Boston's Neighborhoods

Boston's first resident, Reverend William Blaxton, lived alone onRoommate Connection, Boston Beacon Hill for 5 years before settlers arrived in 1622. Now this neighborhood is home to over 10,000 people.

Over the last 350 years Boston has been growing - literally! Its central landmass has more than tripled over the course of the centuries, a feat that cannot be attributed solely to the annexation of nearby towns. Boston's growth was the result of an ingenious landfill project that created Back Bay, a portion of the Financial District and the new face of Boston's waterfront. In this section you'll learn more about the neighborhoods that comprise Boston, as well as some of the nearby towns and communities - and many of the resources they offer.

Click above on "Neighborhoods" for a brief overview of each neighborhood or town. To view each area's homepage, see Relocation Resources.