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Boston Living: An Overview of Boston Neighborhoods

Boston Real estate #BostonRealEstate #BostonCondosBoston's many unique downtown neighborhoodseach having its own particular look, feel, and charm make the city an exceptionally appealing place to live. Thecity's neighborhoodsare highly walkable, and most are within close proximity to one another owing to its compact layout. Here's a condensedlook at some of themorecentrally located downtown Boston neighborhoods.For an old World Italian-European vibe, theNorth Endcan't be beat.With its many traditional produce, meat, and cheese stores, in addition to an abundance of stellarrestaurants and bakeries, this neighborhood won't disappointeven the fussiestgastronome. Street festivals are a tradition here in the summer months. Bordered by the historic wharves ofBostons Waterfrontand the new Rose Kennedy Greenway, there is easy access to natural settings. The many historic homes of the North Endhave been divided into condominiums.For a village feel,Beacon Hillis a perfect choice. This is another neighborhood with old world charm. With its many narrow cobblestone streets and homes that lookvery much like they did in the 1600s, walking this area can be like stepping way back in time. Antique shoppers know Charles Street Beacon Hill's main thoroughfare as the place to go. Many newer clothing boutiques and gift shops have also found their way onto Charles Street in more recent times. Near to theMassachusetts State House,the Boston Common,the Boston Public Garden,and theEsplanade, Beacon Hill is also within short walking distance of Back Bay, Midtown, and the theatre district. While many Beacon Hillhomes and condos have undergonerenovations, they retain many traditional details first installed by the affluent founders of the Beacon Hill neighborhood.There are alsoluxury and full-service residential buildings in Beacon Hill suchBowdoin Place, The Tudor, The Claflin Building, The Lincolnshire, and45 Province.Created in the latter half of the 19thcentury, Boston's Back Bayneighborhood drew the wealthiest members of society, with many of its homes and public buildings designed by some of the most noteworthy architects of the time. This was a big move forwardfrom its humble beginnings as a swamp the neighborhood was built onlandfill. It is home to theBoston Public Garden, the countrys first public garden, with its colorful andmeticulously landscaped flower gardens, majestic trees, and pond. Modern dayBack Bay is a high-end shoppers destinationand a mecca of fine dining, but also retains some of its favoritelow-brow shops and restaurants.Homes in Back Bayincludesplendid Victorian row houses, as well as Gothic, Queen Anne and Romanesque styles. There are also a good share ofrecentlyconstructed full-service luxury condo buildings,includingThe Mandarin-Oriental,the Clarendon Back Bay,The Belvedere, The Ritz Carlton Towers Boston, Trinity Place,360 Newbury,One Charles,Zero Marlborough,The Four Seasons,The Heritage-on-the-Garden,Carlton House andLe Jardin.Bostons Midtownwas not even thought of as a neighborhood ten years ago, but it has since evolved into a hubof luxury high-rise condos. The area isattractive to city dwellers cravingnightlife such as theater, cinema, and high end dining and drinking venues. Midtownis home to a multiplex cinema and directly adjacent to the Theatre District.The newest residential building, Millennium Tower, has just joined the otherfull service luxury condo buildings such asThe Ritz-Carlton Towers,Millennium Place, The Residences at the W and 45 Province.Bostons South End neighborhood hasan arts community that includes the SoWa (South of Washington) Art + Design District and the Boston Center for the Arts. With a friendly demeanor, a pet-friendly attitude, a wealth of green spaces, and and many popularrestaurants and bars, the vibe here is particularlylaid back for a city neighborhood. Tree-lined streets, red brick sidewalks, andbeautiful oldbrownstone homesadd to its abundantcharm. The SoWa section of the hood (South of Washington) has an open market for six months of the year withan outdoor farmers' market, artisans tents, a vintage market, food trucks and beer garden, and open artist studios. In addition to the many 1850s-era attached brownstone homes here (many luxuriously renovated), there are plenty of modern residential buildings. Recently constructed luxury condo buildings in Bostons South End include 285 Columbus Lofts, Wilkes Passage, D4, The Penmark,Atelier 505, 700 Harrison, SEPIA, Penny Savings Bank and others.Probably the most common thread running through all these neighborhoods is availability of good food. But asI mentioned, the layout of the city iscompac, and that makes it very easy to access art, theater, nature, music, and shopping from anywhere in the downtown neighborhoods.Are you thinking about where to live in Boston?Ifyou have questions about buying or sellingBoston condos or homes, call meat 617-584-9790. Orsend me an email via the blue link below.In my 24+ years in the Boston real estate market, Ive made it my priority to develop anextensive knowledge of the city, neighborhoods, buildings, people, and the many issues involved in the local real estate market. I have helped hundreds of people buy and sell homes, and I can help you, too. Boston real estate 

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