Commonwealth is a western neighborhood of Boston that veers southwest of Brighton Avenue between Commonwealth Avenue and Corey Road ending at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. This residential neighborhood is approximately a 20-minute commute to downtown Boston by car and a 40-minute commute by train via the Green Line.
The south end of Commonwealth includes the eastern half of Boston College's campus. The Chestnut Hill Reservoir abuts the campus and is considered one of the most scenic and enjoyable driving locations in the city. This area of Commonwealth is also home to the Reilly Memorial Recreation Center, a park with swimming pools, wading pools, an ice rink and a playground, a place perfect for family outings.
Commonwealth has an array of eclectic eateries and dive bars, a Boston Sports Club and a Whole Foods Market.
The north end of Commonwealth offers a close commute to the Charles River, a great place for canoeing and kayaking. The river provides great views of MIT and Harvard University, and the riverbank has a 3-mile running trail known as the Esplanade. The Esplanade provides scenic views of Boston and the surrounding area.