Communities - Boston

Boston | Back Bay | Beacon Hill | Midtown | North End | Seaport District | South End Theatre District | Waterfront


BOSTON
Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding. One stop, former meeting house Faneuil Hall, is a popular marketplace.

The City of Boston is a thriving city that is famous for its cultural top educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630, and as a city in 1822, is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England.

For more information on the City of Boston
City of Boston Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/
Boston Residents: https://www.boston.gov/moving
Boston Resident Taxes: https://www.boston.gov/departments/tax-collection
Boston Residents Housing/Property: https://www.boston.gov/buying-and-owning-home
Fun and Informative: https://www.boston.com/


BACK BAY
The plan of Back Bay, by Arthur Gilman of the firm Gridley James Fox Bryant, was influenced by Haussmann's renovation of Paris, with wide, parallel, tree-lined avenues unlike anything seen in other Boston neighborhoods. Historic Back Bay is bordered by the Charles River on the north, the Public Garden on the East, Columbus Avenue on the south and Kenmore Square to the West. Famous for rows of Victorian brownstones, Newbury Streets famous shopping, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Running along the Charles River, Concerts on the Esplanade. The famous Commonwealth Avenue Mall of trees running down the center has some of the cities most prestigious residences, pied-à-terre to 5 story residences.

Newbury Street Shopping: https://www.newburystboston.com/
Boston Public Library: http://www.bpl.org/
Trinity Church: https://www.trinitychurchboston.org/
French Library: http://frenchculturalcenter.org/


BEACON HILL
It is a neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gaslit streets and brick sidewalks. Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. The distinguished Massachusetts State House is in a prominent location at the top of the hill, often referred to as "Beacon Hill”.

Famous Louisburg Square is know for its most prestigious address access to a private park and next to Acorn Street know to be the most frequently photographed street in country. Beacon Hill is bound by Storrow Drive, and Cambridge, Bowdoin, Park and Beacon Streets. About 1/6 of a square mile, and situated along the Charles River Esplanade to the west, just north of Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. Beacon Hill has three sections: the south slope, the north slope and the "Flat of the Hill”.

Construction of homes began in earnest at the turn of the century, freestanding mansions, symmetrical pairs of houses, and row houses.

The Freedom Trail: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/state-house.shtml
Black Heritage Trail: http://maah.org/boston_campus.htm
Suffolk University: http://suffolk.edu/


MIDTOWN
Eastern edge of the Boston Common is a revitalized, urban neighborhood known as Midtown. Popular with its nightlife, Theater District walkable neighborhood boasts the chic W Hotel and residences anchoring one end of the district and the elegant Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences at its opposite end.

Midtown residential is almost entirely of contemporary condominiums with a few renovated lofts renovated from late 19th-century office and manufacturing buildings. Midtown's theaters, restaurants, boutique hotels and chic condominium developments, including among many The Ritz-Carlton Residences, 45 Province Street, Millennium Place, and Millennium Tower.

Serviced by the MBTA's red, orange and green lines, Midtown is just steps from the 50 acres of green that comprise the center stone in this city's famed Emerald Necklace of parklands, the historic Boston Common. In recent years, Midtown has become a choice neighborhood for Boston's young professionals.

Midtown: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/boston-common.shtml
Boston Common: https://www.boston.gov/parks/boston-common


NORTH END
The North End is the city’s oldest neighborhood and oldest residential community since it was settled in the 1630s.

Small, only 0.36 sq. miles the neighborhood has approximately one hundred various establishments. Know for its Italian American population and dining.

The community is ringed by Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, while Hanover Street is the main north-south thoroughfare through the community. North Washington Street runs along the community's western edge. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway occupies the space of the former above ground Central Artery, while the North End Parks and the Paul Revere Mall (The Prado) are other major public spaces within the North End.

St. Leonards Church: http://saintleonardchurchboston.org/
Old North Church: http://oldnorth.com/
Paul Rever House: https://www.paulreverehouse.org/
…too many fabulous restaurants to list: http://www.northendboston.com/


SEAPORT DISTRICT
100 year old warehouses and contemporary architecture complimented by the new Harbor Way promenade from Summer Street to the waters edge. The Seaport is the newest highly desirable area for Boston luxury real estate. Boston’s newest mixed-use neighborhood, full of office buildings, luxury condominiums, retail stores, cultural offerings and restaurants. Across from downtown, right off of the highway, and a short T ride to the airport. Also known as the South Boston Waterfront and Innovation District, the Seaport District includes the area just east of the Fort Point Channel. The area is also known by its neighborhood names, including Seaport Place, Fort Point, Fan Pier and Liberty Wharf. Small gardens are located throughout the Seaport District and the Harborwalk extends along its piers, designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor.

Luxury lofts, residential and visitor expansion, extensive new dining options from small larger restaurant developments.

https://www.bostonseaport.xyz/
Institute of Contemporary Art: https://www.icaboston.org/
Children's Museum: http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: http://www.bostonconventioncenter.com/
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (Previously the Bank of America Pavilion): http://www.bostonpavilion.net/
Boston Design Center: http://bostondesign.com/


SOUTH END
The South End lies south of the Back Bay, northwest of South Boston, northeast of Roxbury, north of Dorchester, and southwest of Bay Village. Despite the name, it is not directly south of the center of downtown Boston. Developed in the mid-19th century around a series of fountained squares, the South End neighborhood was the home of many of Boston's well-to-do residents before the tidal marsh to the North was filled in, creating the Back Bay. Marked by rows of bow-front houses, the South End has seen a gentrification occur over the past two decades.

Known for it’s embrace of the arts in its SoWa district of art and design, and abundance of current styles of cuisine. Housing in the South End can be as simple as a self-contained studio or elaborate as a Union Park townhouse restored to all its 19th-century glory. The South End also is home to many of Boston's full-service, doorman buildings.

SoWa Marketplace: https://sowavintagemkt.com/
http://www.south-end-boston.com/


WATERFRONT
Located next to the North End of Boston the Waterfront follows the shoreline of Boston Harbor and Fort Point Channel. Once a bustling hub for manufacturing and storage, today the Waterfront is home to the some of the most exclusive properties in the City. The wharfs have been refurbished into luxury condominiums, new construction townhouses offering breath taking views of Boston Harbor and City Skyline. The Waterfront neighborhood is highly sought after for its proximity to Boston's Financial District rich in historical sites.
  • Historic Harbor views
  • Repurposed warehouses and manufacturing buildings have been turned loft-style residences
  • Walk from the new Harbor-walk from Chelsea Creek to the Neponset River, East Boston, Charlestown, North End, Downtown, South Boston and Dorchester
  • Rich in Culture: the USS Constitution, the Aquarium, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Children’s Museum, JFK Library, Paul Revere Trail
  • Walk to the North End, Faneuil Hall, famous TD Garden (Boston Garden to us townies).

Trolly Tours: https://www.trolleytours.com/boston
New England Aquarium: http://www.neaq.org/
Faneuil Hall Marketplace: https://faneuilhallmarketplace.com/
Harborwalk: http://www.bostonharbornow.org/
Boston Harbor Cruises: http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/commuters/hingham-to-boston/

Bebe (Christine) Lagrotteria McCarron
Residential Sales & Leasing
617.640.2234