Chinatown - Leather District - 02111
Housing in Chinatown – Leather District
The Leather District is a small sub-neighborhood just east of Chinatown, nestled between Dewey Square and Kneeland Street. These nine distinct blocks are noted for their 19th century brick warehouse structures. Understandably, you will not find any single-family homes in the area, but you can find lofts and condominiums to buy or lease. If you should decide to buy or lease in Chinatown, you will surely be in the center of the hustle and bustle of city life! Fortunately, the city is vibrant and constantly in motion. There are corner stores, retail stores, and grocery stores all within walking distance along with restaurants of all kinds.
Several cities like San Francisco have well-known “Chinatown” areas within their cities which typically refer to an area a half a dozen or so square blocks of mostly Asian stores, restaurants and residences. Since Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood encompasses a much larger area of non-Asian businesses and restaurants, etc., you might hear this area called Mid-Town. Housing in this area consists mainly of condominiums. They might be small, pied-à-terre units with less than 500 square feet of living space or a larger penthouse with over 4,000 square feet. Pricing for housing has been running from $250,000 to $3,000,000 while rentals range from $1,900 to $5,800. Naturally, price depends upon size, location, and amenities.
The following chart is a visual representation of the cyclical nature of real estate and compares the ups and downs of the neighborhood of Chinatown to those of the entire city of Boston. The taller the column the better it is for buyers. The shorter the column the better it is for sellers. Hence 2010 was the best time for a buyer to buy in Chinatown. On the other hand, 2013-2015 were great years for sellers. Save yourself time and frustration and bookmark this page and check back anytime to see what is truly currently available in Chinatown. This site is updated by the official REALTOR®’s database every 15 minutes.