Best Neighborhoods In Boston to Visit

Not only is Boston called the ‘Walking City’ it’s also nicknamed the ‘City of Neighborhoods’. With over 21 different neighborhoods, it’s hard to believe that such a small city can be so diverse.

Bostonians take their neighborhoods very seriously. Every neighborhood is almost like a stand alone town with the residents having strong rooted pride, culture and vitality to add to their flavor. And most interestingly of all, you can literally cross over one block and find yourself in a totally different place.

Best Neighborhoods In Boston


Back Bay – One of the Wealthiest areas in all of the United States

best neighborhoods in boston

Copley Place

And don’t forget Newbury Street with the best boutique shopping and also the first art gallery in Boston.

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Newbury Street

Bay Village – the smallest neighborhoods of Boston and least known

Beacon Hill – one of the oldest, most beautiful and expensive areas to live in. 

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Beacon Hill


Chinatown/Leather District


Downtown/Financial District – On top of being the financial center of Boston, it’s also has some of the most historic landmarks as well. 

Faneuil Hall, Boston Downtown

Faneuil Hall

And the best markets in the Northeast. 

Quincy Market

Quincy Market Boston

Quincy Market


Hay Market, Boston

Hay Market

East Boston


Fenway Park, Boston

Fenway Park Stadium

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain


Mission Hill

North End – the oldest neighborhood in the United States.

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Oldest Neighborhood in the US


It is a predominantly Italian neighborhood, with the best restaurants and pastry shops.

North End Boston - Italian neighborhood

Italian Neighborhood – North End



South Boston

South End

West End

West Roxbury


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11 Responses to Best Neighborhoods In Boston to Visit

  1. noel says:

    great tour, I enjoyed the neighborhoods you visited and shown us today

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  2. Adam says:

    You’re missing a lot of details about a lot of the neighborhoods! I lived there for 7 years and have so many fond memories of Boston. Definitely one of my favorite cities.
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  3. What a fun tour! I love Boston and your photos make me want to go back–especially to explore the beautiful cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill. Stopping by from Travel Photo Mondays 🙂
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  4. Ruth says:

    Boston is on my list – thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your photos.
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  5. We took the family to Boston once but just did all the touristy things. I’d love to go back when we have more time and explore the neighborhoods.
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  6. I’ve spent quite a bit of time roaming around Boston neighborhoods like Beacon Hill, Back Bay, North End, downtown, etc., but still have more to explore. They really are distinct. What a great city for getting around on foot.
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  7. Frank says:

    Nice post Marina! I’ve never been to Boston even though it’s only a few hours away. I guess I just hate the Bruins too much. But one day we’ll go and I’ll note your tips!
    Frank (bbqboy)

  8. Jennifer says:

    I’ve never been to Boston, but would like to go! It sounds a bit like NYC, which I still have a lot left to explore.
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