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Boston Neighborhoods

Boston justifies its "Athens of America" moniker with world-renowned cultural venues: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Ballet, the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, the Boston Pops Orchestra’s fireworks-flamed July 4 concerts, and more. Art galleries abound in the South End and Back Bay. Plays from Shakespeare to showstoppers strut the stage in the Theatre District. World-class universities form future artists, businesspeople, lawyers, leaders, scholars and scientists: Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, etc. Boston’s business sector leads in many fields: banking, biotech, finance, IT, medicine, and healthcare, thanks to Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women’s and other superior hospitals and first-rate medical schools at Harvard, Tufts and B.U. Don’t forget Boston’s rich history, paving our road to independence with the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride and other events, and the original landmarks marking those moments on the Freedom Trail: the Old State House, Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere’s House, Old North Church and more.

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Back Bay

Arthur Gilman planned the Back Bay as a luxury enclave of tree-lined Parisian boulevards, French Second Empire brick and brownstone mansions and rowhouses with mansard roofs, bay windows and carved stone, and picturesque public spaces. Here are some of Boston’s finest Victorian homes boasting spacious, sunny rooms, high ceilings, lavish moldings, marble fireplaces, fine woodwork, and gardens fenced in ornate cast-iron. Parkland is aplenty: Commonwealth Avenue’s pedestrian mall of statues, the Public Garden’s swan boats and botanical beauty, fitness trails and rose gardens in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Back Bay Fens, and lunchbreaks and First Night festivities in Copley Square, home of the Boston Public Library and H.H. Richardson’s Romanesque Trinity Church. International boutiques, cafes and restaurants on Boylston and Newbury streets cater to all shopper and diner tastes.

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Beacon Hill

Brick sidewalks, narrow streets, colonial gaslamps, shady trees, brass door-knockers, iron boot-scrapers, black shutters, flowery windowboxes, cast-iron fences and balconies…all define Beacon Hill’s historic district of brick and granite Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian luxury homes. Residences are resplendent with carved marble fireplaces, molded high ceilings, winding mahogany staircases, picturesque hidden gardens and more. Charles Street’s antique shops, upscale cafes and restaurants, and DeLuca’s Market bring fine foods and energetic streetlife to the quiet neighborhood. The Boston Common, Public Garden and Esplanade allow residents fitness and recreation unlimited, as well as pleasant parkland paths to shopping and dining downtown, boating on the Charles and July 4th Pops concerts. Suffolk University and Massachusetts General Hospital are convenient neighbors.

 

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South End

As America’s largest extant Victorian neighborhood, the South End is rich with brick bowfront, Greek Revival and Italianate rowhouses facing oval parks in English residential squares or lining both busy and quiet streets. High molded ceilings, marble fireplaces, carved balustrades, scrolled cast-iron rails and intimate gardens are among the many details displayed by these fine condominiums and townhomes. Studio lofts with bright open-plan spaces are also on the rise in this neighborhood. In the spirit of the active arts community: SoWa art galleries, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Calderwood Pavilion theater and the Boston Ballet are all present.  Green spaces are in abundance in creatively planted community gardens and pocket parks. Restaurants offer everything from Italian to Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. Nearby in Bay Village, small brick rowhouses and artsy lofts offer luxury living in a cozy community.

 

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Waterfront

The Waterfront, that once made Boston America’s maritime trade and shipbuilding capital, now offers some of the city’s most desirable real estate. Historic wharves, with old brick and granite walls, wood posts and beams, and iron ties and studs, have been converted into open-plan homes with sunny sea views. Juxtaposed with these historic wharves are modern five-star hotels, offering a suite of services to the owners of their associated residential condominiums. The residents at The Intercontinental, Rowes Wharf and the Fairmont Battery Wharf enjoy homes of a contemporary design with the finest finishes.  Area amenities include sailing on the harbor, seafood restaurants on the water’s edge, fitness trails on the scenic Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harborwalk, and concerts on Christopher Columbus Park.  Take a cruise of the harbor and islands or a water taxi to Logan Airport.  

 

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North End

Honed from historic industrial buildings and old-world-crafted rowhouses, North End homes include luxury lofts with soaring ceilings and sunny harbor views, condominiums with exposed brick and well-executed millwork, and townhomes with alleyway tranquility. All are in an intimate but energetic environment of Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries; summer patron saint festivals; fish, fruit and vegetable markets; waterfront parks; and Faneuil Hall shopping, dining and entertainment. As Boston’s oldest neighborhood, the North End retains its narrow colonial streets and historic sites that shaped American history: the home of Paul Revere, who rode to Lexington to warn of British troop approach; Old North Church, where lanterns were hung in the steeple to alert Revere of the troops’ direction; and 17th-century Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, all on the Freedom Trail.

 

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Midtown

Millennium Partners can be credited with driving the renaissance of Midtown. Millennium’s Ritz-Carlton Towers, which saw its first residents in 2001, showed that buyers (many moving into Boston from the suburbs) had an appetite for luxury condominiums in residential towers that offer spectacular views, concierge services, health clubs, and valet parking.  A decade later construction started on Millennium Place and a frenzy of buyers snapped up inventory in 2013/14.  With a 2016 delivery date, Millennium Partners is hoping its winning formula will revitalize Downtown Crossing, where Millennium Tower will rise up 685 feet, provide 442 luxury residences and boast one-of-a-kind views never before seen from a private home.  Upscale restaurants and cafes are down the street, shows play to packed houses at the renovated Boston Opera House and in the nearby Theatre District.

 

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