The tides are quickly changing in Boston’s Seaport. No longer a land of parking lots and warehouses, the Seaport has become Boston’s newest mixed-use neighborhood, full of office buildings, luxury condominiums, retail stores, cultural offerings and restaurants. All these amenities, coupled with the location — across from downtown, right off of the highway, and just a short T ride to the airport — have transformed the Seaport into a highly desirable area for Boston luxury real estate.
Also known as the South Boston Waterfront and Innovation District, the Seaport District includes the area just east of the Fort Point Channel. The area is also known by its neighborhood names, including Seaport Place, Fort Point, Fan Pier and Liberty Wharf. A number of small pocket gardens are located throughout the Seaport District, especially along Northern Avenue, and the Harborwalk extends along its piers, designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor.
Since Mayor Menino rebranded the Seaport as the Innovation District, thousands of jobs and individuals have made the transition across the Fort Point Channel. Luxury lofts continue to take shape to cater to the residential and visitor expansion, as do a number of new dining options from small local eateries to larger restaurant developments. For example, Barbara Lynch, the famed Boston restaurateur, launched restaurants Menton, Sportello, and Drink, and Joanne Chang opened an outpost of the acclaimed Flour Bakery + Café. Liberty Wharf, a $60 million development, caters especially well to crowds looking for waterfront dining, offering Jerry Remy’s, Temazcal, Del Frisco’s, and the 3-story Legal Harborside.
Seaport District Cultural Attractions:
- Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
- Children's Museum
- Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
- Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (Previously the Bank of America Pavilion)
- Boston Design Center
- Fort Point artist studios and galleries