Although growing fancier by the year, Central Square has kept its distinct, rather gritty identity. Over the past decade or so, the former working-class area has become a desirable location for young professionals—high-priced condos and the ubiquitous chains have followed. On the plus side, so have some great restaurants and bars, making it a popular spot for going out. Once you’ve had your fill of Central Square, check out our guides to the best restaurants in Boston, best live music in Boston, and best museums in Boston.
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