Chinatown

Bustling with Energy
Chinatown is the cultural hub for Chinese culture and commerce. Historically, the area was once tidal flats - but today has been transformed into a thriving community brimming with shops, restaurants, and residential living. In Chinatown, naturally, there are many options to enjoy Asian cuisine - like dim sum palaces, dumpling houses, and seafood spots. Chinatown Gate is a tourist attraction that even the locals love. The entrance into Chinatown is marked by beautiful architecture - a photo op for the taking. The beginning of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a winding park in the community, starts at the Chinatown gate. A few blocks of this area are nicknamed the Leather District, where in the past leather manufacturing took place in large warehouses, and where today these spaces are being claimed by an emerging modern restaurant area.

There is a variety of choices for Asian cuisine in Chinatown. Restaurants to hit up include New Dong Khanh Restaurant, Shabu Zen, Gourmet Dumpling House, and The Q. Bars in the area host some of the best nightlife - including The Tam, Avery Bar, Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen, and Corner Pub. Chinatown is perfect for anyone looking for a neighborhood with an exciting personality, jam-packed with delicious Asian-inspired eateries.
What Chinatown Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
6.0
amenities
7.7
social
7.3
management
7.3
Median rents in Chinatown
Studio
$
3,060
1 Bedroom
$
3,350
2 Bedroom
$
4,840

Living in
Chinatown

Delicious Asian Cuisine
Cultural Hub
Great Low-Priced Food
Busy
Rich History
Dim Sum
Centrally Located
Students
Residential
Chinatown — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 2 neighborhood reviews)
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
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


Getting to Know
Chinatown

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Tremont St to John F Fitzgerald Expy
North to South Boundaries: Essex St to Herald St
dining
Chau Chow City
Cuong’s Vegan Sandwiches
Gourmet Dumpling House
Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant
Shojo
grocery
Ming’s Supermarket
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Boston Ultimate Fitness
parks
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
coffee
Caffè Nero
Tea Do Contemporary Tea House
bus
501/504/505 (bus)
9 (bus)
rail
Orange Line (metro)
South Station
parking
Patriot Parking
Pilgrim Parking One Greenway

Best Apartments
in Chinatown


Studio $2,927
1 Bed $3,751
2 Beds $4,751

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Studio $2,562
1 Bed $3,244
2 Beds $4,149

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1 Bed $2,450

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Studio $2,545
1 Bed $2,529
2 Beds $4,105

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Studio $2,812
1 Bed $3,195
2 Beds $4,612

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Nearby Neighborhoods

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Blend of Old and New Boston