Neighborhoods Near South Station
Located in the heart of Boston's Financial District, South Station is convenient to many of the city's destinations.
The historic façade of South Station overlooks Dewey Square, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the site of the seasonal Farmer's Market.
Just a short walk away are some of Boston's vibrant neighborhoods including the Leather District, Fort Point Channel and Chinatown. The nearby Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is complemented by a variety of attractions including the Children's Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art and the New England Aquarium.
The Seaport is Boston's fastest growing neighborhood, and a hub of startups, established tech and life science businesses, design firms, and new housing. Exit South Station onto Summer Street and head east across Fort Point Channel. Stop by District Hall, a gathering place for Boston's buzzing innovation community, or try a local beer at nearby Harpoon Brewery.
FORT POINT CHANNEL
The Fort Point Channel is home to residents, artists, offices, well-known cultural and harbor destinations, a growing HARBORWALK and South Bay Harbor Trail and more. Heralded as Boston’s best places to live, work and play, the area features year-round programming from flower giveaways to the floating art project.
Boston's Chinatown is the third largest Chinese neighborhood in the country. Located between the city's Financial District and Theater District, Chinatown is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Boston. Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the area's large selection of Asian restaurants and bakeries, where they can sample everything from dim sum to almond cookies.
Distinguished as the second largest district in the US, the Financial District is home to a number of banks, brokerages and law firms, but has few tourist attractions. Yet it is full of sights the locals love including Post Office Square and classic examples of Art Deco architecture.
The Leather District
Made up of old leather factories transformed into residential and commercial uses, the Leather District boasts a historic appeal while offering 21-century amenities. Residents cherish the "loft living" options that characterize this community. Locals do not have to travel far to sample some great restaurants, cafes and shopping destinations.
Downtown Crossing is the vibrant center of life in the city of Boston. It is a neighborhood where residents and visitors gather to shop, eat and play where everything is within walking distance. Cultural and entertainment offerings are complemented by civic programming throughout the year.