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Boston Neighborhood Guide

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill MapThe iconic brownstone apartments on Beacon Hill offers luxurious living in a charming, historic neighborhood. One of Boston's most beloved areas, this 19th-century residential neighborhood is situated directly north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden, bounded by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Luxury apartments in Beacon Hill are only a short walk from the Esplanade, Financial District, and Faneuil Hall. Beacon Hill is home to Massachusetts' gold-domed State House, Cheers, and the Museum of African American History.

Charles Street is the neighborhood's main street and is filled with antique shops and neighborhood services. Beacon Hill’s brick sidewalks, narrow cobblestone alleyways that reveal hidden gardens, gas lanterns, boutiques, and luxurious townhomes and brownstone apartments make this a truly unique location.

Beacon Hill is especially beautiful in the spring, as canopied pear trees bloom and adorn the streets with fallen flower petals. Renting an apartment in Beacon Hill offers easy access to fine dining, entertainment, shopping, history, and natural beauty. Accessible by the MBTA stations at Government Center, Park Street and Charles Street, Beacon Hill is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

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South Boston MapSouth Boston

South Boston, affectionately known as “Southie,” has seen a tremendous change in demographics over the past twenty years. As a flood of young professionals and families move into the neighborhood, an influx of new retailers and restaurants to serve the needs of the changing population are moving into the area. Now, South Boston has a growing number of exciting restaurants, unique boutiques, and cute cafes. This active neighborhood offers multiple spin studios, yoga studios, and gyms.

South Boston’s natural amenities are some of the best in the city. Take a trip to Castle Island (a peninsula, really) to enjoy what many consider to be one of the best parks in Boston. Explore jogging trails, take a swim, or relax on the sand. This is the perfect place for a scenic picnic! Or head over to Carson Beach, one of the best beaches for swimming around the city. While rents in South Boston have increased dramatically, the area is still less expensive than Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and most of the South End.

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Fenway MapThe Boston Red Sox’s world famous Fenway Park makes the Fenway one of the most visited areas of Boston. Although one of the last urban neighborhoods of the city to be developed, the Fenway has quickly become the anchor of Boston's cultural scene. Fenway/Kenmore apartment rentals are steps from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Symphony Music Hall, The Massachusetts Horticultural and Historical Societies, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Boston Opera. Additionally, the Fenway is a hub of education. Emmanuel, Wheelock and Simmons colleges, the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music, the Massachusetts College of Art, Northeastern University and a large portion of Boston University are located there, making Fenway luxury apartments quite popular among graduate students and young professionals.

Fenway/Kenmore is a home run for young professionals seeking Boston luxury apartments. Situated between Fenway Park and the Massachusetts Turnpike is Boston's popular nightlife district, Lansdowne Street. Enjoy live music at the House of Blues, bowl with friends at Jillian’s upscale bowling alley, or check out the Bleacher Bar, complete with a view into Fenway Park. Groceries and general supplies are easy to come by, with Whole Foods at Symphony as well as Shaws and the Prudential Center just steps away.

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Back Bay

Boston’s famous Back Bay neighborhood is a true urban gem that offers visitors and residents alike, a diverse range of experiences to enjoy. Take a stroll through historic streets to admire the grand, infamous brownstone buildings that line the cityscape. One of the most interesting things about Back Bay is that all of it is constructed on reclaimed land from the Charles River, making it a unique sight to see.

Undoubtedly, the cuisine in Back Bay is outstanding. As a foodie haven, there is an extensive range of restaurants that cater to all tastes. Oleana and Earl’s Kitchen + Bar offer fabulous upscale dining, while Uni is hailed as one of the best sushi restaurants in the city. Culture is also a massive part of Back Bay's appeal. The city’s beloved Boston Public Library is situated in Back Bay and is one of the largest public libraries in the United States. The neighborhood is also home to the Trinity Church, known for its stunning architecture and breathtaking stained glass windows.

The area is alive with possibilities, whether you are looking for entertainment or relaxation. Meander through the picturesque, tree-lined Newbury Street, taking in its upscale shops and boutiques. For outdoor enthusiasts, stroll along the Charles River Esplanade, where you can enjoy a peaceful bike ride or scenic walk. Fenway Park is another highlight and is the oldest baseball stadium in the United States.

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Jamaica Plain

Boston’s Jamaica Plain is a beautiful and diverse neighborhood located to the southwest of the city center. This urban enclave offers visitors and residents a warm, welcoming ambiance and a plethora of sights and activities to explore. One of the most exciting facts about Jamaica Plain is that it was once an agricultural town before becoming a part of Boston.

Jamaica Plain is home to some of the city’s most beloved authentic restaurants, including some of the best Latin American cuisine in Boston. Fiore’s Bakery is a neighborhood institution, offering delicious Italian bread and other baked goods. Canary Square is one of the most popular spots to take in a great meal and a drink with friends. The culture of Jamaica Plain thrives, and it's home to one of Boston's most beloved attractions, the Arnold Arboretum. This vast botanical garden features a wide range of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, making it the perfect place to take a relaxing walk, meander on a bike, or catch a picnic with family, friends and pets.

There are also plenty of opportunities to stay active in Jamaica Plain. Check out the Jamaica Pond park's walking and running trail, tennis courts, and boating options on the pond. The Samuel Adams Brewery is another highlight, offering visitors an opportunity to sample some outstanding beers and to learn about the brewing process.

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North End

Boston's North End neighborhood is a historic Italian district and one of the city's most charming cultural destinations that one could ever come across. The narrow streets and red-brick buildings are lined with many family-owned cafes, bakeries, and restaurants, making the North End a mecca for authentic Italian cuisine in Boston.

North End is home to some of the best Italian bakeries in the city. The neighborhood's famous pastry shops offer tempting desserts, including the world-renowned classic cannoli from Mike's Pastry. From fantastic tiramisu to spectacular pizza, the North End's restaurants deliver an authentic Italian experience. Culture in North End is at the heart of the neighborhood, and it's also home to The Paul Revere House and the Old North Church- significant historical sites from the American Revolution. The famous narrow streets of the North End celebrate Italian-American history with their enchanting architecture and commemorations.

North End boasts numerous attractions and activities. Visit the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a lush public park situated on the neighborhood's western edge. For those who want to venture into Boston's waters, take in the stunning views of the city skyline on a dazzling sailboat ride from the harbor.

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South End

Boston's South End neighborhood is a vibrant and trendy area, located just a short distance from the city center. Once known for its warehouses and factories, South End has blossomed into a trendy and lively urban district, known for its unique Victorian-era architecture, trendy boutiques and restaurants.

The South End has a booming culinary scene, offering a wide range of diverse and innovative flavors. You can find several of the best restaurants in the city here, from the renowned Southern-inspired cuisine of The Beehive to South End Buttery, a cozy cafe and bakery. The area also features an extensive number of popular brunch spots to cater to your breakfast cravings. The South End is also a mecca for culture and art. The neighborhood is home to several galleries and studios showcasing local artists' works, the SoWa markets, and the Boston Center for the Arts, a center for cultural events hosting performances and exhibitions.

For those looking for activities, the South End has plenty to offer. Take a stroll along the neighborhood’s leafy streets; take a bike ride in the Southwest Corridor Park, a four-mile stretch that spans the entire neighborhood. Visit the attractive Boston Sports Club Gym for an intense workout.

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