Fenway – Kenmore

The Fenway-Kenmore area is composed of several distinct sections, including East Fenway/Symphony, West Fenway, Audubon Circle, and Kenmore Square. In conversation you may hear this neighborhood referred to as Fenway, Kenmore, or Kenmore Square.

This neighborhood is most famous for Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. It also includes the Back Bay Fens, the first parkway of the Emerald Necklace park system to be constructed in Boston in the late 19th century. Fenway is named for the major road which runs around the southern and eastern edges of the Back Bay Fens.

Fenway-Kenmore is bordered by Mission Hill, Back Bay, Longwood Medical Area, and the neighboring town of Brookline. The neighborhood consists almost entirely of five- to six-story apartment buildings typically constructed between 1880 and 1930, with various  commercial and independently-owned shops scattered throughout. The architecture is characterized mostly by quaint brownstone townhouses.

Kenmore Square is a central junction located in the area, at the intersection of Commonwealth Ave., Beacon St., and Brookline Ave. There are many restaurants, bars,  hotels, and shops in Kenmore Square. Landsdowne St., which runs here alongside Fenway Park, is a hub of Boston nightlife. The iconic Citgo sign is a major landmark of the square.

Many students from nearby Boston University and Northeastern University reside in  the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. Over the last 20 years, BU has purchased many of the residential buildings in Kenmore, particularly in Audubon Circle.


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