If you long for the wonders of big-city high-rises and skyscrapers while simultaneously desiring to gaze at the calming, tranquil waters of a coastal town, search no further than Boston Seaport in Massachusetts. This exciting, high-style, and illustrious community of influence allows visitors and residents to cultivate friendships over tasty cuisine, explore art and culture, and reside in luxury. They can do all of this while welcoming the dynamic energy of an influx of global corporations and international retail brands.

Echelon Seaport Building
EchelonSeaport Hero / Courtesy of Cottonwood Group, Rendering by Binyan Studios.

Luxury Living at its Best.

The Benjamin, Watermark Seaport, and 100 Pier 4 present the finest in residential apartment living. Having exceptional views of the piers, elegant interiors, and proximity to shopping, dining, fitness centers, and cultural institutions, residents enjoy the best of all worlds.   There is a brand new residential real estate development called EchelonSeaport. The first tower, 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, is slated to open in the fall of 2019 and the second tower, 135 Seaport, A Regent Collection, anticipated in early 2020. The third tower, a 270-unit luxury rental residence located along Congress Street and East Service Road, will follow soon after in 2020. Condominiums range from $700,000 to more than $5 million and offering urban resort living, and spectacular amenities, these uber-luxury modern, condominiums allow residents to live their best life. With stylish architecture designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and CBT Architects and interiors envisioned and brought to life by Jeffrey Beers International, these extraordinary condos will feature enlarged window walls allowing for natural light and dramatic views of the skyline.  Other first-rate amenities encompass poolside cabanas, sun terraces, al fresco dining areas, a trio of pools, preeminent social lounges, exclusive dining rooms, an 8,500 square-foot wellness center with a tranquility spa, and a secluded library. The 717 luxury residential units start at $2,000 per square foot.

Martin's Park

Relaxation in Unparalleled Green Space and Outdoor Parks.

There are several family-friendly, environmentally friendly spaces for residents and visitors alike. Martin’s Park pays tribute to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. Having pergola structures with seating, a café, lovely greenery, floral, and lush landscaping, South Boston Maritime Park has inscriptions and sculptures that pay homage to maritime heritage.  Seaport Common hosts numerous events such as holiday tree lighting, ice sculpting, fitness boot camps like Seaport Sweat, and an art series. Sea Green has a lawn, dog park, half basketball court, and play area for you. Located on the waterfront, the Fan Pier Park allows visitors to stroll along the marina, eat lunch on the grassy seating and benches, or just chat with friends around the fire pits. The Lawn on D, having upscale art, numerous trees, picnic tables, and ping-pong games, serves as an outdoor special events venue.

Boston Seaport

The Sensational Seaport Art Infusion.

Boston Seaport ensures that its art is enjoyable, lovely, incredible, and profound. The Institute of Contemporary Art anchors the artistic community in the harbor area with its exceptional exhibits, including When Home Won’t Let You Stay, Vivian Suter, Nina Chanel Abney, Beyond Infinity, and the SOLD-OUT display by Yayoi Kusama called LOVE IS CALLING. The community of culture is rounded out beautifully with interactive visual showcases, public arts such as the Okuda San Miguel’s Air Sea Land sculptural exhibit, Prismatica, and The Loop’s musical and storytelling structures, and Light Up Seaport’s annual tree lighting.

Glossier Boston
Glossier Boston

Where Technology and Innovation Intersect Masterfully.

Fueled by innovation, Boston Seaport has been called “the Silicon Valley of the East” because of its advanced technological landscape, entrepreneurs of great intellect, 5,000 new jobs in six years, and workspaces in the industrial, office, research, retail, and convention sectors. Having the most educated workforce in America, Seaport was ranked as the #1 city poised to lead the digital economy by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Over 350 startups and global organizations such as PWC, BCG, Vertex, PTC, and WeWork have settled in the heart of the district. Further, Amazon’s new office is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Echelon Seaport Courtyard
Pedestrian Bridge / Courtesy of Cottonwood Group

The Current – A Rotating Retail Village.

Sited prominently along Seaport Boulevard, this contemporary sensation introduced by Boston Seaport is a wonderful experiment in small brick and mortar concepts. Rotating every one to six months by themed series, the initial miniature freestanding spaces were called the She-Village.  Female-founded, innovative retailers included The Giving Keys, Havenly, Bref, Booty By Brabants, and Margaux. Another is the Glossier beauty line featuring makeup, body care, skincare, and fragrance.

75 on Libert Wharf
75 on Liberty Wharf

Fine Dining and Casual Consumption.

Internationally themed culinary experiences from Italy to France and the regional fare, including Seaport itself, has trendy restaurants. 75 on Liberty Wharf is set at the end of Fish Pier. The glass-walled eatery boasts spectacular harbor views. Delight in brunch featuring American cuisine menu items including Herbed Clam Chowder, 75 Crab Cakes, Raspberry Stuffed French Toast, Brunch Lobster Avocado Toast, and Nantucket Seafood Stew. Tuscan Kitchen handcrafts Italian cuisine with freshly made pasta and bread daily. Desserts are made in house by master pastry chefs.  Paris Creperie, a modern French bistro, prepares sweet French crepes served alongside libations at its cocktail bar.

