MISSION HILL

University students, young graduates, and working professionals congregate in Mission Hill, a staid neighborhood with a youthful edge. Although many of the neighborhood’s bars and clubs often cater to a college crowd, this commuter-friendly locale also promotes high culture—the Museum of Fine Arts and Northeastern University share the area. Historic homes and manicured parks intersperse with collegiate apartments throughout Mission Hill, adding a sophisticated twist to the community’s carefree attitude.