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      • Whats the difference between Allston and Brighton? (besides where they are on the map) 

        Whats the difference between Allston and Brighton? (besides where they are on the map) 

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      Whats the difference between Allston and Brighton? (besides where they are on the map) 
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      Allston is a bit younger, more hipster-y, more diverse, cheaper to live, more likely to have bedbugs, and louder. Great restaurants, fun neighborhoods, but lots of undergrads. Brighton has a large Russian and a large Orthodox Jewish population (some overlap there) and thus tends to be more family-oriented. The Cleveland Circle area is pretty cool but not that great for hanging out. The rest of Brighton is fairly residential. If you were choosing which to live in, I would choose Cleveland Circle - BC students, grad students, families—safer, quieter, closer to the better T line (the C and the D. The B is terrible). "
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      They're very similar, and some people even refer to the area as ""Allston-Brighton."" That said, Allston is a bit more college-y and rambunctious (though it has quiet parts, of course), and Brighton is slightly more gentrified. "
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