The Financial District is located just North East of the Boston Common and includes many of Boston’s largest corporations and financial institutions. While many areas of Boston are made up of historic brownstones, the Financial District has the highest density of high rises in the city. Since this is so, it has the most urban feel of all the neighborhoods in Boston. Over the years, the Financial District, which was predominately business-centric, has started to add residential infrastructure. Some of the improvements include the Rose-Kennedy Parkway, the overall development of the waterfront, new residential condominiums such as the Folio and the continued improvement of Faneuil Hall.
The Financial District is conveniently located between the Midtown and Waterfront neighborhoods with easy access to the North End, Seaport and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. This central location offers many public transportation options. While the Financial District continues to add more residential infrastructure, it is still considered to be more of a business sector of the city.