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Living in Downtown Boston

Downtown is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 2,307 residents.

Downtown has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

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

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Walk Score of Downtown, Boston, MA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Norman B. Leventhal Park in Downtown, Boston

Norman B. Leventhal Park

Photo of George Thorndike Angell Memorial Square in Downtown, Boston

George Thorndike Angell Memorial Square

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Boston.

Downtown is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 95.

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

Downtown Boston Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 315 on A in the Downtown area
from $2,749
Studio
Walk Score 82
Rental info for The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf in the Downtown area
from $2,750
Studio
Walk Score 91
Rental info for Devonshire in the Downtown area
from $2,800
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 407 Washington Street in the Downtown area
$3,100
2 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for 120 Milk St in the Downtown area
$3,700
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 65 E India Row in the Downtown area
$3,650
2 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for 42 Beach Street in the Downtown area
$3,000
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 81 Essex Street - R in the Downtown area
$1,700
1 bed
Walk Score 98

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Boston neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

5 Downtown Crossing 97 100 82 949
6 Back Bay 97 98 88 21,929
7 Downtown 95 100 83 2,307
8 West End 95 100 83 5,951
9 South End 95 97 82 29,990

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 565 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 72 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Norman B. Leventhal ParkThe greatest portal fountain around & a favorite destination for people who work nearby.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Norman B. Leventhal Park

Transit Score of Downtown, Boston, MA

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Downtown Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 24 bus, 8 rail, 3 subway and 1 ferry lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 13 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Bike Score of Downtown, Boston, MA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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icon for bike shares in Downtown

Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial in Downtown, Boston

Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Photo of Dewey Square Park in Downtown, Boston

Dewey Square Park

Photo of Haymarket Station in Downtown, Boston

Haymarket Station

Photo of Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial in Downtown, Boston

Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Photo of Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial in Downtown, Boston

Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Photo of Garden of Peace in Downtown, Boston

Garden of Peace

thumbnail for George Thorndike Angell Memorial SquareEngraved on the side of this monument: "Our human societies are now sowing the seed of a harvest which will one of these days protect not only the birds of the air and beasts of the field, but also human beings as well."

Ian R Hutchinson
on George Thorndike Angell Memorial Square

thumbnail for Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution MemorialLearn some fun facts across the street from Boston Kebab House.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Downtown is Talking About...

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Photo of Green Space in Downtown, Boston

Green Space

Photo of Sorely Bakery Cafe in Downtown, Boston

Sorely Bakery Cafe

thumbnail for Haymarket StationLots of activity above at Washington & Winter Streets & transfer to the Orange & Red train lines & Charlie Card Store below.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Haymarket Station

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