Neighborhood Information for Downtown, Boston
Overview of Downtown Boston:
Within the bustling 1.5 miles of Downtown Boston, you’ll find a vibrant center of social and economic activity. If you’re only familiar with Boston’s remarkable history, lets us catch you up on its current day awesomeness. Over the past decade almost $25 million has been invested into ongoing projects and improvements in an attempt to make this thriving financial district the very best it can be. Downtown Boston is currently a medley of commercial and residential buildings, sports venues, theaters, nightclubs, and restaurants. And while giant tea parties aren't as commonplace as they used to be, this 24-hour city contains the perfect balance for work and play.
Apartments in Downtown Boston
When in it comes to renting in Downtown, you should know that those luxurious high-rises come at quite the high cost. The good news is that with so many apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, you can find options for housing at both ends of the price spectrum. Average rent for a studio or one bedroom Downtown Boston apartment ranges from about $2000 to $3,000 a month. Some luxury apartments in the more exclusive neighborhoods rent for $9000-$10,000 per month, although even the less expensive complexes have very nice amenities. Many apartments offer free off street parking, free heating and free water, excellent laundry facilities, and energy efficient kitchens
One of the biggest perks of living in Downtown Boston is the easy access to shopping, restaurants, and the variety of transportation. Trolleys, buses and subways are usually just a block or two away in addition to the convenient taxis and car rentals available.
Downtown Boston Dining & Entertainment:
Things that you love to do and things that you don’t even know you love yet are available in Downtown Boston. Do you have more coffee in your blood than water? There are over thirty cafes in the Downtown area that serve locally roasted coffee. Like to try new foods? There is a vast variety of cuisine throughout the neighborhood, plus Temple Place’s Restaurant Row has all the restaurants and bars that you could possibly want! And with all the nightclubs and bars, there is no shortage of nightlife.
Of course, there’s always a ton of attractions around Boston that you can check out as well!
The Boston Opera House has an amazing rotation of plays and performances. Get some exercise and educate yourself on the brick-lined Freedom Trail that winds its way past sixteen authentic American Revolution sites. Check out the beauty and books at the Boston Athenaeum, or simply have your friends over to your Downtown apartment and revel in the beauty of the Boston skyline.
Pet-Friendly Downtown Boston Apartments:
Pet-Friendly apartments are generally easy to come by in Downtown Boston, and businesses that cater to your four-legged family members are easy to spot. Whether your pet needs grooming, medical attention, or just a sitter, you won’t have any trouble finding options in the neighborhood that both you and your pet can agree on.
Commuting in Downtown Boston:
Many choose to rent apartments Downtown because commuting to and from work is a piece of cake. You’ll either rent in the heart of the financial district or live very close by, so if you’re one of the hundreds of thousand employed in that area you might even be able to walk to work. Otherwise you’ll be able to use the light rail, buses, trams, trolleys, and commuter trains that cover the neighborhood. If you need to travel by car, then parking is available in one of the many public parking garages--but just as a warning, that can get pretty pricey!
Education & Schools Near Downtown:
The opportunity for education begins early in the downtown area of Boston. For your children’s preschool needs, Bright Horizons uses the “World at your Fingertips” approach believing that a child’s best teacher is experience and there are many locations in and around the city proper. They accept children from infants to pre-kindergarten age. When it comes to K-12, Downtown has no close options, so you will have to look to other neighborhoods to find the nearest school.
-By Kelly Renick