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
And don’t forget Newbury Street, with the best boutique shopping and also the first art gallery in Boston.
Bay Village – the smallest neighborhood of Boston and least known
Beacon Hill – one of the oldest, most beautiful and expensive areas to live in.
Downtown/Financial District – On top of being the financial center of Boston, it also has some of the most historic landmarks as well.
And the best markets in the Northeast.
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North End – the oldest neighborhood in the United States.
It is a predominantly Italian neighborhood, with the best restaurants and pastry shops.
Best Neighborhoods In Boston – It Has it All
11 thoughts on “23 Best Neighborhoods In Boston To Visit”
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?
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.
I know I’m missing tons. We only had a short period of time to visit, so this is like a teaser.
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 🙂
Boston is on my list – thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your photos.
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.
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.
how fun! We didn’t get to see a lot of them, just the main ones. Beacon Hill is by far my favorite neighborhood anywhere, I think.
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!
Don’t let a sports team influence your decision for Boston! I didn’t see a single thing about the Bruins while there.
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.