Boston's Seaport District only a few years ago now consisted primarily of wharves and parking lots. Slated for massive development before the 2008-2010 recession hit, that promise is being realized. It has been totally transformed into a bustling neighborhood full of luxury full-service condo buildings, great shopping and restaurants, along with gleaming office buildings. And you can stroll along the HarborWalk or visit the Institute of contemporary Art (ICA).
Because of continuing development under way, as well as new city infrastructure and transportation, buying a condo or home here is a great investment move.
Used to be that the only reason to visit the Boston Seaport District was to eat at few old-school restaurants in the Seaport, like Jimmy's Harborside. Now there are a panoply of great new and innovative restaurants and shopping (see below).
If you're in the mood to get out and enjoy being along the water, take a stroll on the HarborWalk, which lines all of the shores along the Harbor. Or visit the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), whose "visionary building captures the stimulation of contemporary culture and the excitement of a revitalized Boston waterfront."
Go to One Boston Place, a collection of two city blocks worth of higher end shopping and restaurants.
Boston's Seaport District is served by Boston Public Schools.
Boston's Seaport District mass transit includes the MBTA Silver Line, which starts at South Station, has three stops in the Seaport, and ends at Terminal A at Logan Airport. There is also the Red Line at the West Broadway Station at the edge of South Boston. It is very walkable to the Financial District and to the Boston Waterfront neighborhood. It's a very short drive or cab ride to Logan International Airport via I-93 as well as via the Silver Line. It's also very close to the Mass Pike.