Searching for a home in one of the East Coast’s oldest cities can be overwhelming—Boston is jam-packed with historical sights, cobblestone streets, fabulous restaurants, and luxury living. With a variety of eclectic neighborhoods, Boston truly has something for everyone! Here’s a guide to discovering which neighborhood might be the perfect place for you to call home.
For the Luxury-Seeker: Back Bay
One of the most exclusive residential communities in Boston, Back Bay is known for its high-end shopping along Newbury Street and stunning brownstones that line Commonwealth Avenue.
For the True Bostonian: Beacon Hill
This historic district is likely what you picture when Boston comes to mind. With gorgeous Federal-style homes located along brick sidewalks, this neighborhood has become one of Boston’s most desirable places to live.
For the History Lover: Charlestown
Located on the Charles River banks, this historic town offers incredible sights like the Bunker Hill Monument, the U.S.S. Constitution battleship, and Warren Tavern, the oldest bar in Massachusetts, which was frequented by George Washington and Paul Revere.
For the Up-and-Comer: East Boston
East Boston, or “Eastie,” wasn’t always considered a desirable neighborhood, but thanks to its recent development and waterfront location (conveniently near Logan Airport!), home prices are rising quickly. This is definitely an area to watch.
For the Tech-Savvy: Kendall Square
Located just over the Charles River in trendy Cambridge, Kendall Square is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is known as a major technology hub. It’s also home to IBM, Microsoft, and Google offices—perfect for the young tech industry professional.
For the Foodie: North End
If you love Italian food, the North End is the neighborhood for you! Iconic staples like Mike’s Pastry, Regina Pizzeria, and Tresca serve up world-class Italian baked goods, brick oven pizza, and gourmet meals. The historic Freedom Trail winds through the neighborhood, fitting for Boston’s oldest neighborhood—it was settled in the 1630s!
For the Condo Dweller: Boston Seaport
One of Boston’s most popular new areas, the Seaport District has seen stunning development in recent years with the construction of high-end luxury condos, such as Echelon Seaport, St. Regis Boston and Pier 4. Amazon brings in 2,000 new jobs in 2021 as it is leasing 430,000 square feet at 111 Harbor Way. With exciting shopping, dining opportunities and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), this is the place for luxurious city living.
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