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Encyclopedia > Longwood Medical and Academic Area
View over Longwood Medical Area, facing Huntington Avenue, overlooking Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and one building of Brigham and Womens' Hospital.
View over Longwood Medical Area, facing Huntington Avenue, overlooking Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and one building of Brigham and Womens' Hospital.

Longwood Medical and Academic Area (also known as Longwood Medical Area, LMA, or just Longwood) is a section of Boston with a high density of hospitals, colleges, and biomedical research centers. LMA straddles the Fenway-Kenmore and Mission Hill neighborhoods and is centered on Longwood Avenue as it runs between Huntington Avenue and the Riverway. Both intersections have an MBTA Green Line trolley stop: Longwood at Brookline (Green Line "D" Branch) and Longwood Medical Area at Huntington (Green Line "E" Branch). Image File history File linksMetadata View-over-lma. ... Image File history File linksMetadata View-over-lma. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Fenway-Kenmore is a neighborhood (sometimes thought of as two neighborhoods) in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mission Hill is a one square mile neighborhood of approximately 18,000 people in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Longwood Station is a stop on the D branch of the MBTAs Green Line. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... Categories: Stub | Boston subway ... The E Branch or Arborway Branch is a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ...


An organization called MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.), made up of the major institutions in the area, provides shared services (telecommunications, parking, shuttle buses, and the like) for its parent organizations. Its 19 members (all Longwood-area institutions) include the following hospitals:

and schools: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the three major teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. ... Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Childrens Hospital Boston is a hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, adjacent to Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. ... Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute. ... The Joslin Diabetes Center is a prestigious American medical institution located in the Longwood Medical Area section of Boston. ...

Historically, the area was once residential housing with small medical institutions interspersed among the large lots. It wasn't until the 1950's when the surrounding area began a slow decline did most of the instiutions grow by leaps and bounds to what they are today. Harvard Medical built a new library in the middle of a connecting street and Harvard School of Public Health built a large auditorium across its Huntington Avenue front that stretched the whole block. Brigham and Women's bought and filled in all of its Francis Street frontage with impenetrable street-wall without exterior doors and windows only above the second floor. Shield of Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Harvard School of Dental Medicine Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Harvard School of Public Health The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is Harvard Universitys School of Public Health. ... MassArt, August 2005 Massachusetts College of Art (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. ... Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the largest colleges of pharmacy in the United States. ... Simmons College is a liberal arts womens college in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally accredited institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Various people, including journalists and the leaders of neighborhood associations, levied criticism that these institutions turned their back on the surrounding neighborhoods, often walling off large sections of institutional land with mid-rise buildings without public access. Recent years has seen a marked change in institutional planning with an effort to add public open space. While surrounding neighborhoods remain heterogeneous both ethnically and economically, the presence of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area has inevitably caused a degree of urban gentrification with a subsequent rise in rents and property values. A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... Look up Heterogeneous in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...



Neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts

Allston/Brighton · Back Bay · Beacon Hill · Charlestown · Chinatown · Dorchester · Downtown Crossing · East Boston · Fenway-Kenmore · Government Center · Hyde Park · Jamaica Plain · Longwood · Mattapan · Mission Hill · North End · Roslindale · Roxbury · South Boston · South End · West End · West Roxbury Houses on Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill. ... Allston is a section of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, located in the western part of the city. ... Brighton is a section of the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Aerial view of Back Bay, Boston including the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower with MIT and Cambridgeport across the Charles River. ... 2nd Harrison Gray Otis House, 85 Mount Vernon Street. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... The Beach Street gate into Bostons Chinatown. ... 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Dorchester in the lower left hand corner. ... Downtown Crossing is a shopping district in Boston, Massachusetts, located due south of the Boston Common and west of the Financial District. ... East Boston was annexed by the City of Boston in 1636 and is separated from the rest of the city by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... Fenway-Kenmore is a neighborhood (sometimes thought of as two neighborhoods) in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Government Center is a city square and plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, bounded by Cambridge, Court, Congress, and Sudbury Streets. ... Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jamaica Plain, commonly known as JP, is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mattapan is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Mission Hill is a one square mile neighborhood of approximately 18,000 people in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Image of the North End, Boston neighborhood. ... Roslindale is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, with the ZIP Code 02131. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mural in South Boston South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The West End of Boston, Massachusetts is a neighborhood bounded generally by Cambridge Street to the south, the Charles River to the west and northwest, Martha Road and Lomasney Way on the north and northeast, and Staniford Street on the west. ... Founded in 1630 (contemporaneously with Boston), West Roxbury, Massachusetts was originally part of the town of Roxbury and was mainly used as farmland. ...

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