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Nearby Neighborhood: Allston

There’s no denying that the incredible amenities and prime location of Stratus Residences make these new condos in Boston an ideal place to call home. You can take a yoga class in Stratus’ historic Maker Hall, entertain friends and family with a backdrop of stunning views on the roof deck patio, or finish up some last-minute work in the complex’s library next to a comfy fireplace. But the surrounding neighborhood is equally as important when it comes to creating that perfect feeling of home. 

Luckily, residents of these Brighton, MA, condos for sale are surrounded by some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. One of these enclaves is Allston, where you will find art festivals, college football games, and classic bars just minutes away from home. It’s definitely worth a trip around the block. 

Once the location of a railroad yard and stockyards, Allston is now a rich and eclectic neighborhood, full of academics and their families from the neighboring Harvard University. The area takes its name from Washington Allston, an American painter and poet of the early 19th century — which is appropriate, considering how much the community embraces art and music. 

Summer months are filled with free concerts and art festivals, including the Rat City Arts Festival. Feeling sporty? There’s plenty to see at the nearby Soldiers Field Stadium, including Harvard’s home teams. To take the fun up a notch, visit on one of their special themed days, like “Bark at the Park,” when they’ll make your furry friend feel at home.

If you’d rather trade fun in the sun for a bit of nightlife, you’re in the right spot. Allston is also known for its top-notch music venues and bars. Stop by the Roadrunner concert hall to check out some of the hottest bands currently on tour. Their upcoming schedule boasts performances by Japanese Breakfast, Leon Bridges, and Arlo Parks. If you’re searching for a drink after the show, swing by Allston’s legendary Silhouette Lounge, for beer, free popcorn, and a game of pool with friendly locals. 

Of course, no neighborhood is complete without a few great eateries, and there are plenty of those to try, no matter what your taste in food might be. From Asian food courts to favorite brunch spots, you’ll never run out of places to explore. Start by dropping into Lone Star Taco Bar, and find out why some residents have called it home to the best tacos in town. 

It’s always lovely to spend time at home, but with so many things to taste, try, and do in Allston, you might find yourself staying out a lot longer than you expected — and meeting some pretty incredible neighbors along the way. 

Ready to explore all of the most exciting neighborhoods around Boston? Contact the sales team at Stratus Residences today!

Maker Hall Seating at Stratus Residences
Maker Hall's main lounge and meeting rooms are more than beautiful; they recall the majesty of the former cathedral.


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