Boston - Streetcar Suburbs (PDF Chapter)

Boston - Streetcar Suburbs (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Streetcar Suburbs chapter from Lonely Planet’s Boston guidebook.

Brookline and Jamaica Plain (among others) are Streetcar Suburbs, residential areas that developed around Boston in the late 19th century. They are geographically isolated from other parts of Boston, though transitionally connected, yes, by streetcar (or metro now). Both JP and Brookline maintain distinct identities and unique ‘neighbourhood’ atmospheres that make them attractive, off-the-beaten-path destinations.

  • John F Kennedy National Historic Site Taking a pilgrimage to the birthplace of JFK, touring the home, and then following the NPS walking tour to see the schools, churches and other places from Kennedy lore.
  • maps
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre Sitting in the balcony and catching an art-house flick.
  • transport
  • Tres Gatos Enjoying an evening of delightful food, music and camaraderie, as if you were a personal guest of the three cats.
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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