West End

Close to North Station, it's easy to get anywhere from the condos, parks, and sports arenas in West End.

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.

See places to stay Save this neighborhood

On the Map

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

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

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Sports Destination Near the Center of the City

west end rain streets kt32

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

people crossing legends highway kt02

The West End is peppered with residential creature comforts.

staniford cafe kt43
charles river plaza kt44
viva burrito kt42
papas roast beef pizza kt20
man walking west end kt47
couple walking rains kt54

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

mcganns boston street cars kt17

Locks lead from the West End to the Charles River.

charles river west end kt55
boston street corner kt31
rapids parking west end kt34
boston brick building kt33

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

west end civic building kt30

Many of its buildings serve esteemed civic purposes.

cars parking lot rains kt21
government office kt37
edward w brooke courthouse kt35

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

hiltons tent city outdoor kt10
rustic new buildings kt03

Nouveau-chic apartments make their home here, too.

west end apartments kt49
chic houses boston kt50
west end apartments kt41

A Sports Fan's Dream: The TD Garden

WestEnd Tam

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

td garden hockey
WestEnd Tam

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

boston celtics fans kt09

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

celtics club kt12
td garden sign kt05

Getting There on Game Day

bunker hill bridge kt07

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

science park west end kt53
t stop green line kt51
green line t map kt52

Game on.


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

View website

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.