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Boston’s Waterfront is generally considered a thin crescent of land bounded on the north and east by the Boston Harbor and to the west by the North End by Rose Kennedy Greenway. Like many Boston neighborhoods, the Waterfront’s topography has changed over the years as water and docks were replaced by solid land-fill. Starting with Puritans, the waterfront was the original embarkation point to Boston and the New World for thousands of immigrants. Back then it was dotted with working wharves and large granite warehouses.

Today those wharves play host to a lively mix of water taxis, ferries, and marinas while the granite warehouses house cool brick and beam lofts as the port’s commercial activities have moved to other parts of the harbor. Large high-rise luxury condominiums, world-class hotels, restaurants, and attractions, like the Boston Tea Party Museum and New England Aquarium call the waterfront home making it one of Boston’s most iconic neighborhoods.

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