Seaport Real Estate

It’s tempting to think of the rise of the Seaport real estate market as an overnight phenomenon. Once known primarily as the place to go for wholesale fish and discount parking, it’s now home to some of the city’s most sought-after homes, its best boutiques, and a thriving restaurant and social scene. In short, it’s become a neighborhood that defies Boston’s stately charm and old-world reserve with its energy and flash. But it didn’t happen overnight.

The Seaport Real Estate Market

Though the Seaport was once home mainly to warehouses and industrial buildings, artists first began squatting in its disused spaces in the late-1970s. It was an inauspicious beginning, but it planted the seed of an artist community the continues to this day (more on that later). And indeed, the area’s historic warehouse architecture has thankfully been preserved in many of its residential buildings, the brick-and-beam details serving as charming callbacks in otherwise modern condos, apartments, and office spaces.

By the 1980s, dedicated artist housing was being built in the Seaport, and the 1990s and early 2000s saw the introduction of full-service, concierge high rises—architectural styles that have come to define the area for many. Because despite echoes of the past, the Seaport is all about what’s happening now. The development of Seaport Boulevard, with its luxury hotels, shops, restaurants, and wide and inviting walkways and parks, was the capping achievement in the transformation of the Seaport from one-time industrial area to Boston’s most talked-about neighborhood.

This transformation means housing stock with a much greater variety than you find in most Boston neighborhoods. Open lofts in historic locations, full-service luxury buildings with 360-degree views of the city and harbor, artist communities—there’s very little you can’t find in the Seaport.

Lifestyle

Just like the housing itself, the Seaport crowd is eclectic, a mix of longtime residents and younger newcomers. They’re drawn to a balanced experience: the coziness of a neighborhood about 33 acres in total size paired with the sense of possibility they get from the Seaport’s immediate proximity to major freeways and Boston’s South Station travel hub. It truly is a homey niche that feels as if it’s at the doorstep of the entire northeast.

Still home to some of the city’s most vital and vibrant art scenes, the Seaport boasts both the Institute of Contemporary Art, with its signature, ultramodern building leaning over the water, the Boston Convention Center, and the Fort Point Arts Community, with its groundbreaking and energizing open studios.

In hindsight, the Seaport is the perfect location for this kind of expansion. Perhaps the only real mystery about its booming development is why it took so long for everyone to notice it.

Seaport Properties

15-sleeper-st-seaport

15 Sleeper Street #502
Seaport

List Price: $1,375,000
Open Loft / 1 Full
1450 SqFt

25 Channel Street Seaport

25 Channel Center Street #804
Seaport

Sale Price: $1,900,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
2077 SqFt

259 A St. Unit 28, Seaport

249 A Street #28
Seaport

Sale Price: $450,000
1 Bed / 1 Full Bath
864 SqFt

249 A Street #45 Seaport

249 A Street #45
Seaport

Sale Price: $381,663
Loft / 1 Full Bath
911 SqFt

437 D Street Seaport

437 D Street #3A
Seaport

Sale Price: $1,250,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Baths
1500 SqFt

25 Channel Center St. #403 Seaport

25 Channel Center St. #403
Seaport

Sale Price: $1,625,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
2103 SqFt

437 D Street #4B Seaport

437 D Street #4B
Seaport

Sale Price: $1,110,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Baths
1497 SqFt

355 Congress Street #2 Seaport

355 Congress Street #2
Seaport

Sale Price: $2,800,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Bath / 1 Half Bath
4905 SqFt

249 A Street – Studio 59 Seaport

249 A Street – Studio 59
Seaport

Sale Price: $1,000,000
2 Beds / 2 Full Baths
2235 SqFt

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