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Living in Downtown Boston

Downtown is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 9,358 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Chinatown - Leather District, Beacon Hill, North End, Bay Village, West End, South End and Thompson Square - Bunker Hill.

Nearby Downtown Apartments on Redfin

98 Walk Score of Downtown, Boston, MA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Filene's Construction in Downtown, Boston

Filene's Construction

Photo of Norman B. Leventhal Park in Downtown, Boston

Norman B. Leventhal Park

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Boston.

Downtown is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 98.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: Beacon Hill, Chinatown - Leather District and North End.

Downtown Boston Apartments for Rent

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Boston neighborhoods.




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3 North End 99 99 86 11,195
4 Bay Village 98 100 81 1,307
5 Downtown 98 100 79 9,358
6 South End 97 93 92 24,651
7 West End 97 100 89 4,062

Moving to Boston from another city?

thumbnail for Union Oyster House, Inc.The oldest continuously operated restaurant in America. JFK was a regular here.

on Union Oyster House, Inc.

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Photo of Hubway: Faneuil Hall - Union St. at North St. in Downtown, Boston

Hubway: Faneuil Hall - Union St. at North St.

Photo of Congress St @ North St in Downtown, Boston

Congress St @ North St

Photo of Haymarket in Downtown, Boston


79 Bike Score of Downtown, Boston, MA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.


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Photo of George Thorndike Angell Memorial Square in Downtown, Boston

George Thorndike Angell Memorial Square

Photo of Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial in Downtown, Boston

Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Photo of Mike & Patty's in Downtown, Boston

Mike & Patty's

Photo of A Pocket Park in Downtown, Boston

A Pocket Park

Photo of Winter Street in Downtown, Boston

Winter Street

Photo of Family Probate Court House in Downtown, Boston

Family Probate Court House

thumbnail for Tremont Temple Baptist ChurchThis is a great temple baptist church, its a beautiful temple, stop in say a prayer, great location and very easy to get too.

Voula Paras
on Tremont Temple Baptist Church

Photo of Resting Stop in Downtown, Boston

Resting Stop

Photo of MBTA in Downtown, Boston


Photo of City Hall Farmers Market in Downtown, Boston

City Hall Farmers Market

Photo of Tai Tung Park in Downtown, Boston

Tai Tung Park

thumbnail for Chinatown Park WaterfallBamboo lined walking path along the water at Chinatown Park.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Chinatown Park Waterfall

Photo of Winthrop Square in Downtown, Boston

Winthrop Square

Photo of Dewey Square Park in Downtown, Boston

Dewey Square Park

Photo of Wang YMCA of Chinatown in Downtown, Boston

Wang YMCA of Chinatown

thumbnail for Filene's ConstructionThis will eventually be a major commerce area at Downtown Crossing.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Filene's Construction

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