Boston, a city also known as “A City of Neighborhoods” is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods. Boston’s strength and vitality are all rooted in her neighborhoods where cultures from all over the world are celebrated. All of these neighborhoods show Boston’s changing face, as this city has become a magnet for tourists. The people who have settled here make Boston the world-class city it is today. Check out this list of the top Boston neighborhoods.
The Back Bay is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world and it’s clear to see why that is so. Newbury Street, Boylston Street, and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with distinctive shops, popular restaurants and vintage homes making it a desirable destination for its residents and tourists. This attractive neighborhood houses the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to valuable architectures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. There are many places to eat and drink. This neighborhood is great to take a stroll or grab a coffee.
North End was home to the American Patriot, Paul Revere. Italian Americans and young professionals live here because they enjoy the neighborhood’s tight-knit feel and access to downtown. Tourists come to sample the Italian cuisine, enjoy a cappuccino, and explore its narrow streets. The North End grants access to Boston’s waterfront and supplies a place people can relax and walk in the Christopher Columbus Park which hosts a performing art series. There are also plenty of small successful custom shops that offer hats, food, and clothing.
South End is just minutes from Back Bay and is now more popular than ever. The neighborhood has attracted a diverse blend of young professionals and families. The South End has renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes along Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue, and Massachusetts Avenue. Small business owners also enjoy living in South End. They are supported by the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Fine restaurants, a thriving art community, and nearly 30 parks are in the South End neighborhood. There are cobblestone streets, an eclectic mix of fun and funky shops and restaurants, as well as good grocery and pharmacy stores. The area is dog-friendly and has many pet stores, while also housing the famous market “SOWA”. Tree-lined streets also provide a refreshing environment.
Beacon Hill is one of the oldest communities and gets its name from a beacon that stops on top of its hill to warn the locals about foreign invasion. Beacon Hill is one square mile in size and borders Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Its architecture reflects the old colonial Boston architecture with brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Charles Street has an abundance of old shops and trendy restaurants. It has been home to many famous Americans, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, and Senator John Kerry. Therefore, Beacon Hill is an amazing place for a walk downhill and uphill on cobblestones with gas lamps.