West End

Brick high-rises and riverside parks typify this nouveau-refined neighborhood.

As a neighborhood that’s undergone more than one drastic transformation, West End has emerged as an upscale home base for working professionals. West End’s patchwork of high-rise condos, vacant lots, and riverside parks lend the neighborhood an arranged elegance. Sports fans appreciate the neighborhood’s proximity to TD Garden, the staging ground for countless Celtics and Bruins victories. Commuters also find something to love about the West End—it’s minutes away from North Station.

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On the Map

West End is bordered by Government Center, Beacon Hill, North End, Downtown, Charlestown, and Cambridge

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Logan International Airport: 9 minutes on the T
Harvard Square: 12 minutes on the T
Boston Common: 5 minutes on the T
Downtown Boston: 4 minutes on the T

A Sports Destination Near the Center of the City

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Minutes away from Downtown and Beacon Hill, Boston's West End is home to fast-paced professionals and high-energy sports fans.

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The West End is peppered with residential creature comforts.

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Grocery stores, pharmacies, and fast-food joints occupy the ground floors of the neighborhood's high-rise apartment complexes.

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Locks lead from the West End to the Charles River.

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The neighborhood's industrial stylings lend it an industrial-inspired veneer.

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Many of its buildings serve esteemed civic purposes.

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Courthouses and government offices make their home in the West End.

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Nouveau-chic apartments make their home here, too.

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West End is a historic neighborhood that was leveled by the government in the 1950s, and is now being revitalized. One of our more famous residents is Leonard Nimoy - aka Dr. Spock from Star Trek."

A Sports Fan's Dream: The TD Garden

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The West End's TD Garden has witnessed countless victories.

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Basketball fans and hockey enthusiasts head to the Garden to watch the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins win championships.

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Come game time, the West End's streets turn emerald.

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Getting There on Game Day

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Getting to the West End is simple. Take the Bunker Hill Bridge or take the T that serves the neighborhood directly.

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Game on.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.

Kenn Tam

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