Allston features a hip vibe, for a low cost

As a young professional, you might not be ready to give up the party life, so investing in real estate in Boston that offers safety and entertainment may be worthwhile. While some may say Allston lacks the hipster quality it once had, recent projects look to revamp the neighborhood and position it for a cultural renaissance.

A new construction project looks to bring approximately 2,000-square feet of living space to the community, complete with a movie theater, a club center and, on top of a new housing complex, a recycled synthetic grass roof deck where yoga classes will be held.

There may be additional projects slated for construction in Allston down the line, but you can find affordable housing today. While the average asking real estate price in the 02134 ZIP code is currently $471,200, many sellers have settled, and the average real estate sale price is $280,717, according to ZipDataMaps.

You don't need to move to a wealthy neighborhood to enjoy life in the Hub, and Allston proves this with its diverse entertainment outlets and growing culinary scene.