• About the Project

Boston's Neighborhoods

The City of Boston is comprised of 27 neighborhoods and 17 Planning Districts, as defined by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, each with a unique history and identity.  Below are statistical profiles of each neighborhood and district from the 2010 Census.  

Additionally, there are numerous indicators from across our ten sectors that paint the picture of each neighborhood, its needs and its assets.  For those, see our Boston Neighborhoods Cross Cut Topic page.



 Neighborhood Profiles 

Allston East Boston North End
Back Bay Fenway Roslindale
Bay Village Harbor Islands Roxbury
Beacon Hill Hyde Park South Boston
Brighton Jamaica Plain South Boston Waterfront
Charlestown  Leather District South End
Chinatown Longwood Medical West End
Dorchester Mattapan West Roxbury
Downtown Mission Hill


 Boston's Planning Districts

 Allston/Brighton  Harbor Islands Roxbury
 Back Bay/Beacon Hill Hyde Park South Boston
 Central Boston Jamaica Plain S. Dorchester
 Charlestown Mattapan  South End 
 East Boston N. Dorchester  West Roxbury 
 Fenway/Kenmore Roslindale   


East Boston