Boston Waterfront's residential real estate is comprised almost solely of luxury full service condo buildings. It is not an official neighborhood, and as such, has no official boundaries. Bordered by the North End, and also the Financial District, it runs south down Commercial Street and continues down Atlantic Avenue and the Rose Kennedy Greenway until about Congress Street.
The Boston Waterfront was America's busiest port through most of the 17th, 18th, and much of the 19th century. Many of the wharves and other still existing structures (such as Quincy Market) date back to that time.
With the the replacement of the old Fitzgerald Expressway with the Rose Kennedy Greenway, this area has been provided with a glorious park.
Walk the Harborwalk along the water. Eat and drink at the many patio dining options there. Take a cruise out to the Harbor Islands or go whale watching. Go to the fabulous New England Aquarium. Stroll, picnic and otherwise enjoy the day on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a fabulous urban park that replaced the old elevated expressway that was named after her father, Boston Mayor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald.
Feed your seafood jones at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, or visit the rollicking Barking Crab on Northern Ave. Try Nebo Cucina on Atlantic for fabulous Italian or you can head to Congress Street for Smith & Wollensky's steakhouse or to Barbara Lynch's Menton.
Boston's waterfront is served by Boston Public Schools.
Boston's waterfront is served by the Blue line station at Aquarium, the Red line and Silver lines at South Station, and the Orange line at State Street. It is also very convenient to I-93 and the Mass Pike.
This is a great place to live if you work in the Financial District or anywhere downtown. Also reasonably near Mass General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Easy access to all highways, transportation, and Logan Airport.