With its perfect location and beautiful scenery, West End remains one of the top notch neighborhoods in Boston. It's located in the middle of the city, so if you're looking to rent in the West End you need to be aware that while everything you'll need will be within arms reach you'll also be living right in the hustle and bustle of Boston. Think this sounds like the neighborhood where you'll find your perfect apartment? Start your search on our site!
West End is a popular neighborhood that has a lot to offer in various categories. A major part of its popularity is its location. Located between Beacon Hill and North End, the West End is not only super close to all downtown Boston has to offer but it overlooks the Charles River as well.
The neighborhood is small in size and shows no match against Dorchester in that category, but it’s still home big institutions and attractions that pulls people to visit West End. Both TD Garden, New England’s sports arena that hosts the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, and Massachusetts General Hospital is located in the neighborhood.
West End itself is a vibrant neighborhood that is home to a ethnically diversified group of people. The neighborhood itself can be said to be a quiet one, perfect for families. While the neighborhood’s population showed a steady decrease in the 19th century, today this has reversed and we’re seeing trends of a growing residential population.
The majority of the land on which West End lies is a product of land fill, the process of creating new land from the ocean, lake beds, and such.The West End neighborhood of Boston is a neighborhood that has undergone a lot of developments throughout its time. One of the most significant developments throughout the years being the big “Urban Renewal.”
In the 1950s, the Urban Renewal project was put into place to replace all homes and stores in West End with highways and superblocks of luxury towers. The residents of the West End could only watch as a big part of the neighborhood’s identity was taken away. While the number of residents decreased significantly due to the fact that homes and stores were demolished, the residential population is continuing to grow, which shows a neighborhood with a strong identity and potential.
Like most of downtown Boston, public transportation is a better option than driving. It’s not that driving around West End is hard, more that finding parking can be a hassle. And what’s really worse than finding parking when you have stuff to do. Get around on foot, bus, taxi, or the “T”- the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Boston is blessed with a great public transportation system that get’s you to where you need to go without any hassle (most the time of course). It’s also the cheapest option of getting around, expect walking that is. You’ll have access to the Boston North Station that’s located in West End and Haymarket, Bowdoin, and Charles/MGH stations located just outside of West End.
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West End is located within 02114. This area currently has 13,001 residents in 7,109 households. Out of the total population, 25.75% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 31.3.
When looking at residents older than 25, 5.67% have graduated from high school, 36.43% have a bachelor's degree, and 45.25% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 70.3% and the median income in this zipcode is $86,863.
At least 76.14% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by walking with an average commute time of 22.5 minutes.
Geographically, 02114 is a part of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. This county is currently home to 767,719 residents, or 299,658 households with a median income of $57,439. Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents have a median age of 32.4 and 64.20% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Suffolk County, Massachusetts is a part of the greater Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area is currently home to a population 4,343,828 across 1,635,254 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $77,009 and median age of 38.2. In general, at least 40.37% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.