Downtown Districts including Financial District, Leather District, Theater District, Chinatown, & Downtown Crossing:
Boston's Financial District is situated downtown and is generally bordered by Devonshire Street, State Street, and Atlantic Avenue. This neighborhood is home to many global and local headquarters for companies such as Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bank of America and Sovereign Bank. Post Office Square, located in the heart of the Financial District, offers a beautiful park and green space for people who live and work nearby to enjoy. Nearby, visitors can enjoy lots of shopping and food at Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall.
The Leather District is a small nine-block neighborhood adjacent to Chinatown that has recently emerged as its own distinct Boston community. Situated between Dewey Square and Kneeland Street, the Leather District allows its residents to enjoy the loft-style living that most of the now-converted leather factories offer. Properties in this community are a fair mix of both residential and commercial, and locals are able to enjoy the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway which is only a short walk from the Leather District.
The third largest Chinese community in America is located right here, in Boston's own Chinatown. Situated between the Financial District and the Theater District, Chinatown draws in both visitors and locals to visit the many shops and restaurants it has to offer. During the late nineteenth century, garment manufacturing plants also moved to Chinatown, creating Boston's historic garment district which was active until the 1990's. Tufts Medical Center now dominates part of Chinatown with a full service hospital and multiple schools of medicine.