Back to top
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

Upcoming events

Events
City of Boston immigration clinics
Nov 20

Free immigration consultations with volunteer attorneys

We Are Boston: United We Thrive
Nov 22

We Are Boston 2019: United We Thrive

City of Boston immigration clinics
Dec 4

Free immigration consultations with volunteer attorneys

2018 Boston Common Tree Lighting
Dec 5

Boston Common tree lighting

Find more events

Latest news

News
Default News image
Oct 11

Columbus Day Parade, Boston 10K for Women, Other Events

Transportation
City Council
Sep 20

Thousands gather at City Hall Plaza for Boston Climate Strike

City Council
Default News image
Sep 12

Hub on Wheels, Open Newbury Street, Other Events

Transportation
Default News image
Sep 5

Traffic advisory for Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2019

Transportation
Latest City news

Stay Connected

Get updates about news and events important to the neighborhood.

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.