The Seaport is Boston’s newest neighborhood, having been massively developed in recent years. Many well-known companies have offices here including Amazon, Chewy, PWC, and Google. In addition, many luxury high-rise apartments and condos have sprung up around these high-paying jobs.
The Seaport is less accessible by public transportation. The Silver Line (which is a bus, not a train) does make several stops as it passes through here, connecting to downtown and South End. Getting to and from the Airport is also very convenient from the Seaport. However, you will need to take a bus or silver line to connect to the main T subway lines. The Red Line stop at South Station is about a 1/2 mile walk.
So much of the seaport is brand new, so it has a very bright and shiny quality to it. The shops tend to be upscale, but not as many major brands as the Copley area. Kings Bowling is a popular entertainment and nightlife spot. Nearby, the Leather District has older loft buildings and art galleries, dive bars and more restaurants (including 2 from the famous Boston chef Barbara Lynch).
Boston Seaport Apartments
1 Park Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Park Lane Seaport features two roof decks and water views. Common ammeneties include a “club room” lounge, 24hr fitness center with Peleton bikes and free fitness classes, a conference room and work bar with wifi and free coffee, Bike storage, 24h concierge, 24/7 emergency maintenance, package service, an ddry-cleaning pickup/dropoff.
The building is pet-friendly — there is a nearby dog park and pet-friendly events for residents. Garage parking is available, as is a furnished guest suite.
On the ground floor are two on-site restaurants: J Pace Italian Market and Seaport Social.
Park Lane also schedules monthly events so residents can get to know each other and their neighborhood.
85 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210-2041
Watermark Seaport is a collection of luxury rental high-rise apartments and modern lofts. Located at the heart of Boston’s Seaport Square, Watermark Seaport sits at the nexus of the bustling Financial District, burgeoning Seaport and historic Fort Point. Residences range from studios to three bedrooms and are complemented by an unparalleled amenity package. Watermark Seaport offers a 24-hour concierge and the largest collection of amenities in the Fort Point/Seaport area, with more than 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space exclusively for residents.
Rents begin around $2,000 for studio, $2,600 for 1-beds, and 2-beds around $3,500. However, those prices go up considerably on the higher floors, where a 2-bed/2-bath unit can go for $8,300 for 1000 sq ft.
Studios start around $2,100, 1-bedrooms at $2,500, and 2-bedrooms at $2,500 (depending on floor and size).
100 Pier 4 is situated right on the water, with much of the building sporting harbor views. It is one of the taller buildings in the neighborhood at 22 stories tall. Apartments range from small studios at 410 square feet up to 1,654 sq ft for the penthouse units.
The building features all the usual upscale touches you would expect in a newly-built luxury high-rise: floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, California closets, washer/dryer in unit, keyless entry, and more.
Community ammenities include 24-hour concierge and fitness center, package lockers, business center, lounge, yoga/spin studio, rooftop pool, and more. 100 Pier 4 also has on-site garage parking, with charging stations for electric vehicles. It is a pet-friendly community and partners with the Wag! app for scheduled dog walking services.
295 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Ora Seaport is another new construction apartment building on the Boston waterfront with 11 floors and about 270 units. Ora is pet-friendly, and allows up to two pets per apartment; but there are some breeds that are restricted. It does not offer short-term leases, however. There is underground parking, but it is valet only at $435 per month. This may make it less convenient to get your car out when you want.
Unlike most buildings, Ora has its own rooftop courtyard with several features. On the Skydeck, there is a pool with cabana area, two lounges, a fireplace and kitchen, and a kitchen and game room inside. On the ground floor is another lounge, meeting spaces, coworking space, gym, and fitness club.
Studios start around $2,200, 1-beds at $2,600, and 2-beds around $3,800. There are only a few 3-bedroom units, and they start around $6,500.
The Benjamin is a new-construction building with retail shops on the first floor. Units offer high-end features like soft-close cabinets and drawers, GE stainless appliances, nest thermostats, and high ceilings. Studios start around $2,100 and 1-beds around $3,300, 2-beds around $5,500.
22 Liberty Drive
Boston MA 02210
22 Liberty is located on Fan Pier, overlooking the waterfront. Built in 2015, it’s a higher-end building with prices to match. The waterfront location, as well as the quality of the units and amenities, allows it to command a higher than average price. Units are both condos and rentals, with the condos fetching over $3,000 per square foot.
For renters, studios start around $2,900, while a 2-bed / 2-bath unit is renting for $12,000 / month or more. 22 Liberty has 118 units spread over 14 floors.
5 Fan Pier Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
Via Seaport has 20 Stories, with 478 units. Via offers a lot of services, from dry cleaning to groceries, meals, and fitness classes.
Studios from $1,800; 1-beds from $2,600; 2-beds from $4,200; 3-beds from $5,600. Garage parking is available, starting at $425.
505 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
1-beds starting at $2,200, 2-beds / 2-baths starting at $3,300, 3-beds starting at $5,300.
315 A Street
Boston MA 02210
315 on A is on the site of the former Dwinell-Wright Company building, which was a coffee factory. It is LEED certified, pet-friendly, and smoke-free. The 20th floor holds the Sky Lounge and rooftop terrace, with views of the Boston skyline and waterfront.
Studios start at $2,000, 1-beds at $2,550, 2-beds at $3,400.
Boston Seaport Attractions
The Seaport is an attractive live/work community, with a mix of residential apartments, office space, and retail. Many locals work in the area, and walk to work from their homes and back out again to bars, restaurants and shopping. Some notable retailers include Bonobos, Blank Label, Everlane, lululemon, and Sephora. There is a Trader Joe’s grocery and Trillium Brewing restaurant with outdoor beer garden.
Restaurants include a mix of fast-casual and takeaway for the local office workers, and higher-end fine dining for the evening. Wagamamma is a hip take on Japanese ramen, and The Smoke Shop serves up southern barbecue fare. Strega Waterfront is an upscale steakhouse, popular for business dinners or special occasions. Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, and GreCo are popular lunch spots for workers in the area.
Several museums and attractions are in the Seaport area. The Children’s Museum is situated right along the Boston harbor, with a promenade that runs along the waterfront. The Boston Fire Museum is right around the corner, with antique fire trucks and exhibits for the whole family. The Boston Convention Center hold conferences and events, and is just a few blocks away.