An under-sung gem of an historic district. Oh, and home to the city’s narrowest house.
Who lives here: Long-timers who are not bank robbers. Boaters and the boater-adjacent. Families wise enough to have snatched up townhouses back in the day.
Average one-bedroom rent: $2,500/month
Bar and restaurant scene: It’s a terrific mix of no-name dives, mid-level spots, and a few choice fine dining spots (e.g., whatever has landed in the old Olives space this month). Come summer, waterfront day drinking is the order of the weekend.
Public transit situation: You can take the Orange Line to Sullivan Square, or the 93 bus to Bunker Hill St. Our recommendation? The water shuttle.
Quote from a resident: “It's a real community -- neighbors know and look out for each other. Lots of neighborhood events, like the annual Halloween parade, Bunker Hill Day parade, Christmas Trolley tour, and more. Easy access to downtown, North End, Cambridge, and Somerville. Fantastic restaurants, including Brewer's Fork, Navy Yard Bistro, Paolo's, and Pier 6. Great coffee shops like Sorelle and Zume's. And tons of history, like Warren Tavern where Ben Franklin drank with his revolutionary crew, and George Washington spent the night; the Bunker Hill Monument and Old Ironsides, both on the Freedom Trail.”