan, DPT CHC​ - ALIGN.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.67 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.68 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Allston, MA

Allston has 6,926 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Allston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,809 people call Allston home. The population density is 14,824.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,809

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

26.5

Median Age

49.15 / 50.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,926

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$30,857.71

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Allston, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Allston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Gardner Pilot Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
St Herman Of Alaska Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
German International School Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
MATCH Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
1/5
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