NEIGHBORHOODS

MIDTOWN

Overview

Once lost between the Financial District and the Boston Common, this emerging neighborhood is making its presence known in a major way. Full service living was not always an idea that was embraced in Boston. There was a time, not long ago, when Midtown’s housing inventory could be counted by the tens. However, with its centrality, public transportation infrastructure and luxury amenities, Midtown’s residential emergence was seemingly as inevitable as any in Boston. 

Sales Volume

2021 was a remarkable, bounce-back year for Boston’s $2M+ residential sales market. Take a look at how the $2M+ sales volume compares over the years in the Midtown Market.

Location

With its centrality, public transportation infrastructure and luxury amenities, this area’s emergence was seemingly as inevitable as any in Boston. Comprehensively, it’s an extensive area that includes Downtown Crossing (DTX), Financial District and the Theater District among other less “luxurious” residential communities like the Leather District or even the tiny sub-sub neighborhood known as the Ladder District.

Lifestyle

Downtown Crossing is now home to the most concentrated stock of Full Service buildings. This craze began with the Ritz Carlton Residences which came out of the ground at the corner of Washington and Avery Streets in 2002 with over 200 condominium units. Since then, the following buildings have been built:

  • Ritz Carlton Residences – 132 luxury condos in 2002
  • 660 Washington St – 420 luxury apartments in 2006
  • 45 Province Street – 137 condos in 2009
  • The Kensington – 400 luxury apartments in 2013
  • Millennium Place – 256 condos in 2013
  • Millennium Tower – 442 condos in 2016
  • The Boulevard – 36 condos in 2019
  • The W – 123 condos in 2009
  • The Sudbury – 55 condos in 2021
  • Winthrop Center – 500 residences in 2023
  • The Parker – 176 condos in 2022/2023

Future years promise additional high rise construction and a growing number of retail and dining options catering to the residents and professionals in the area.

Chic New American bistro in the Ritz-Carlton draws a bustling crowd with a modern menu & cocktails.

10 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111

(617) 574-7176

Legal Crossing is an urban neighborhood restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of Downtown Crossing, then and now. It’s a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts, evolved into a new, singular experience.

558 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

617-692-8888

Chef Ken Tominaga, Chef Michael Mina and MINA GROUP bring forth PABU, a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining. Tucked in on the fourth floor of Millennium Tower, this hip resto feels like the place to be on any night of the week.

3 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

857.327.7228

RUKA inhabits the recently opened, swanky Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Crossing, focusing on contemporary Peruvian cuisine with a Nikkei (Japanese fusion) slant.

505 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135

Longtime family-run shop acclaimed for specialty sandwiches & only open for lunch on weekdays.

44 Province St. Boston, MA 02108

617.357.6861

Yvonne’s is a modern reinterpretation of the supper club – a place that effortlessly flows from dinner and drinks to lounging and revelry, where every visit offers an ever-evolving experience that lets the night take the lead.

2 Winter Pl, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

617-267-0047

Downtown Boston Theater District’s Sip offers a creative wine program offering tastes to full bottles with small plates & entrees in a modern space.

581 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 617.956.0888