The neighborhood of Downtown is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Downtown is a great area for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do in this neighborhood is especially easy. There are many people around most of the time, there are numerous nearby entertainment venues, and it is very easy to find bars because they are well-spread throughout the area. Bromfield Street is among the most lively streets in this part of the city. There are approximately 30 public green spaces close by for residents to check out and they are very well-situated, making them very easy to access.
Roughly 30% of properties in Downtown were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. Renters occupy about 60% of the properties in Downtown whereas owners occupy the remainder. There is a higher proportion of one bedroom homes in this neighborhood.
It is usually practical for home buyers in Downtown to purchase general and specialty groceries on foot. There are about 30 groceries in this neighborhood, and the best choice can be found on streets such as Leman Place. Furthermore, those who like to dine out won't have to walk far in this part of the city, where over 150 restaurants and over 50 cafes can be found. It is also very convenient to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot. Regarding education, it is a rather short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in this part of Boston.
No matter the means of transportation, it is very straightforward to travel in Downtown. The public transit network in this neighborhood is excellent as a result of South Station on the Red Line, and around 30 nearby bus lines. Downtown is also a fairly good part of Boston for getting around by car. Nearby highways, such as Massachusetts Turnpike, are especially easy to reach from any home in Downtown. Walking is very convenient for house buyers in Downtown; all common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and countless businesses of different types can be found as well.