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The Waterfront area follows Boston Harbor and lies just below Boston’s North End. In the past, the area was known for its manufacturing facilities, while companies along Boston Harbor used it as a storage hub. Now instead of bustling Harbor traffic, the area is home to restored wharves that have been turned into beautiful townhomes, condominiums, and apartment homes. The area is known for its beautiful views and quiet neighborhood streets.
Waterfront is close to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a long, linear urban park system that stretches throughout the area. It’s also within a short distance of the prestigious Financial District located near downtown Boston. From young professionals to retirees, people of all ages come to the area for both its beauty and its high-end properties that are designed to accommodate any lifestyle. Trendy lofts and luxury condominiums are easily found and provide access to many of the most popular areas in town.
The Waterfront area also boasts a rich and vibrant history. The U.S.S. Constitution is still afloat in the harbor and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum are both close by and offer children and adults alike a chance to get a close-up view of two of the two most important pieces of American history. Also nearby are the New England Aquarium and Boston’s Children’s Museum. The rich history of the Waterfront area makes it an ideal choice for families with children. There are many historical places that can be found throughout Boston as a whole, but the Waterfront area is exceptionally rich with historical places, both past and present
The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is one of the newer venues in the area. Events are scheduled to run from Memorial Day all the way through to the end of September or the beginning of October. The Institute of Contemporary Art is also a must-see for people who love the arts. For beer lovers, the Harpoon Brewery & Trillium Brewing Company should definitely be on the list of favorites. The Lawn on D (located on D Street) is a great outdoor venue for families with children to hang out and play in the sun.
While the Waterfront area is always bustling with activity along the shoreline, there are also quiet neighborhood streets with luxury homes and loft apartments that are ideal for a young couple just starting out or a family looking to purchase a home to raise their kids. The historic, yet youthful feel of the Waterfront neighborhood ensures that everyone who chooses to visit or live there will grow to love the area. Exploring the Waterfront area means always finding things that are always new and interesting. With everything close by, all you have to do is take a walk along the Waterfront.