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Living in Downtown Boston

Downtown is the 6th 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.

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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 Chinatown Park Waterfall in Downtown, Boston

Chinatown Park Waterfall

Photo of Filene's Construction in Downtown, Boston

Filene's Construction

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Boston.

Downtown is the 6th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 96.

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

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Population

4 North End 98 100 79 11,195
5 South End 96 95 83 24,651
6 Downtown 96 100 77 9,358
7 Back Bay 96 97 88 18,194
8 West End 94 100 84 4,062

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 751 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 47 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Green Dragon Tavern in Downtown, Boston

Green Dragon Tavern

Photo of Sorely Bakery Cafe in Downtown, Boston

Sorely Bakery Cafe

Restaurant Choices Map

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

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on Union Oyster House, Inc.

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 37 bus, 12 rail, 3 subway, 1 light rail 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 19 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Downtown Boston? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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

Haymarket

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 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

Photo of Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial in Downtown, Boston

Liberty Square Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Photo of Courtyard Boston Downtown in Downtown, Boston

Courtyard Boston Downtown

Photo of A Pocket Park in Downtown, Boston

A Pocket Park

Photo of Winter Street in Downtown, Boston

Winter Street

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 Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Downtown, Boston

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Photo of Family Probate Court House in Downtown, Boston

Family Probate Court House

Photo of Resting Stop in Downtown, Boston

Resting Stop

Photo of MBTA in Downtown, Boston

MBTA

thumbnail for Green Dragon TavernThe historic Green Dragon Tavern on the left, the historic Bell In Hand on the right, the Freedom Trail running between. These landmarks are not only historically significant but also quite picturesque.

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on Green Dragon Tavern

Photo of City Hall Farmers Market in Downtown, Boston

City Hall Farmers Market

Photo of Tai Tung Park in Downtown, Boston

Tai Tung Park

Photo of Winthrop Square in Downtown, Boston

Winthrop Square

Photo of Dewey Square Park in Downtown, Boston

Dewey Square Park

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

Ian R Hutchinson
on Chinatown Park Waterfall

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