The Allston-Brighton neighborhood is typically associated with college students — Boston has lots of them — because of its affordable apartments and vibrant social scene. But that doesn't mean every corner of the area is covered with only 18-year-olds. Allston-Brighton sits in a prime area of Boston's real estate, close to Fenway, beautiful Brookline and a short trip to Cambridge over the Charles River. Homes here have more to offer than just affordable housing for college kids as well. Check out these fantastic finds in both Allston and Brighton that'll change how you view the neighborhood.

276 Corey Rd., Unit 33

There's a lot of good packed into this small but stylish condo. At $400,000 and 690 square feet, the modern walk up features two bedrooms and one bathroom. It sits right on the Brookline border, so you'll be a bit farther away from the ruckus of the student-populated areas. An updated kitchen offers granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The living room has a picture window and hardwood floors and there's an in-unit washer and dryer. The best perks? A deeded parking spot and an outdoor swimming pool. 

For more on this listing, contact Chris Vietor of Keller Williams at (617) 909-9669 or visit 276corey.com.

15 Bellvista Rd., Unit 1

This Brighton mid-rise has stayed up-to-date while keeping its "old world charm." For $500,000, this condo had three bedrooms, one bathroom and roof access for panoramic city views — it's also available as a rental if you're not ready to commit so quickly. The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, antique glass doors and recessed lighting. The full bath has recently been updated with a modern sink and hand-laid tile and new windows and ceilings help this listing stay a cozy home. The area also couldn't get much more convenient: Coolidge Corner and Allston Village are both a short walk away, as are the B and C lines. 

For more on this listing, contact Keith Shapiro of Realty Executives Boston West at (508) 879-0660.

64 Allston St., Unit 5

At a reduced price and in an advantageous area, this one bedroom, one bathroom condo has everything you need. This second floor unit features an open-concept layout that makes its 581 square feet seem like much more. At $379,000, this cozy unit has a deeded off-street parking spot included. The updated kitchen offers granite counters and professional-grade Bosch appliances. Because it's right between Commonwealth and Brighton avenues, you'll be steps away from all the best eating, shopping and bars Allston has to offer, along with easy access to the Mass Pike and Storrow Drive. 

For more on this listing, contact Marcus Rezza of Boston Capital Management Inc. at marcus@bostoncapitalmanagement.net