West End

Blend of Old and New Boston
West End is one of the smaller neighborhoods of Boston, blending both the old with the new. Early in its history, West End was typically left behind in attracting residents. This is far from the case today. West End is now dominated by modern high rises and vibrant social hubs scattered throughout the neighborhood. TD Garden is a huge attraction for the city as it is home to the Boston Celtics basketball team and the Bruins hockey team. This is perfect for fans of Boston sports, and the West End residents greatly enjoy being close to their favorite home teams. The Garden also hosts a variety of entertainment options, including ice-shows and large-scale concerts. There is also the Otis House Museum, a history museum that offers tours of the 1796 historic building.

West End offers great restaurants and bars as many of them are highly rated online. Restaurants in the area include Bishop's Mediterranean, Viva Burrito, Clink, and Causeway Boston. Bars to check out on nights out for a drink include Liberty Lobby Bar, Alibi, The Hill Tavern, Harvard Gardens, Porters Bar and Grill, and Ward 8. West End is a great spot for sports fans and anyone looking for a neighborhood that is a perfect blend of the old and new Boston.
What West End Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
6.0
value
6.0
amenities
5.0
social
6.0
management
7.0
Median rents in West End
Studio
$
2,670
1 Bedroom
$
3,360
2 Bedroom
$
4,335

Living in
West End

Great Location
TD Garden
Historic
Active
Expensive Rent
Well-Known Restaurants and Bars
Charles River
Safe
West End — 9/10 Rating (based on 3 neighborhood reviews)
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
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


Getting to Know
West End

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Charles River to N Washington St
North to South Boundaries: Charles River to Cambridge St
dining
Antonio’s Cucina Italiana
Halftime Pizza
Mulligans
Porters Bar & Grill
The Tip Tap Room
grocery
J Pace & Son
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
fitness
Boston Sports Clubs
ZONE5 Fitness
parks
The Clubs At Charles River Park
coffee
Bonne Chance Cafe & Bakery
Cuppacoffee
Starbucks
bus
426/450 (bus)
rail
Blue Line (metro)
E (light rail)
Fitchburg Line (rail)
Red Line (metro)
parking
Propark Garden Garage
Sp Plus Government Center

Best Apartments
in West End


Studio $2,205
1 Bed $2,580
2 Beds $3,545

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Studio $2,379
1 Bed $2,634
2 Beds $3,777

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Studio $2,305
1 Bed $2,710
2 Beds $3,530

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1 Bed $2,590
2 Beds $3,245

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1 Bed $2,000

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Studio $1,975

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