Fenway Park is located here, as are many other cultural and artistic hubs.
Welcome to Fenway/Kenmore
Fenway Park is located here, as are many other cultural and artistic hubs
Home to baseball’s iconic Fenway Park as well as lots of student hangouts and trendy restaurants, this section of Boston also contains renowned cultural institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall.
An academic hub, you’ll find Boston Latin, the nation’s first public school, as well as several institutions of higher learning, which injects a lot of energy into this neighborhood.
Students and young professionals love the area for the clubs on Lansdowne Street, and families favor the lush parks in Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Back Bay Fens.
Featuring many brick and brownstone rowhouses, this area is densely developed and composed of several smaller sections, including Audubon Circle, Kenmore Square, and East and West Fens.
The Buckminster Hotel, designed by Stanford White — and home to the Black Sox Scandal in 1919 — is also located here, as are a number of other unusual landmarks: the iconic Citgo sign over Kenmore Square and a former sewage pumping station at Columbia Point.
Game days at Fenway bring crowds and parking issues, and there’s also an uptick in foot traffic within Kenmore Square, the West Fens, and along Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues in the East Fens, where a bulk of commercial and retail space is located.