Chinatown is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts.
Chinatown is a great part of Boston for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. There are a very large number of things to do in this area for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are numerous nearby entertainment venues, there are often masses of people around, and with its a few bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Beach Street in particular offers an extensive selection of nightlife. Green spaces, like Boston Common, are very well-distributed and there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in, making them very easy to get to from the majority of locations in this neighborhood.
In Chinatown, about 85% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of the city also has quite a good variety of unit sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 85% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while the remainder are occupied by owners. This neighborhood did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new homes in Chinatown is spread throughout multiple decades in recent history.
House buyers in Chinatown will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Moreover, owing to over 100 restaurants and around 20 cafes, Chinatown is an excellent place in which to go out to eat. It is also especially convenient to get to a selection of clothing stores on foot. With regards to education, in Chinatown, locals will usually be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking.
Chinatown is an excellent area with respect to getting around without a car. Walking is very practical for residents in this part of Boston; all daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and there are also a very large number of businesses close by. Chinatown is especially transit friendly. For example, rapid transit stations, such as Tufts Medical Center Station and Chinatown Station on the Orange Line, are not very far away from the greater part of homes in the neighborhood. House owners have access to around 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. In contrast, getting around by car is at times difficult in this part of Boston. That being said, nearby highways, such as Massachusetts Turnpike, are very easy to drive to from any home in Chinatown.