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Beacon Street, Boston

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Beacon Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts and several of its western suburbs. It goes through Boston, Brookline, Brighton, and Newton.
It is not to be confused with the Beacon Street in nearby Somerville or others elsewhere.
Beacon Street begins as a one-way street from the intersection of Tremont Street and School Street. From this point, it rises up Beacon Hill for a block where it meets Park Street in front of the Massachusetts State House. From that intersection it descends Beacon Hill as a two-lane, bi-directional street until it reaches Charles Street. At Charles Street, it becomes a one-way avenue that runs through the Back Bay neighborhood until it reaches Kenmore Square.
From Kenmore Square, Beacon Street skirts the area around Fenway Park and follows a southwesterly slant through Brookline along either side of MBTA Green Line trolley tracks to Cleveland Circle in Brighton. From there it passes Boston College as it winds its way to the city of Newton, where it crosses Centre Street to form the defining intersection of Newton Centre, meets Walnut Street at "Four Corners" near the Newton Cemetery, and goes through Waban at its intersection with Woodward Street. It ends at Washington Street near Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128.
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  • This area which is just a block from the Boston Commons is such a pleasant area for admiring the essence of Boston living. But the best way to really enjoy the area is take a stop by the Beacon Hill B...  more »
  • So we walked most of the streets back to the Back Bay. This one was very pretty and full of architecture. We met some of the neighbors on the street and they were so friendly. Dog friendly for sure  more »

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