The Different Neighborhoods of Boston

The Different Neighborhoods of Boston

Posted by Dominic Colosimo on Nov 4, 2018 2:13:00 PM

Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts. This historical city known for its revolutions and transformational attitudes is now one of America's forefront of forward-thinking cities. Studying or living here is an amazing experience but first let's explore the different areas of Boston.



This neighborhood is located close to many universities which makes it a great area for students. Young people dominate this area but young professionals and immigrants are slowly creeping in. You can find a variety of restaurants on its main street, Harvard Avenue, as this is a very diverse part of town.

 photo of city building near body of water

Beacon Hill

This area is home to some of Boston’s most historic landmarks and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in town. It derives its name from the beacon that once topped the highest point in the city. This beacon was to alert locals of attacks on the city. The architecture is preserved in the old Boston style as decorative iron balconies and lanterns still line the streets.

 Boston Police officer walking on the street during daytime

Mission Hill

This is one of the most architecturally diverse neighborhoods in Boston. Just one mile from downtown Boston, this is a very convenient neighborhood to live in. Many students and short stay travelers make this their home for the short time they are there.Study Abroad Apartments offers great options for young professionals whether it’s for a short time or a long stay!


North End

The North End is said to be one of the most visited areas in Boston. Known for its vibrant, narrow streets, this area is also home to a large Italian- American crowd. Therefore, it also boasts some of the top eateries and fine dining in the city. This is a must visit no matter how long you are in Boston for.

We hope this overview gives you a few reasons why you should study or work in Boston.

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