The Buzz on Millennium Place: Luxury Residences in the Hot Downtown Neighborhood

In a market with limited new construction of full-service luxury residences, Millennium Place has hit Boston at the right time with the right product. Developed by Millennium Partners, the same developer as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences and One Charles, this posh residence is located in Downtown Crossing, one of the city’s hottest new neighborhoods, across from the Ritz-Carlton and a block off the Boston Common. The 15-story condominium building consists of 256 residences, with one-, two- and three-bedroom options, ranging in size from 775 to 2,360 square feet.  The project is reported to be 75 percent sold – a sign of Boston’s real estate times – and available homes are priced at $900 to over $1,100 per square foot. Residents are expected to begin moving into the stunning complex in mid-October.

Millennium Place offers four distinctive living experiences: Garden Residences, Theatre Residences, Residences on the Avenue and Grand Residences, as well as 14 spectacular penthouses on the top floor of the building, the majority with private rooftop terraces. Views – from serene, calming gardens to sweeping views of the city – and floor plans vary. All of the homes feature an open living and dining concept, floor to ceiling windows, a quarter figured walnut entrance door, ivory oak plank floors, an in-unit washer/dryer that vents out, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and high-end appliances including a GE Monogram paneled refrigerator, among luxury other features. I’ve seen the sleek finishes and they’re contemporary, yet easy to work with.

The building is rich in amenities, too. The Club, the hub of Millennium Place, features an owners’ lounge, a wine tasting and dining room, an artfully designed residents’ garden, a screening room and even a children’s room.  Also within The Club is a private, 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center designed by Sports Club/LA with personal instructors and programs in collaboration with the 114,000 square foot Sports Club/LA just across the street.

What is truly unique about this luxury property compared to other full-service luxury buildings in Boston, however, is La Vie®. It’s a social network around lifestyle interests – food, travel, art, health and culture – connecting residents to each other and the city through organized events. A monthly calendar keeps residents informed of happenings from wine tastings, to on-site seminars on a range of topics, to exclusive off-site excursions that provide residents with access to the best of Boston. Events have already started for soon-to-be residents. If you’re moving into the city and concerned about meeting people, this is a great way to connect with people of similar interests.

While the Downtown Crossing neighborhood may not have been on your radar for luxury living since it was formerly part of the so-called Combat Zone, meet the new Downtown Crossing. Today, the area is flourishing. In addition to the Ritz-Carlton within steps, you’ve got the Loews Cineplex Theatre for movies, the Paramount Theatre for live performances and you’re within steps of the Theatre District, Financial District, Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Infrastructure changes have led to sidewalk and lighting improvements, and a surge of new restaurants and retail make living here even easier. It’s centrally located to most everywhere in Boston… within walking distance, if you’re so inclined. And, additional luxury condos at the old Filene’s site as well as a great supermarket (Roche Brothers) there will add to the overall attractiveness of this neighborhood.

If you’re interested in exploring homes at Millennium Place or elsewhere in Boston, I would be happy to help you navigate the options and understand the current real estate market here.