Welcome to Charlestown

A historic and warm neighborhood


Charlestown is one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods. The area boasts a nautical, fisherman village-esque atmosphere where many single-family residences reside. The area maintains a quaint, quiet, and peaceful community feel — an attractive and unique feature in the heart of Boston’s bustling scene. Charlestown is incredibly aesthetically pleasing, with unique neighborhoods comprised of clapboard pastel or strikingly colored single-family homes or amenity-laden condominiums. Charlestown’s real estate is highly sought-after, with inventory tending to move quickly. Navy Yard offers residents unique housing options, with condominium-style living in renovated, de-commissioned shipyards. These oceanfront condos are much more affordable than Boston’s premier seaside neighborhood, Seaport. 


While Charlestown doesn’t feature much nightlife, the area boasts a central location where residents and visitors alike can easily access nearby bars and clubs. The widely successful MBTA is home to two orange line T stops and a water taxi system at Navy Yard, making this sleepy enclave accessible for commuters who travel into Downtown Boston and its energetic financial district. Charlestown is a great mix of suburban serenity and urban convenience, making this a great place to live for those who want the best of both worlds. 


What to Love

  • A great place to raise a family
  • A unique nautical feel 
  • Home to the lively Navy Yard 
  • An exclusive northern area of Boston 

Local Lifestyle

Charlestown has a nice balance of urban and suburban life and specifically caters to young families. The area is great for commuting and offers a unique mix of fun attractions. Charlestown has a strong sense of community, and many residents gather together to socialize and support local businesses at neighborhood-wide events and festivals. The area’s lack of nightlife makes the community quieter than other parts of Boston — perfect for couples looking to settle down. 


Charlestown is pedestrian friendly and boasts immediate, easy access to world-class amenities like restaurants, shops, and parks. People in Charlestown enjoy staying active and frequently visit the area’s green spaces to unwind and relax. There are several pet-friendly parks in the area. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Warren Tavern is a popular 18th-century tavern that serves its patrons all the best beer, wines, and other libations. Its historical relevance in Boston also draws tourists who want to experience the city’s rich past. 


Monument Charlestown Restaurant & Tavern offers Charlestown residents a gastropub and wood-fired pizza experience. Here, customers can dine on their favorites, including pizza and wings. The establishment offers delivery services for casual nights in. 


Charlestown is home to Zume's Coffee House, an airy and relaxed restaurant that serves various breakfast options and select meals during the day. Pier 6 is another local favorite, as it provides a rooftop waterfront experience to diners as they indulge in fresh seafood. Look no further than Figs by Todd English for the best pizza in Charlestown.


Things to Do

Charlestown is home to numerous historic and exciting areas. History buffs head to the USS Constitution Museum to browse the venue’s enormous educational displays and exhibits. Afterward, meander the streets along Winthrop Square. The area is home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Explore Charlestown’s Gas Light District, whose colorful streets boast historical monuments and beautiful scenery. 

The Charlestown Bridge, also known as the North Washington Street Bridge, connects Charlestown to Boston’s North End and its excellent amenities. 



Charlestown boasts top-performing schools and an award-winning school district.


  • Bunker Hill Community College
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