The West End: The Perfect Mix of Old and New Boston

The West End neighborhood was once the most densely populated area of the city. It was home to notable residents including architect Charles Bulfinch, media magnate Sumner Redstone, founder of Berklee School of Music Lawrence Berk and actor Leonard Nimoy and continues to be home to landmarks including Massachusetts General Hospital, North Station, a major transportation center for the city, and TD Garden, New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena. The area is transforming before our eyes, becoming a 24/7 work/live/play area.

One of the hot new residential options near the West End is Lovejoy Wharf, a 157 unit, 15-story residential luxury condo building by Related/Beal with an exceptional patio on Boston’s waterfront at the nexus of the North End and Beacon Hill. It is is easily accessible by car, bike, foot, train, and – soon – water taxi. A new restaurant coming to Lovejoy Wharf called Alcove by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli boasts spectacular views of Boston Harbor, the Zakim Bridge, and the Bunker Hill Monument, making it a big draw to the area. This new venture builds on an exciting neighborhood that is just minutes away from the TD Garden, award-winning restaurants, exceptional retailers and popular fitness studios.

Another new project known as The Hub on Causeway is underway and will be completed in three phases. Phase 1 will include multi-level retail and restaurant space, a 15-screen movie theatre, 540 underground parking spaces, expansion of TD Garden, office space and a 60,000 square foot Star Market, which adds to the attractiveness of the neighborhood as an area to live in.

Phase II consists of a 38-story residential tower stretching nearly 500 feet above the West and North End neighborhoods and will include approximately 440 units many of which will have stunning City or Harbor views. Condos are expected to range from studios to spacious penthouses overlooking Boston.

The final stage, Phase III, will be a 21-story office tower. At project completion, the development will provide numerous best-in-class retail and dining options, centered by a dynamic, breathtaking front door entrance to TD Garden and North Station.

By The Hub on Causeway being centrally located in between Boston’s West and North Ends and just steps from sporting and concert events at TD Garden, shopping and dining, the scenic Waterfront, and all major transportation points, it is emerging as a highly desirable area to both live and work.

With a growing residential population and a bustling business community, the West End is the hot, new neighborhood in Boston to watch. Contact me to learn more about the upcoming neighborhood and the residential options here.