Each Boston neighborhood has its own individual look and feel, that’s part of what makes Boston such a great city. Boston is a walkable city, and going from neighborhood to neighborhood by foot is not as time consuming as one would think – nonetheless, the city is well connected via the MBTA subway (commonly called the T). Let’s take a look at the neighborhoods of Boston, and the great condo options that are available to you. Click on a neighborhood to view new condo developments and/or featured listings.
Boston Condos : Back Bay
What once was stagnant water has been filled in to become one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in all of Boston proper. Filled with upscale restaurants and chic boutiques, the Back Bay is a quintessential delight. Streets such as Commonwealth Avenue, Marlborough, Exeter and others make the Back Bay a great place to call home.
Boston Condos : Beacon Hill
The narrow cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, historic homes, and quaintly tucked-away brick rowhomes make this neighborhood one of the stateliest in Boston. Old school, high-end, classy shopping and eating are standard fare on Beacon Hill, the last of the three original hills of Boston.
Boston Condos : Charlestown
Located on a peninsula north of downtown Boston, Charlestown was annexed by Boston in 1874, and is now home to multiple condo developments with commanding views of the Boston skyline.
Boston Condos : Chinatown
The Chinatown district of Boston is the only historic Chinatown in all of New England. Centered on Beach Street, the neighborhood borders Boston Common, Downtown Crossing, the South End, and the Massachusetts Turnpike. Chinatown is host to a vibrant community, as well as the New England Medical Center (including Tufts Dental School).
Boston Condos : Fenway
Fenway is a neighborhood bounded on the south by Mission Hill, the Back Bay Fens and Columbus Avenue, on the north by the Mass Pike, and on the west by Mission Hill. Fenway is one of the last middle class neighborhoods left in downtown Boston. The neighborhood is almost entirely comprised of five to six-story walk-up apartment buildings. The Fenway is home to multiple green spaces, Fenway Park, universities, and cultural attractions (Symphony Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum).
Boston Condos : Financial District
The Financial District of Boston is located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown. It is roughly bounded by Atlantic Avenue, State Street, and Devonshire Street (The district has no official definition, but the T subway station at Atlantic Avenue and State Street is officially designated “Aquarium/Financial District”). The area serves as a hub of professional business activity for the city.
Boston Condos : Leather District
The Leather District of Boston is a neighborhood near South Street, between the Financial District and Chinatown. Large ground floor windows mark the historic buildings in this neighborhood, used to display industry goods in the 1800s. The Leather District (occasionally referred to as the “LD”) is a tightly defined area bounded by Kneeland Street to the south, Essex Street to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the east and Lincoln Street to the west.
Boston Condos : Midtown
Revitalized in the recent past, Boston\?s Midtown neighborhood, with its boutique hotels, chic condo developments, restaurants, and lounges, is a popular destination for the city worker, as well as the night owl. Midtown offers the best that Boston has to offer, including the bustling shopping district of Downtown Crossing.
Boston Condos : North End
The North End of Boston is the oldest residential community in the city, where people have lived continuously since it was settled in the 1630s. In the early 20th century, it became the center of the Italian community of Boston. Today, it is still largely residential and well known for its small, authentic Italian restaurants. Of all the neighborhoods in Boston, the North End is the most European in look and feel.
Boston Condos : Seaport District
The section of South Boston north of First Street, known as the Seaport district, has been targeted for massive redevelopment (this area is also known as South Boston Waterfront). Today the neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of visual artists in New England. The area has diversified with recent condominium conversions and new construction.
Boston Condos : South End
The South End, with its blocks of Victorian brick row houses, upscale restaurants, and art galleries, is becoming one of the most popular places to live in Boston. Many of the row houses underwent renovation starting in the early 1980s, and today the neighborhood is filled with a diverse mix of families, young professionals, a gay and lesbian community, and a thriving artistic center.
Boston Condos : South Boston
Formerly a place of empty lots, abandoned buildings, and industrial activity, South Boston now has several hundred high-end condos, upscale restaurants, and new life. Perhaps one of the last areas in the city to undergo gentrification, South Boston is a hotbed of opportunity for the forward thinker.
Boston Condos : Waterfront
The Boston Waterfront has always been in a constant state of change, even today, as the Big Dig nears completion, the new Greenway will change the face of this area of the city. The area is adjacent to the North End and walking distance to the Financial District and Government Center, and is home to several luxury condo developments.
Boston Condos : West End
The West End of Boston 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 east. Beacon Hill is to the south, and the North End is to the east. The West End is comprised of a variety of housing types, as well as residents from all over the world, and medical professionals who work at the adjacent Massachusetts General Hospital.