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Check out Boston’s most iconic federal buildings

The style enjoyed its heyday in the city around the turn of the 18th century, with two figures in particular pioneering it locally: Charles Bulfinch and Asher Benjamin.

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10 great Boston-area hiking options amid coronavirus

These options run from the ruggedly bucolic to the mildly urban. The best part? You can easily keep a safe social distance from other hikers.

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Boston’s 10 tallest buildings by 2025

Coronavirus-related construction slowdown or not, these towers—including newcomers One Dalton and Winthrop Center—will dominate the city’s skyline come mid-decade.

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Boston’s 10 most underrated buildings, mapped

The city has plenty of incredible buildings with beautiful interiors and done in celebrated styles. Then there are those buildings that don’t quite get their proper due.

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The 25 Boston-area projects to watch in `20

Exchange South End, Winthrop Center, Allston Yards, Suffolk Downs—these and so many others are worth keeping tabs on during the year.

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Boston’s top Irish heritage sites, mapped

These stops include obvious pilgrimages such as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Irish Famine Memorial, but also lesser-known ones.

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10 perfect Boston strolls for warmer weather

Some of these ambles are more leisurely than others, and some will require a serious time commitment. All are worth it.

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Dorchester’s big new developments, mapped

A handful of projects—either proposed or underway—are set to add hundreds of housing units and hundreds of thousands of square feet of hotel, office, and retail space to Boston’s largest neighborhood.

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Boston’s 15 most beautiful building interiors, mapped

The region’s renowned architecture includes striking interiors that might inspire your own home design.

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Boston’s incoming hotels, mapped

These eight Boston-Cambridge inns highlight the biggest jump in hotel-room construction in the cities this century.

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George Washington in the Boston area, mapped

The Founding Father spent a considerable amount of time in the region in the mid-1770s and then again in 1789.

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Allston’s big developments, mapped

The Boston neighborhood best-known as a student-heavy redoubt is seeing or will see some major mixed-use construction, including Harvard’s latest campus, Allston Green, and Common Allbright.

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U.S. presidents in Greater Boston, from Washington to Obama

The current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has never lived in the Boston area. But 12 of Donald Trump’s predecessors have.

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7 solid starter home options in the North End and Charlestown

Two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods offer a few deals for first-time buyers.

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The best Boston-area places to break up with someone

From bustling spots such as South Station and Copley Square to quieter environs such as the Boston Public Library and the Arnold Arboretum, these are the choicest locations for moving on.

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10 solid starter home options in the South End

These aren’t the biggest spreads, but they come with modern finishes, and many include touches such as central air, storage, and outdoor space.

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The best things to do in the Boston area with kids, mapped

From top-notch museums of all kinds to several ice-skating options, here is a map of the best family-friendly activities in the Boston region for the colder months.

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6 South End open house options for under $800K

One of Boston’s fastest-changing and most desirable neighborhoods is less expensive than you might think.

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7 Dorchester two-bedrooms on sale now

Compare and contrast the two-bedroom offerings in Boston’s largest neighborhood, some asking below $500,000.

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6 Roslindale open houses this weekend for under $700,000

Come along, and consider trading a longer commute for more space for less money.

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11 beginner bike rides in the Boston area

New to biking in the Boston region? Or to urban biking in general? These routes will ease you into either.

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8 Boston open houses this weekend starting well north of $1M

This weekend’s open house tour is a reminder that for all of the uncertainty in the overall Boston housing market, the city’s luxury end continues to barrel forward.

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The Boston area’s top neighborhood hardware stores, mapped

Determined to fix up this or that in your home? Start with a visit to—and advice from—these shops around the region.

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Where to shop for furniture and home decor in the Boston area

These selections range from discount spots for the more budget-conscious to higher-end boutiques that put the "hand" in "handmade."

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8 Dorchester open houses this weekend starting at $375K

With the new year upon us, we’re perusing what the evolving Boston market has to offer. What better place to start than in the city’s largest neighborhood?

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Boston’s 15 most expensive home sales of 2019

A handful of neighborhoods dominate the list, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Downtown Crossing.

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5 Eastie open houses this weekend at all sorts of price points

Explore the options in one of the Boston region’s fastest-changing neighborhoods.

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8 Somerville open houses for under $1M

These homes—most gut-renovations or ground-up developments—showcase the city’s changes. Peek inside.

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Where to propose in Boston, mapped

Acorn Street, TD Garden, Fenway Park, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Butterfly Hollow at the Franklin Park Zoo—these and more are the perfect spots for popping the big question.

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7 Southie and Seaport weekend open houses for $1M-plus

Can you tell the neighborhoods apart in our latest tour? Time was price alone separated the Seaport.

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Boston’s best holiday light displays, mapped

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, the Public Garden, Seaport Common, and elsewhere—holiday cheer by the bulbful.

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6 Newton open houses this weekend for around $1M

For the most part, these are spacious affairs and come with some serious yardage by Boston-area standards.

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The Boston area’s top holiday markets, mapped

Seize the season with these local collections of vendors, which might offer fun beyond shopping.

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12 underappreciated Boston museums to visit

These repositories—all of them free or relatively inexpensive to visit—include the Boston Fire Museum and the Boston’s oldest house.

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6 Back Bay open houses this weekend under $800K and 900 square feet

It’s price versus space in one of the Boston area’s most desirable and historic neighborhoods.

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JFK in the Boston area: The ultimate map

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the family home in Brookline. From that moment, the 35th president's life was entwined with the Boston region.

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Weekend open house tour: 5 Boston two-bedrooms asking under $600K

East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, and elsewhere—these two-bedrooms can be found throughout the city.

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29 Boston-area military memorials and monuments, mapped

These markers commemorate events, battles, and wars stretching back to the earliest days of the Revolution and encompassing more recent conflicts such as the Second Iraq War and the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.

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7 Dorchester open houses this weekend for under $470K

These spreads in Ashmont, Uphams Corner, and elsewhere reflect the variety of relative deals to be had in Boston’s largest neighborhood by area.