Downtown


Home to the city’s Financial District and Seaport


 

If any one neighborhood represents all that Boston has to offer, downtown is it. The economic and cultural significance of Boston is most apparent here—where business, government and nature intersect. The Public Garden and Boston Common help balance the business-driven feel of the area, and you are never far from shopping with Downtown Crossing and Faneuil Hall just a brisk walk away. Government Center serves as a transportation hub, as well as the site of Boston City Hall, City Hall Plaza and many state and federal office buildings.

The Financial District is one of the busier areas within Boston’s downtown. Not surprisingly, finance professionals flock here daily and help keep Atlantic Ave and State Street bustling all week long. High rises are commonplace: most are over 40 stories tall, while a few exceed 500 feet. Whether you work in the industry or simply like the feel of a big city, it’s a great location to live.

Downtown also encompasses the scenic Seaport area—known for its tasty seafood and al fresco dining in the summer months. Points of interest include the Christopher Columbus waterfront park and the New England Aquarium with its 200,000 gallon ocean tank. The Marina at Rowes Wharf offers luxury shopping, townhouses and offices, while the Boston Children’s Museum and Boston Tea Party Museum offer additional entertainment for residents and visitors.

Aside from being close to these unofficial neighborhoods, downtown residents have easy access to award-winning restaurants and the majority of Boston businesses. Students are also scattered throughout, with Emerson College and Suffolk University close by.

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