Best Neighborhoods in Boston

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At VeryApt we've created guides to help give you a sense of the different neighborhoods that Boston has to offer. Each of our guides is the product of our own research and renter reviews from our platform. If you're overwhelmed with choices, a good place to start is our apartment finder!
Boston often feels like a small town, but with all the perks of city life. The metro area consists of several top-tier universities, employers, a diverse culinary scene, and it is also ever-evolving. It is a city on the verge of many technological advancements, while also staying true to its traditions and being proud of its roots. From the Old North Church to Fenway Park to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston is a city engulfed with culture and rich in pride.

Where to Live in Boston

Downtown Boston
The Heart of Historic Boston
South Boston
Friendly and Hopping
Allston Perfect for Students
Back Bay Boston Sophistication
Beacon Hill Upscale Boston Living
Brighton Vibrant and Youthful Community
Brookline Ranked Best Suburb
Cambridge Academia Lifestyle
Charlestown The Oldest Neighborhood in Boston
Chelsea A Quaint Suburb
Chinatown Bustling with Energy
Dorchester Boston's Largest Neighborhood
Dorchester Center Rich in History and Culture
East Boston Residential Living, Great Water & Skyline
Fenway/Kenmore Signature Boston
Financial District Thriving Hub for Business and Commerce
Harvard Square Intellectual and Offbeat Atmosphere
Hyde Park Friendly Suburban Lifestyle
Jamaica Plain "Eden of America"
Melrose Open Spaces and Natural Features
Mission Hill Known for its Brick Rowhouses and Triple-Decker Homes
Newton Quiet Community, Gateway to Colleges
North End Boston's Little Italy
Quincy Rich in History and Culture
Roxbury "Heart of Culture in Boston"
Roxbury Crossing Densely Urban Neighborhood
South End Hip Community
Waltham Historical Community
Wellesley Residential Suburban Area Home to Babson College
West End Blend of Old and New Boston