Commonly associated with the bordering neighborhood of Allston, Brighton comprises a largely residential neighborhood immediately north of Boston College. As such, the area hosts a large population of students and young professionals. The student demographic keeps costs of dining, shopping, and entertainment relatively low. For delicious Greek food, try Esperia Grill. Irish Village or The Castlebar are great places to meet some locals and enjoy a tasty beverage. Nearby Chestnut Hill offers a great space for picnics, distance running, and other outdoor pursuits. To learn about the surrounding area’s history, spend an afternoon at The Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum.