Fenway Kenmore, Massachusetts Information
Fenway Kenmore is a vibrant and historic neighborhood within Boston Massachusetts, named after the main parkway, Fenway, that runs through the city. Officially formed in the 1870s, Fenway Kenmore became an area known for higher education by the number of schools and universities drawn to the area. It was known to be home to a large student population, although in recent years, it is becoming more populated by young professionals and families drawn to the amenities and convenient location. The city boasts a population of well over 600,000 residents, with 40,000 living in the Fenway Kenmore area. Development in the area is steadily increasing, bringing new residents and a mix of diversity in business to the neighborhood.
Fenway Kenmore, Massachusetts Details
History and Attractions
Massachusetts enjoys a rich history back to the founding days of the United States. Many of the historic sites and buildings still stand and are located in the Fenway Kenmore area, as well as all throughout Boston. Fenway Park, home of baseball’s Boston Red Sox since 1912, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the oldest ball park in MLB, the ball park and Green Monster brings a bit of nostalgia to fans enjoying a game. The area is filled with lively fans on game days, and neighborhood restaurants are ready to feed hungry sports fans. Restaurants abound in the neighborhood, highlighting the fresh seafood caught from the harbor, as well as numerous chain and independently owned burger and casual eateries. The prestigious and highly recognized schools of Boston University, MIT, and Harvard Medical School, among others, all reside in this area of Massachusetts. Faneuil Hall, constructed in 1742 and still in use today, became the central marketplace and meeting hall of the city, known as the “Cradle of Liberty”. It is part of the historic walkable Freedom Trail that runs throughout the city, offering daily tours. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States, welcoming thousands of visitors per year and opened its doors in 1870. This well-known museum holds works from numerous famous artists from all over the world, and includes such treasures as ancient Egyptian artifacts, works created by French impressionists, early American art, Chinese and Japanese art, as well as works from the Rothschild Collection. Another well-known museum, the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, is an architectural wonder, constructed in the Venetian style. The museum contains treasures from all over the world, as well as an exquisitely maintained garden area.
The area is known for its walkability. Many residents also enjoy riding bikes in the area. Public transportation is available throughout the neighborhood by the MBTA Orange line Ruggles subway station, as well consisting of multiple stops on the MBTA Green Line Trolly, providing transportation through the city. A commuter rail service is also available, providing ease of transportation throughout the city and surrounding areas.
As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $25,000. Sixty-three percent of the neighborhood population was between the ages of 18-24, with 23% in the 25 to 44 age range. This information is continuing to change and is fluid as the new families and professionals continue to move in to the neighborhood.
Housing prices vary widely, offering something for everyone. Rental properties make up the majority of housing in the neighborhood. Rental units start at basic studio apartments with 450 square feet for an average price of $1,600/month. One bedroom basic units with approximately 600 square feet of space currently run at $2,000/month. Newly renovated units in prime locations in restored buildings cost on average $3,000/month for a 1000 square foot, two bedroom, two bath apartment. Luxury accommodations with 2000 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, will cost upwards of $5,800/month. Home sale prices continue to increase in the area, with numerous properties available, including new construction and high rise complexes. Average home prices are currently valued at $517,000. A one bedroom, one bath renovated home costs an average of $415,000. New construction in high rise buildings offer amenities such as floor to ceiling glass with views of the skyline and harbor, including an open living space, high end appliances, rooftop decks, libraries, a pool and/or hot tub, and 24 hour concierge service in a secured building. One bedroom properties of this level start at $900,000, with 2-3 bedroom properties costing upwards of $2,500,000.
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