Eliot Street named one of the best

Boston Magazine, in its May, 2007 issue, named Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain as the 17th “Absolute Best Street” in the city.

In Michael Blanding’s article, “If You Lived Here… You’d Never Want to Leave,” which hit newsstands recently, the author composed a real estate connoisseur’s guide to the Hub’s 65 “absolute best streets.” This exclusive guide was based on the results of polls taken by hundreds of real estate brokers in the Boston area and logged over 1,200 miles on Greater Boston asphalt to inspect the candidates.

Streets were graded on six criteria: aesthetics, environment, amenities, public services, affordability and transit.

The major plus about living here is that residents can enroll in classes at the 320-year-old Eliot School in subjects such as water coloring and woodworking, Blanding wrote.

Eliot Street is also known as the location of the historic First Church Unitarian Universalist and the Footlight Club at the corner of Centre Street at the Monument.

To learn more about Boston magazine and the Best of Boston, visit bostonmagazine.com or call 262-9700.

From a press release

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