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Where is a good area of town to live if I want to be close to some nice running routes?

Asked by Voices Member, Fri May 4, 2007

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Ok, I lived in The Fenway. I would run from my apartment to the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, up to the Larz Anderson Bridge (Harvard Boat House) down to The Museum of Science and back up to the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge. What an awesome run! I also lived in South Boston. The run up William J. Day Boulevard and around Castle Island is also one of the other great runs in Boston. So, that's my two cents. :)
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Lots of options. Running along either side of the Charles is great -- you can do up to a 20 or so mile loop if you make it all the way to Watertown. The Emerald Necklace takes you to Jamaica Pond, and these neighborhoods are a bit more affordable than many others. One final suggestion - I used to live near Alewife, near the Cambridge/Arlington line. It provided great access to the Minuteman Bikeway, which was great for running and biking. See included link.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 4, 2007
Both my office and home are in the Back Bay.

If you are looking for a short run, I would recommend the common. The scenery is beautiful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 15, 2014
I live in Jamaica Plain. I usually run around Jamaica Pond. If you are a long distance runner, you can run starting from Jamaica Pond, either heading south to Harvard Arnold Arboretum, or heading north through Emerald Necklace Park.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 6, 2014
West Roxbury -- Millenium Park / Roslindale--Peter's Hill/Arnold Arboretum / Jamaica Plain--Jamaica Pond.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 3, 2014
As home to the world renown Boston Marathon, the city of Boston had it's share of runners. The city, however, is comprised on many neighborhoods--and each has its own places where one can run free. To name a few running (or biking) routes by neighborhood, try:

* West Roxbury -- Millenium Park
* Roslindale--Peter's Hill/Arnold Arboretum
* Jamaica Plain--Jamaica Pond and
Arnold Arboretum
* Hyde Park--Stony Brook Reservation
* Brighton--Heart Break Hill (Boston
* Downtown--Charles River/Esplanade
* South Boston--Castle Island
* The Fenway--Emerald Necklace

This list should give you a 'running start'
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 19, 2007
Back Bay / Beacon Hill area. Here you are right along the Charles River. I am not a big runner and I enjoy getting out there once in a while! Its gorgeous.
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