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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.

north end boston
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


11 thoughts on “Best Neighborhoods In Boston to Visit

  1. 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)

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