I haven't lived there in 10 years, but it still has a piece of my heart.
  1. Being a student surrounded by other students.
    You can't go anywhere and not meet someone new.
  2. Cobblestone sidewalks.
  3. The T.
    Yes, it was always late. But BART doesn't have the same heart.
  4. Coolidge Corner.
    If every weekend consisted of going to Zaftig's and the Brookline Booksmith, I would be happy.
  5. The omnipresence of Red Sox fans.
    I didn't know until I moved to Boston how serious people could be about baseball. It makes you feel, in a deep way, like you are part of something.
  6. History, everywhere.
  7. The Boston Public Library.
  8. Boston accents.
    I like it when people sound faintly like Denis Leary.
  9. Old fashioned ice cream shops.
    JP Licks, Emack & Bolio's, Toscanini's, Cabot's.
  10. Summer nights.
    Sure, it's humid and muggy, but the city clears out and, and drinking Sam Summer on a rooftop in Allston is all you need for a magical night.