The city weaves its long history into its vibrant neighborhoods. Its parks and gardens connect these Boston neighborhoods as does its extensive transportation system. Its physical benefits combine with its rich cultural and educational facilities to make it one of the most “livable” cities in the world. A quick look at these neighborhoods provides a link with the history of Boston’s development and continuing cultural and economic appeal. The city offers a wonderful mix of historic renovated brownstones, grand and gracious single family homes, extravagant condominiums, and luxury high rises/full service buildings with all conceivable amenities. Information on ALL properties is available upon request.
Historic Back Bay & Beacon Hill
Back Bay and Beacon Hill are considered Boston’s most expensive neighborhoods, with a broad range of residences, retail options and top-rated restaurants. Five east and west corridors run the length of the Back Bay: Beacon Street (closest to the Charles River), Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue Mall (a grand boulevard), and Newbury and Boylston streets.
These residential neighborhoods have the benefit of city life with nearby theaters, the Boston Symphony, upscale shopping and restaurants, the State House, charming gas-lit Charles Street, downtown and the financial district.
- Single family townhouses range in price from $3M -$35M.
- Condominium residences in brownstones with high end finish range in size. Some boutique residences in larger brownstones have an on-site concierge service with prices ranging from $700 per square foot (sq ft) to $2,000/sq ft.
- Condominiums in large, full service buildings, such as The Carlton House, The Four Seasons, Trinity Place, Le Jardin, and many more luxury buildings, range in price from $800/sq ft-$2500/sq ft.
North End & The Waterfront
The North End is the oldest neighborhood district in the city. Itâ€™s the birthplace of the American Revolution, with many historic sites like the Old North Church, and is located steps from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The North End is known as Little Italy for its Italian-American population, delicious restaurants, authentic cafes and specialty boutiques.
The Waterfront borders the historic North End, and has several renovated marina wharf complexes that have been converted into luxury residential condominiums, some with luxury hotel services. In addition to the rehabbed wharf buildings, including Lewis Wharf , Burroughs Wharf, and Battery Wharf, there are many new residential buildings being built on the waterfront. The prices on these luxury residences range from $650/sq ft – $1700/sq ft.
Home to elegant Victorian brick row houses from the 1800s, the South End blends many of the best elements of the city, and has one of the most diverse populations in Boston. Some of the city’s finest dining can be found on the South Endâ€™s Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue or Washington Street. The Calderwood Pavilion for performing arts is also in this area, as well as the Boston Center for the Arts, the Boston Ballet, upscale boutiques and eclectic art galleries. A strip block south of Washington Street, known as SOWA is the emerging artist colony lined with studios and galleries.
The splendid Victorian brownstones have been converted into single family townhouses or condominiums. Several new, full service concierge buildings have been built in the South End, including The Bryant, Columbus Lofts, Atelier_505. Several contemporary loft-style residential buildings with very open floor plans are available as well.
This Boston neighborhood is home to the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) and has been experiencing dramatic development in the past two decades. Additionally, the Navy Yard has been undergoing extensive renovation and construction of water-side condominiums, luxury townhouses and new office spaces. The Bunker Hill residential area above the Navy Yard is within close proximity to the downtown business district, with the advantage of the calm and peaceful vibe of a small New England town.
Seaport District, Fort Point Channel, and South Boston
Fort Point Channel is a maritime channel separating South Boston from downtown Boston. The United States Courthouse is located here, as well as Fan Pier, a mix-use development with luxury condos slated to be completed in the next few years.
South Boston is within walking distance of the South End and the financial district. This area has experienced a major increase in popularity and in property values due to its close proximity to downtown Boston. The west side of South Boston is home to the first eco-friendly LEED Certified residences, The Macallen Building. And the Seaport District, near the Boston Waterfront, has several new luxury hotels, The Boston Convention Center and the World Trade Center – all new construction developments that have raised area property values.