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Massachusetts State, Local, and Regional Information: Neighborhood Background

Boston Neighborhood Information

The Boston Planning and Development Agency Research Department produces a number of publications that may provide useful background information for this project. 



From the Official City of Boston web site, it's possible to connect to a number of neighborhood information sources.


  • My Neighborhood - This page identifies resources of interest in relation to a specific address. These resources include fire stations, polling places, EMT services, neighborhood contacts, youth centers, etc.

Individual Boston Neighborhoods

Selected Maps

Boston Redevelopment Authority Map Pages   The BRA has a number of pre-made maps that may be useful for general exploration of a neighborhood or district.  Color-coded structure and feature types include: types of housing (one and two family, apartments), institutional buidings (churches, hostpitals,and schools), playgrounds and greenspaces, commercial and industrial buildings, and public transit lines. A number of these maps were made in 2000, but are still useful for orientation to a site or neighborhood.