Neighborhoods of Boston Massachusetts

Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts where it all began.

Boston, Massachusetts is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its largest city, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region.

The city proper, covering 48.43 square miles (125.43 square km), had an estimated population of 625,087 in 2011 according to the U.S. Census, making it the 21st largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.

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Click (below) on one of Boston’s famous neighborhoods to learn more about them:

 

Back Bay Boston, Massachusetts

Famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes Boston’s Back Bay is considered one of the best-preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States.

 

 Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts

Beacon Hill neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gas-lit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston.

 

Charlestown Navy Yard Neightborhood of Boston MassachusettsCharlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

Charlestown was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874.

 

Chestnut Hill, Boston, Massachusetts

Chestnut Hill is a wealthy New England village located six miles (10 km) west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Like all Massachusetts villages, Chestnut Hill is not an incorporated municipal entity, but unlike most of them, it encompasses parts of three separate municipalities.

Dorchester, Neighborhood of Boston, MassachusettsDorchester, Massachusetts

Dorchester is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated and is today endearingly nicknamed “Dot” by its residents.

Downtown Boston, Massachusetts

With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city’s economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 12th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers.

 

East Boston, Massachusetts

East Boston is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, with approximately 40,000 residents. The community was created by connecting several islands using landfill and was annexed by Boston in 1836.

East Boston is separated from the rest of the city by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek.

 

Fenway Boston, Massachusetts

The Fenway neighborhood is divided into two sub-neighborhoods commonly referred to as East Fenway/Symphony and West Fenway.

 

Jamaica Plain Boston, Massachusetts

Jamaica Plain is an historic neighborhood of 4.4 square miles (11 km2) in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded by Boston Puritans seeking farm land to the south, it was originally part of the city of Roxbury.

 

Roxbury – Mission Hill, Boston, Massachusetts

Mission Hill is a 3/4 square mile neighborhood of Boston, with the population of approximately 18,000 people with the famous Mission Church located at it’s heart.  Roxbury is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868.

 

 South Boston, Massachusetts

South Boston is a densely populous neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. One of America’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, South Boston was formerly known as Dorchester Neck and is today called “Southie” by its residents.

 

South End, Boston, Massachusetts

The South End lies south of the Back Bay, northwest of South Boston, northeast of Roxbury, north of Dorchester, and southwest of Bay Village. Despite the name, it is not directly south of the center of downtown Boston.

 

Waterfront – North End, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Waterfront is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeast.