Apartments in the Innovation District in Boston allow innovators to stay close to the action. Whenever an idea strikes, residents are close enough to the office of the collaborative District Hall space to relay their idea before it is gone. There are many options from which to choose.
Factory 63 offers living and work spaces that combine the comforts of home with the amenities that are needed to get the creative juices flowing. Artist live/work spaces offer one bedroom and a studio space to make it easy for artists to create a piece using any medium whenever the mood strikes. Lofts feature two bedrooms with a smaller living space. Stainless steel appliances, wood floors and views of the city create modern appeal for professionals and artists alike. As a green apartment building, Factory 63 uses an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that will keep utility costs down for residents. Other green features include a green roof with native plants, a green cleaning program and on-site bike storage.
315 on A is a building that takes the Innovation District's goal of functional living to a new level. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available for individuals and families, and select units include dens that can be used as an in-home work space. Apartments are available for lease on floors six through 20, so each unit offers views. The layout of each unit has been designed with function as a priority. As a building that focuses on sustainable living, 315 on A has received an LEED certification. Green features include a building design that allows for 20 percent greater efficiency than building code requirements, the use of recycled building materials during construction and high-efficiency appliances that cut down on energy use and utility costs.
Waterside Place is a waterfront community that offers apartments with open floor plans with one to three bedrooms. Oversized windows are designed to let the light shine in while affording residents breathtaking views of the water and the Boston skyline. As with other apartment buildings in the Innovation District, Waterside Place incorporates energy-efficient appliances and a unique building design to reduce energy use for green living. As an apartment building that strives to be a community instead of simply a place to live, amenities that are available to all residents abound. An on-site fitness center allows residents to stay in shape, while the media room offer opportunities to socialize while watching the game. Other amenities include a cafe, pub, community gardens and an outdoor kitchen.
As an area that is constantly being developed to align with the Innovation District's goal to provide professionals with to tools that they need to bring their ideas to life, apartments in the area are continuously being developed. As an area that is focused on innovation, residents can be sure that they will find housing that is focused on combining comfort, modern design and sustainability. The inclusion of a work space in apartments located in the Innovation District makes it an ideal place to live, work and play for the most creative individuals.
The Boston Globe notes that the Innovation District is full of potential, but a human touch could be used to really maximize on the concept. Renting an apartment in the district allows professionals to give this area the human touch that it needs to thrive in the long term.