Chef Tatiana Rosana Outlook Restaurant at The Envoy Hotel
Chef Tatiana Rosana Outlook Restaurant at The Envoy Hotel

The Outlook Kitchen, presents Food Network two-time winner of Chopped Champions fame, executive chef Tatiana Rosana. This famous chef’s dishes include delectable and flavorsome selections such as Lobster Benedict, Bourbon Baked French Toast, Red Snapper in Banana Leaf, and Cognac Mac and Cheese. Other chic restaurants in the area include Committee Boston having a meze-themed Mediterranean menu and Better Bagels with the most flavorful bagels such as Basil Chicken Salad, Cambridge, Brooklyn, and Somerville as well as build-your-own with toppings like lox spread, hummus, and garlic scallion. Other foods and dessert shops include La Colombe, by Chloe, Sweetgreen, Scorpion Bar, Dig Inn, Wagamama, Taiyaki NYC, and Cisco Brewers Seaport. Hot nightspots include Hopsters Brewing Company, Lookout Rooftop & Bar at The Envoy Hotel, Sky Lounge Rooftop at Yotel Boston, The Grand Boston Night Club, and Event Space hosts live performances by renowned musical artists often.

Cynthia Rowley Shop
Cynthia Rowley Shop

High-End Fashion and Wonderfully Eclectic Elements

A vast array of classy stores includes Mayhew Wine Shop, Mr. Sid, Stone Source, Pete Millar, Outdoor Voices, and the delightfully distinctive Warby Parker sunglasses like the Faye, Aubrey, and Gemma. Others include Lululemon, Away, Equinox, SoulCycle, L.L. Bean, Bluemercury, Cardullo’s Gourmet Market, Fjällräven Boston, For Now, inSpirit, and Sephora featuring sassy makeovers, personalized skin consultations, classes, parties, and launches of gorgeous products.

The Envoy Hotel Roof Top

Elegant Hotels of Sophistication. 

The Envoy Hotel has an excellent staff with their hands on the pulse of the Boston Seaport community. Whether it’s the out of town guests visiting the superb hotel or the locals raising the roof, more specifically, hanging out on top of the roof at its famous Lookout Rooftop and Bar, individuals relish a profound experience of excellence. The hotel is within walking distance of just about everything, including restaurants, retail stores, museums, and offices. The contemporary hotel has plush lobby seating with collaborative, technologically friendly workspaces, and guestrooms with floating beds, posh bathrobes, and unique flat-screen televisions with bicycle frame bases.  Their specially curated art collection features captivating murals, sculptures, and other fascinating pieces—Reserve one of the 136 rooms, luxury corner guestrooms, or elite suites.

Envoy Hotel Igloo on Rooftop Bar
Envoy Hotel Igloo on Rooftop Bar

The Lookout Rooftop & Bar, a lounge overlooking the port, is one of the coolest and popular spots in the city on any given day. It has panoramic skyline views, main bar with premium wines, beers, and cocktails as well as the exclusive Harbor Lounge with private seating and an exclusive bar. In the winter, guests can enjoy the wondrous Igloo Bar. Heated igloos are provided for  6 – 10 guests each to relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor while sipping on specialty cocktails created by master mixologist Brain McDougall. While cozying up under fleece blankets, just press a button to illuminate the igloo to signal that you are ready for the server to take your order. Other excellent hotels in the Seaport vicinity include the  InterContinental Hotel, Yotel Boston, Renaissance Boston Waterfront, The Seaport Hotel, and The Westin Boston Waterfront.

Boston Seaport at a Glance

  • It is a prime luxury attraction with unique retail and dining options that distinguish it from other shopping destinations.
  • The Current is an innovative shopping experience that emulates a village in its tiny-home-based architecture, giving shoppers the impression that they’re visiting a retail town within a town.
  • Boston Seaport’s culture is shaped by its “Work, Live, Play” strategy.
  • It’s an inventive, inviting, and invigorating atmosphere that bustles with activity and fosters innovation.
  • Residents are adaptable, forward-thinking, and growth-oriented.
  • The neighborhood is widely appreciated for its accessibility and lively nature.
  • Art, innovation, culture, and community converge in Boston Seaport, creating a vibrant framework for a rapidly developing district poised to become a best-in-class neighborhood of local and national renown.
  • In Boston’s beautiful waterfront and the historic Fort Point district, lies a vibrant and bustling neighborhood with a unique appeal.
  • A synergistic community of artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, Seaport has forged a culture all its own.
  • 100-year old warehouses and contemporary architecture frame the landscape in a stunning display of old and new.
  • A modern urban center, 7 million square feet of mixed-use development is planned and spans 20 city blocks and is anchored by over 1.1 million square feet of retail space.
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