Charlestown has become a very popular neighborhood for those who want to live in close proximity to downtown Boston and be close to the head of harbor as well as living in an area steeped in history and architectural detail. Situated on the north side of the Charles River, Charlestown is full of charm and rich in its own cultural growth. One can find contemporary apartments with brick walls, cellars marked from the underground railroad days, stone fireplaces, private gardens and decks. Newly constructed condominiums blend with historic brownstones.
The gas lit district features parks, cobblestone paths, retail shops and neighborhood cafes. Common points of interest in Charlestown include the Spaulding rehab facility, The 50+ acres of the Charlestown Navy Yard, home to the Charlestown marina, restaurants, converted Navy Yard apartments and condominiums situated on the harbor’s edge, the USS Constitution or “Old Ironsides, (daily sunset and sunrise services), the Bunker Hill Monument which is at the end of the famous Freedom Trail and Bunker Hill Community College.
Quaint shops and restaurants are scattered throughout this 1 square mile village convenient to downtown, all major highways, public transportation including the MBTA water shuttle to Long Wharf, aquarium and the private water shuttle boats transporting to all harbor locations.