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About Downtown Boston

This vibrant heart of Boston offers an experience of city life at its best. 

Downtown Boston's strength lies in its diversity. The area is made up of a densely layered collage of commercial and residential buildings; educational, government, and cultural institutions; world-class theaters and a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene; public transit; 24 million square feet of commercial office space; and, most important, people from all demographics who fill it with energy.

Everything is within walking distance as commerce intersects with leisure. People from near and far enliven the 24-hour neighborhood as they gather to enjoy a meal in any of our 130 restaurants, or shop in one of our 300 retail establishments. With more than 185 jewelers, we are a destination for that extra special gift. Here is where you will meet friends, work or find cultural diversions. For more than 10,000 people, this is a neighborhood they call home.