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The year is coming to a close and it’s time to consider which Boston neighborhoods should be high on your watch list for next year. Maybe you’re considering selling your current Boston home and moving to another neighborhood. If you’re planning to relocate to Boston or you plan to move to a new Boston neighborhood, here are the top 5 Boston neighborhoods to watch for 2019.

Back Bay

Every year, you can put Back Bay on this list as it’s one of the best neighborhoods in Boston. With the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, also known as One Dalton, almost ready, the neighborhood is about to get a bit better. This building will be 742-feet tall and provide 160 new condos and a hotel.

In addition, the neighborhood has plenty of new towers popping up around the Back Bay Station. It’s a growing spot and buyers seeking a new condo will find plenty in Back Bay.

Kendall Square

This neighborhood really started to be one to pay attention to in 2017. It’s growing and changing the Cambridge neighborhood through the growth. The University paid to have the federal government take over the Volpe transit center site. This site will now become the place for the tallest building in Cambridge, which will be around 500 feet tall.

Currently, there are about 1,400 housing units in the plans for this area, along with 1.7 million square feet of office and research space. There will also be new plazas and parkland here. In addition, the University is building a new 28-story dorm building.

Another reason to keep an eye on Kendall square is the Brothers Marketplace, which will be opening in the summer of 2019.

South End

New development is found all throughout South End. It’s filled with plenty of projects to watch including the redevelopment of the former Boston flower Exchange. This project is expected to rival the commercial hubs of Seaport and Kendal Square.

In addition, a millennial resort is being created in the Ink Block development. Thousands of condos and apartments are being added to the area along with hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail space.



Pierce Boston condo and apartment tower is just one of the developments here. It stands 30 stories tall and a total of 340 feet making it the tallest building to the west of Back Bay. It opened in March of 2018 right after the five-building Fenway Center opened up.

More projects are expected in 2019 for this neighborhood and it just keeps growing. In fact, the Red Sox have plans to transform many of the lots around Fenway Park.

The West End

North Station and TD Garden are at the center of many large developments coming to the West End. Some are already underway, such as the Hub on Causeway, while others are just in the planning stages. The Hub on Causeway is expected to include the largest supermarket in the city, a 15-screen movie theater and much more.

In addition, Garden Garage is being replaced with a 469-unit tower standing 44 stories tall.

If you’re considering moving to a new neighborhood in Boston, these five have plenty of new developments coming in 2019.

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