The best streets to live in Greater Boston
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COMMONWEALTH AVENUE: Boston
Comm. Ave., as it's affectionately known by locals, got the most votes in our survey by far. Between the Public Garden and Kenmore Square, the street's shaded mall and classical revival, Art Nouveau, and French Renaissance row houses make it the grand centerpiece of tony Back Bay. "People who live on Comm. Ave.," said Diane Keliher of Keliher Real Estate on Newbury Street, "won't put their place on the market until they find another place on Comm. Ave. to buy." Prices start around $800 per square foot for a small studio and go to more than $1,200 per square foot for an elevator penthouse.