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23 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. Here are 23 of the best neighborhoods in Boston.

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Best Boston neighborhoods to visit


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

Copley Place 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 neighborhood of Boston and least known

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

boston's wealthiest neighborhoods beacon hill
Beacon Hill is the wealthiest neighborhood in Boston


Chinatown/Leather District


Downtown/Financial District – On top of being the financial center of Boston, it 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

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Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain


Mission Hill

North End – the oldest neighborhood in the United States.

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North end, Boston is the 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

Best Neighborhoods In Boston – It Has it All

11 thoughts on “23 Best Neighborhoods In Boston To Visit

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

    I’m inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

  2. 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.

  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 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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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