In the middle of historic downtown Boston, bounded by the Financial District, Boston Common, the Theatre District and Downtown Crossing, is an area now called Midtown. Walk out the door of any of its luxury residences and you’ll find yourself swept into a high-energy, highly-welcoming lifestyle. Thousands visit these streets each day, marking Midtown as one of the most vibrant, shoppable and workable neighborhoods in Boston.
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The Midtown Boston Real Estate Market
Street names like Milk, Summer, Temple and School give a sense of just how old this part of Boston is, with traffic patterns dating back to the 17th century. Here Boston’s colonists lived, worked and yes, led their cows to graze the Common. Washington Street, a main road then and now, was close to the wharves, lined with buildings and busy almost from the start.
The area had almost fully transformed from semi-rural to commercial by the mid-19th century; in fact, the Great Fire of 1872 destroyed more than 500 early buildings. Victorian styles soon replaced them, although some gems still remain in pre-fire condition.
By the late 19th century, Midtown Boston bustled with early skyscrapers; by the turn of the 20th, it boasted famous stores, restaurants and a 40-theater district. Yet after WWII, a long decline set in. It wasn’t until the 1990s that gentrification seriously revved up, and so successfully that today’s Midtown, with its constellation of luxe towers and walkable streets, has become one of Boston’s sparkling 21st century hubs.
As a key transportation center close to major subway, bus and train routes, Midtown is unrivalled. This accessibility, plus proximity to Chinatown, Beacon Hill, the Back Bay and the Seaport, help account for its 24/7 lifestyle. Office workers, shoppers, fans of the Boston Opera House, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall and New England Aquarium keep the scene fresh and fun for everyone.
It’s a great historic destination too, part of the classic Boston recipe of old and new that has today’s visitors tracing cobbled streets to Post Office Square, the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House and more. And with its major retailers, restaurants, Millennium Tower, the Ritz-Carlton and Millennium Place, Midtown welcomes a big blend of cultures and personalities.
You’re never far from the action here, nor from green space and ocean views. For first-time buyers, for empty-nesters, for people who want to live where they work and play, it’s simply the best of urban living, Boston-style.
Is Now a Good Time to Buy in Midtown?
Owing to its prime location—and the recent investment dollars that have poured into its high rise, full-service buildings—Midtown Boston is seeing demand increase year by year. It’s quite likely to enjoy continued development and growth over the next decade, making now a savvy time for city-lovers to buy.
45 Province Street #1201
List Price: $1,120,000
1 Bed / 1 Full Bath / 1 Half Bath
1 Avery Street #21D
Sale Price: $2,465,000
3 Beds / 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
Millennium Place #802
Sale Price: $2,035,000
3 Beds / 2 Full Baths
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Brookline features abundant green space and a thriving cultural community. From historic Coolidge Corner to iconic restaurants and bars, Brookline combines the convenience of city living with the serenity of the suburbs.
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Having experienced a development boom over the past decade, the Seaport is constantly evolving. This seaside neighborhood is known for modern, upscale living, and is home to much of the thriving Boston tech scene. And with some of the most popular restaurants and bars in Boston, the Seaport is attracting a diverse array of buyers and investors.
Alongside the Seaport, South Boston has also been constantly evolving over the last several decades. Home to an array of individual neighborhoods, South Boston features a wide variety of single and multifamily homes and condos.
Located alongside the picturesque Charles River, the Back Bay is one of the most sought-after parts of downtown Boston. From Newbury Street shopping to summer afternoons in the Public Garden, many of Boston’s well-known landmarks can be found within this charming and historic neighborhood.
Located near the heart of the financial district in downtown Boston, Midtown is home to some of the most luxurious lifestyle condo buildings in the city. Buyers seek out Midtown for quintessential city living, with ample public transportation and many of Boston’s attractions within easy walking distance to the theater district.
Perhaps best known as the home of Harvard University, Cambridge has a European, intellectual feel to it. With plenty of green space and some of the best running and biking paths near the city, Cambridge sits just across the river from downtown Boston.
The epitome of a diverse neighborhood, the South End has something for everyone. With some of the hottest restaurants and most happening nightlife spots in Boston, the real estate market in the South End ranges from modern luxury condos to renovated historic brownstones and everything in-between.
Beacon Hill is perhaps the most historic neighborhood in Boston. Situated under the golden dome of the State House, and a short walk from the Boston Common, charm permeates the cobblestone streets of this quintessential Boston district.