Parks and Open Spaces

Having a place to exercise and be physically active is important to your health.

Your neighborhood has a lot of open space and parks along The Fenway.

Safety

Whether your community, including its parks and open spaces, is safe can affect how much you exercise.

Within the 12 Wellness Trail Neighborhoods, Fenway has the lowest rate of non-fatal assault-related gunshot and stabbing victims.

Closeness to Highways

Your proximity to highways affects your risk for asthma and cardiovascular disease.

“Busy” roadways have over 18,000 cars on an average week day. Fenway is not close to any major highways although it does have a highly trafficked area near the Longwood hospitals on nearby Boylston Street (42,000 cars per average week day) and Brookline Avenue (23,000 cars per average week day).

Healthy Food

Eating healthy reduces your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it can depend on your ability to find healthy food stores in your neighborhood.

In Fenway there are several places where you can buy healthy food: grocery stores and 4 community gardens, however, community gardens often have wait lists and there are no Farmers Markets in your area.