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Last updated: 5/15/19

Downtown

Downtown has served as Boston's hub since the 1700s.

Located in the heart of Boston, Downtown has served as Boston's hub since the 1700s. Home to City Hall, numerous corporate headquarters, condos and apartments, and some of Boston’s most beloved tourist attractions — including the historic Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall — something is always going on Downtown.

Downtown
Boston, MA 02201
United States

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Jul 23

City Council Committee on Arts, Culture, and Special Events Hearing on Docket #0645

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Jul 23

City Council Committee on Arts, Culture, and Special Events Hearing on Docket #1044

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Aug 6

Licensed Premises Violations hearing

Boston Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Jul 20

Household hazardous waste drop-off

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Jul 2

BU's dean of students named orator for 2019 Independence Day celebration

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Jul 2

Traffic advisory for Chinatown Main Street Festival, concerts at Fenway

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Jul 2

Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts return July 17

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Jun 28

Traffic advisory for 2019 July Fourth celebration

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Neighborhood features

Housing options vary, ranging from historic apartment buildings to modern glass towers.

Theaters, restaurants, cafes, and 5.5 miles of dynamic waterfront are always within easy walking distance. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, and Boston Common offer substantial green space and places of respite amidst the activity. In the summer, City Hall Plaza buzzes with concerts and festivals.

Downtown Crossing

Over 200,000 people work downtown every day, and 250,000 pedestrians pass through the intersections of Washington, Winter, and Summer Streets, which form Downtown Crossing. Downtown Crossing is a major retail area, offering a range of apparel stores, national retailers, bakeries, and both fast casual and fine restaurants to suit every taste.

  • The recent addition of Boston's first Business Improvement District has brought block parties, markets, and other events to historic Washington and Summer Street areas.
  • Numerous hotels serve both tourists and business travelers.
  • Historic theaters, including the Opera House, Modern, and Paramount, host a variety of productions along the southern end of Washington Street.
  • Suffolk University, Emerson College, and Urban College are also major tenants of Downtown.