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Seaport District

Boston’s Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront was once home to light and heavy industry. Over the years it changed as jobs moved South and overseas. At one point, the neighborhood was 35 acres of unused railroad tracks, rundown warehouses, and dilapidated piers on rotted pilings in a largely ignored corner of Boston. Even now, there are acres of land used as nothing more than parking spaces for some of the thousands of commuters who travel into Boston each day to work in the nearby Financial District.

All that is about to change. Several large multi-use projects have been announced, which will bring residential housing and office towers to the neighborhood, making it a 24-hour a day destination for residents and visitors.

As Thomas C Palmer of the Boston Globe wrote:

[A]cres of public space and streets [will be] designed to be enlivened by retail stores on first and second floors, a sort of Back Bay in nine closely knit blocks. It features a large park, Harborwalk, and marina. The new Institute of Contemporary Art opened last year on waterfront space.

The Boston Convention and Events Center is located in the neighborhood, and there are three large hotels already open in the immediate area.

Nearby, the Fort Point Channel has already seen many of these changes. This neighborhood is closer to the financial district, easily accessible from South Station, within walking distance. There are offices and residential housing in this neighborhood.

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