The neighborhood of Downtown Crossing is part of the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Downtown Crossing offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. It is very easy to find bustling areas in this part of Boston. Many of entertainment venues can be found nearby, the streets are usually busy with people, and with the bars in nearby neighborhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink since they are generally located around the corner. Kingston Street in particular offers a wide variety of nightlife. Access to green spaces from a large number of locations in the neighborhood, like Boston Common, is very easy since there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in.
Most of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Downtown Crossing, and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The average year of construction for houses in this part of Boston is 1981. This part of the city has a variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 90% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and 10% are owners.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are usually accessible within a very short walk from any home in this area. Likewise, those who like to dine out won't have to go far in Downtown Crossing, where over 50 restaurants and approximately 10 cafes are available. A great selection of clothing stores is also situated within a very short walking distance. Concerning education, in Downtown Crossing, residents will generally be able to reach primary as well as high schools by walking.
Downtown Crossing is an excellent part of Boston with regards to getting around without driving. Thanks to Downtown Crossing Station with access to the Red Line and Orange Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, home buyers can depend on public transit to move around in this neighborhood. On the other hand, this area is not particularly car friendly. Nevertheless, it is a very short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 93, from any home in Downtown Crossing. It is especially convenient for people traveling on foot to navigate this area; most daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car, and there are also a very large number of businesses in proximity.