Downtown Boston

The Heart of Historic Boston
Downtown Boston is the busy epicenter of business, restaurants, retail, and nightlife. Historically it has been the longtime heart of the government since the 1700s. For reference, Downtown Crossing is a major intersection for both pedestrians and the T (underground transport).

Within Downtown, there are several historical attractions like the Freedom Trail, a popular destination. Other must-see sites include City Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace - a historic shopping center with both indoor and outdoor boutiques and retail stores - Old State House, and the Financial District. The parks in Downtown are also beautiful areas to enjoy the scene and include Rose Kennedy Greenway, Norman B. Leventhal Park, and Post Office Square. For grocery shopping convenience, the C-Mart Supermarket and Whole Foods Market are nearby.

Downtown is brimming with dining and nightlife. Restaurants include Neptune Oyster, Grotto, Blaze Pizza, Bistro du Midi, Maggiano's Little Italy, and Myers+Chang. Bars to grab a drink with friends include Porters Bar and Grill, Durty Nelly's, The Bell In Hand Tavern, Battery Park Bar & Patio, and Corner Pub. Downtown is perfect for people looking for a fast-paced lifestyle in the very historic heart of Boston.
What Downtown Boston Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
6.7
amenities
7.3
social
7.0
management
7.3
Median rents in Downtown Boston
Studio
$
2,775
1 Bedroom
$
3,390
2 Bedroom
$
4,400

Living in
Downtown Boston

Faneuil Hall
Center City
Boston Common
Public Transit
Great Restaurants and Bars
Expensive
Urban
Downtown Boston — 9/10 Rating (based on 6 neighborhood reviews)
It slows down at night. There are homeless people but as single female I never feel uncomfortable. They really keep to themselves and there are always other people around. The accessibility to public transportation is incredible.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Devonshire Apartments
There's a Chinatown grocery market nearby along with a movie theater, boston common, and easy access to the park street MBTA stop which makes it very easy to travel around Boston.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
660 Washington Apartments
Expensive but good part of town. Needs a better grocery store nearby, otherwise no complaints! Great place to live. Roommates exceptional.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Emerson Place
Chinatown has great cheap food. Sometimes it can feel unsafe at night, but during the day it feels ok. There is a big presence of med/dental students and employees of Tufts Medical center
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Metropolitan Rentals
The neighborhood is right next to the Charles River and Beacon Hill, two wonderful areas in Boston. The only grocery stores nearby are fairly expensive however.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Emerson Place
Close to public transit, close to work, close to the hospital, in a very active and social part of Boston.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Emerson Place


Getting to Know
Downtown Boston

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Boston Common to Boston Harbor
North to South Boundaries: Charles River to Herald St
dining
Al’s South Street Cafe
Neptune Oyster
Porters Bar & Grill
Sam LaGrassa’s
Sweetgreen
Wow Barbecue
grocery
C-Mart
J Pace & Son
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
fitness
Boston Sports Clubs
Boston Sports Clubs
Boston Ultimate Fitness
iYoga Boston
parks
Norman B Leventhal Park
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
coffee
Al’s State Street Cafe
Boston Brewin Coffee
bus
426/450 (bus)
501/504/505 (bus)
rail
Blue Line (metro)
Fitchburg Line (rail)
parking
Laz Parking One Beacon Garage
Pilgrim Parking, Inc. 101 Arch Street Garage

Best Apartments
in Downtown Boston


Studio $2,616
1 Bed $2,813
2 Beds $4,103

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Studio $2,155
1 Bed $2,505
2 Beds $3,520

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Studio $2,617
1 Bed $2,652
2 Beds $4,066

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Studio $2,369
1 Bed $2,576
2 Beds $3,787

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Studio $3,450
1 Bed $4,360
2 Beds $6,655

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