Over the past 150 years, the Seaport has undergone a series of transformations. It’s evolved from a muddy spot in Boston Harbor (much of it was covered by water until the late 1800s), to a thriving shipping area that in the early part of the 20th century received raw materials like wool and leather for local textile factories, to a decrepit no-man’s land of parking lots and abandoned warehouses in the mid-1900s, to its most recent iteration: a hotbed of construction and urban infill.
Today, cranes seem to rise every other week, erecting office buildings, condominiums, retail stores, and restaurants. And those amenities, coupled with the location — across from downtown, right off the highway, and just a short T ride to the airport — have made the Seaport a prime spot for growth. You can find great restaurants, top-notch hotels, and major companies have called the seaport home like PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, and smaller startup companies. During the warmer months, it’s not uncommon to see free workout classes going on the seaport lawn. Restaurants have moved in like Wagamama, Daily Catch, Ocean Prime, Legal seafood harborside, Empire, Committee and Strega Waterfront just to name a few. Major gyms have moved into the area like Equinox.
Key Facts about the Seaport District
Silver Line: Courthouse and World Trade Center Redline and Commuter Rail South Station
CVS, Bluemercury, inSpirit, Mayhew Wine Shop, Bonobos
Institute of Contemporary Art
Channel Center Park
South Boston Dog Park 1200 Columbia Road
Seaport Common May 31st to October 25th every Wednesday 12-7pm
Seaport District Homes for Sale
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