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Living in Longwood Medical Area and Fenway

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) in Boston is a neighborhood situated where the world’s top hospital and research facilities come together. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center—all affiliates of world-renowned Harvard Medical School—each call the Longwood Medical area home.

In addition, Longwood is home to several educational institutions including Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Emmanuel College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Mass Art (Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Those who come to Boston to work, study or visit the Longwood area often choose to live in Fenway or Jamaica Plain, two incredible neighborhoods flanking the LMA:

Fenway, home of Fenway Park and Boston’s Cultural District, is home to The Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Huntington Theater, the House of Blues, and a wide array of dining and shopping options. The Fens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, wraps itself around the Fenway neighborhood connecting it to Back Bay and the Longwood Medical Area.

Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood known for expansive parks and biking trails, hip boutiques, craft beer breweries, farm to table restaurants, and easy access throughout Boston via its subway and commuter train links. The Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, the SW Bike Corridor, Franklin Park and The Franklin Park Zoo are just some of the JP highlights.

Where to live near Boston’s Longwood Medical Area:

Renting in the Longwood/Fenway Area

VITA

Located in Jamaica Plain, a short distance to the subway and commuter train station, VITA offers condo living with amenities including concierge, roof deck with fire pit and grills, onsite Planet Fitness, onsite bakery café, and garage parking. Several condominiums are for sale and a handfulof condos have been purchased by investors who offer them for rent. Condos for sale start from $627,000 and rentals start from $3,200. Click here for details.

The Viridian

The Viridian offers luxury apartments for rent in a building filled with amenities and surrounded by urban conveniences. A concierge, health club, two expansive roof decks, a work lab and two resident lounges are all within the building. Core Power Yoga, Honeygrow, and Blaze Pizza are all on the retail level, while an incredible variety of fast casual or fine dining options fill the neighborhood. Target, CVS, and Star Market are all within easy reach. 1BRs start from $3,200, 2BRs from $4,800, and 3BRs from $5,300. Click here for current availability.

LSQ

Landmark Square Apartments blend a classic look with modern conveniences. A concierge, fitness studio, and garage parking offer an easy lifestyle. In-unit washer/dryer, generous floor plans, superb closet space, and charming bow windows create a space where you can really feel at home. Located at 75 Peterborough Street, Landmark Square Apartments is steps away from a variety of restaurants, grocery and convenience shopping, bike trails and jogging paths and, of course, Fenway Park. 1BRs start from $2,800, 2BRs from $3,900, and 3Brs from $4,900. Click here for current availability.

STG

St. Germain Apartments is located on the Back Bay edge of Fenway and just 1.4 miles to the Longwood Medical Area. This charming collection of brownstone style apartments spans both sides of the length of St. Germain Street and offers apartments that include exposed brick walls, fireplace, and private outdoor space. Secure bike storage, package acceptance, the property management team, and the laundry center are all located in 67 St. Germain St. The Prudential Center, Copley Plaza, and the shopping and dining of famed Newbury Street and Boylston Street are all at your doorstep. 1BRs start from $2,500 and 2BRs from $3,500. Click here for current availability.