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Living in Charlestown Boston

Charlestown is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 16,132 residents.

Charlestown has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Downtown Crossing, Downtown, Chinatown and Bay Village.

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Walk Score of Charlestown, Boston, MA

Charlestown is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Photo of Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown Navy Yard

Photo of Winthrop Square in Charlestown, Boston

Winthrop Square

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Charlestown Boston.

Charlestown is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 82.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: North End, Chinatown and Bay Village.

Charlestown Boston Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Avalon North Point Lofts in the Charlestown area
from $1,765
Studio
Walk Score 81
Rental info for Harborview at the Navy Yard in the Charlestown area
$2,710
1 bed
Walk Score 70
Rental info for Archstone North Point in the Charlestown area
$3,058
1 bed
Walk Score 78
Rental info for Gatehouse 75 in the Charlestown area
from $2,800
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for 10 Glassworks Ave #310 in the Charlestown area
$2,220
Studio
Walk Score 81
Rental info for 1 Leighton St #472 in the Charlestown area
$2,600
1 bed
Walk Score 78
Rental info for Elm St & Payson Place in the Charlestown area
$2,200
3 bed
Walk Score 90
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100+ listings in Charlestown

Charlestown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Charlestown to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

12 Mission Hill 88 97 78 16,380
13 Allston 86 81 82 27,582
14 Charlestown 82 71 75 16,132
15 South Boston 81 65 69 33,607
16 East Boston 81 64 59 39,798

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 81 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Charlestown.

People in Charlestown can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Charlestown Navy YardTake a tour of the U.S.S. Constitution Old Ironside at the Boston Navy Yard.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Charlestown Navy Yard

Transit Score of Charlestown, Boston, MA

Charlestown has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Charlestown Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Charlestown has excellent public transportation and about 12 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Charlestown on public transit.

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Charlestown has about 7 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Bike Score of Charlestown, Boston, MA

Charlestown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of City Square Park in Charlestown, Boston

City Square Park

Photo of John Harvard Mall in Charlestown, Boston

John Harvard Mall

Photo of Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, Boston

Bunker Hill Monument

Photo of Charlestown Overlook Stairway to Heaven in Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown Overlook Stairway to Heaven

Photo of Edwards Playground in Charlestown, Boston

Edwards Playground

Photo of Peter Looney Park in Charlestown, Boston

Peter Looney Park

thumbnail for Winthrop SquareMonument in honor of the men of Charlestown who fought in the war of 1861 for the preservation of the union. Erected by the city in 1872.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Winthrop Square

Photo of Emmons-Horrigan-O'Neil Skating Rink in Charlestown, Boston

Emmons-Horrigan-O'Neil Skating Rink

Photo of Charlestown Public Library in Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown Public Library

Photo of Gardens for Charlestown in Charlestown, Boston

Gardens for Charlestown

Photo of Charlestown Working Theater in Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown Working Theater

thumbnail for John Harvard MallHistoric tree lined colonial grounds with plenty of seating & a small playground.

Ian R Hutchinson
on John Harvard Mall

Charlestown is Talking About...

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Photo of Bobby Delaney Play Lot in Charlestown, Boston

Bobby Delaney Play Lot

Photo of Patrick J. Kelly & Daniel P. McGoff Memorial Park in Charlestown, Boston

Patrick J. Kelly & Daniel P. McGoff Memorial Park

Photo of Keane Children's Center in Charlestown, Boston

Keane Children's Center

thumbnail for Bunker Hill MonumentGo to Monument Square Park to learn about the battle at Bunker Hill.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Bunker Hill Monument

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