The Fenway is a dense urban neighborhood with significant open green spaces including two parks, the Fens and the Fenway Victory Gardens. Fenway/Kenmore boasts many of the City's top cultural institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. Fenway/Kenmore also has a strong academic presence, including Boston Latin School, America's first public school. The Fenway is another central thoroughfare that encircles the Back Bay Fens, the neighborhood's preeminent green space, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Perhaps best known to the world as the home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, it is also home to a thriving residential community and a large number of Boston's academic institutions including Emmanuel, Simmons, and Wheelock Colleges, Boston and Northeastern Universities, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. This area is home to many of Boston's finest cultural institutions, including Symphony Hall, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
A part of Fenway, the area known as the Longwood Medical Center, is home to some of the world's leading health care institutions, including the Beth Israel and the Brigham & Women's Hospitals.
Kenmore Square is the commercial hub of this neighborhood, drawing students, visitors and locals alike to the many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Nearby, the historic Sears catalogue store, which closed in 1988 after 60 years in business, reopened in October 2000 as the Landmark Center, a mixed-use development of retail and office space.
|• Landsdowne St. Nightlife
||• "The Fens" Park
||• Fenway Park - Home of the Red Sox
|• Museum of Fine Arts
||• Kenmore Square
||• "Citgo" Sign
|• Longwood Medical Center
||• Many Colleges and Universities
||• Landmark Center
The Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Lines. Stops closest to Fenway/Kenmore are: Symphony, Northeastern, Museum of Fine Arts, Longwood Medical School, Kenmore, and Fenway.
|• Boston University
||• Longwood Medical Area
||• Northeastern University
|• N.E. School of Photography
||• Simmons College
||• Emmanuel College
|• Wheelock College
||• Wentworth Institute of Technology
||• The Museum School (MFA)
|• Boston Conservatory
||• New England Conservatory
||• Berklee School of Music
There are also many buses that run along Massachusetts Ave. throughout the day running from the South End and Longwood areas into Cambridge.
For more information on public transportation in the Back Bay, please contact the MBTA.