Boston is home to one of the East Coast’s most dynamic and rapidly evolving startup cultures. In recent years, this historic city has emerged as one of the country’s most important centers for tech, finance, and design innovation, attracting talent and investors from around the world.
In a single month last year, venture capitalists pumped $624 million into 58 startups in the Boston area, and for two years running, the city was named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the number-one city in the country for startups. The city’s vibrant business community also includes the headquarters of established companies like Liberty Mutual, Santander Bank, and Reebok.
The explosion of new and growing businesses has created the need for more agile and flexible workspaces in Boston. Now more than ever, young companies, creative freelancers, digital nomads, and organizations in need of expansion are seeking out innovative and inspiring new places to work.
Choosing the right coworking space for your business can be a challenge. Click here for the full Boston city guide. And take a look at some of the best shared workspaces in Boston. Those who want to try out a space before committing to a monthly membership can do so in many Boston coworking spaces through the WeWork On Demand app.
One Lincoln Street
Nearby Transit: South Station
Cross Streets: Lincoln St & Essex St
Startups in the banking and finance sectors will feel right at home in this modern coworking space right in Boston’s popular financial district. You can sample dumplings in Chinatown with the team after work or take a rejuvenating afternoon stroll through the nearby Boston Commons.
Set over 11 stories of the historic State Street Financial Center, this collection of private offices and hot desks in a highly sought-after area of the city appeals to companies of all sizes. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
33 Arch Street
Nearby Transit: Downtown Crossing station
Cross Streets: Arch St & Hawley Pl
You can’t get more central than this dynamic and energetic coworking space at 33 Arch Street, where you’ll not only be part of Boston’s ever-evolving skyline but also be spoiled for choice when it comes to lunchtime dining options. For some fresh air, the lawns of Post Office Square are just a few minutes’ stroll away.
This flexible office space on Arch Street is packed with amenities and features bright and airy lounges, on-site support for professional and social events, hot desks, and sleek private offices for teams of all sizes. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
711 Atlantic Avenue
Nearby Transit: South Station
Cross Streets: Atlantic Ave & East St
Situated just a few minutes from Boston’s lively theater district, this shared creative space downtown offers professionals the opportunity to unwind with a show after hours. Walk a little further and you’ll be in the quaint neighborhood of Bay Village, where you’ll find delightful nightlife options and kitschy local diner The Friendly Toast.
One of the best coworking spaces in the downtown Boston area, 711 Atlantic Avenue is well suited to startups in search of temporary office space, thanks to its large and collaborative conference rooms, smart private offices, and light-filled lounges. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
One Beacon Street
Nearby Transit: Government Center station
Cross Streets: Beacon St & Tremont St
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, One Beacon Street offers unrivaled convenience for startups wanting to be in the center of a vibrant community of established companies and dynamic creatives. Alongside historic investment firms, a number of architecture and design studios share this 37-story skyscraper.
Not only does the 15th-floor coworking space boast stunning views and copious natural light throughout, but it also features break rooms with recreational games, secure bike storage for cyclists, and a fully equipped fitness center and gym. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
625 Massachusetts Ave
Nearby Transit: Central station
Cross Streets: Massachusetts Ave & Prospect St
The relaxed and affordable coworking space at 625 Massachusetts Ave, the first WeWork north of the river, is set within a classic three-story Boston townhouse far from the bustling high-rises of downtown. Wedged between Harvard and MIT, you won’t struggle to attract some of the brightest new talent to your business.
The shared office space features a wellness room designed for meditation and relaxation, as well as an open and airy event space equipped with the latest technology, lighting, and sound systems. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
501 Boylston Street
Nearby Transit: Back Bay station
Cross Streets: Boylston St & Clarendon St
This newly renovated coworking space at an enviable address in Copley Square spans two floors of the historic building and offers a beautifully designed open-air terrace overlooking Boston’s effortlessly cool Back Bay area.
The tree-lined streets are packed with hipster eateries, boutique designer stores, and independent coffee shops, making this the perfect base of operations for creative startups and sociable, dynamic teams. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
31 St. James Ave
Nearby Transit: Arlington station
Cross Streets: Arlington St & St. James Ave
One of the best coworking spaces in the Back Bay area, 31 St. James Ave offers a dog-friendly shared office that’s well positioned between the restaurants and stores of this trendy neighborhood and the nearby financial district.
Ideal for bigger companies interested in staying close to the action in Boston, this flexible workspace features sleek and naturally lit private offices, dedicated desks, and hot desk options for freelancers. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
200 Portland St
Nearby Transit: North Station, Bowdoin station
Cross Streets: Causeway St & Portland St
A beautiful and affordable coworking space in a vibrant part of Boston’s West End— where companies from every industry come together—200 Portland Street is the ideal home for new startups and established businesses alike.
The office is structured around a pair of stunning atriums on two floors and boasts art-filled lounges, well-designed private offices, and meeting rooms for brainstorming sessions and informal gatherings. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
One Seaport Square
Nearby Transit: Courthouse station, South Station
Cross Streets: Sleeper St & Northern Ave
Set amid the shops and restaurants of Seaport Square, this coworking space in Boston’s fast-changing Innovation District offers waterfront views and plentiful green spaces nearby. For a quick getaway, Logan Airport is less than 15 minutes away.
WeWork occupies two floors of One Seaport Square, offering expansive common areas, sophisticated private offices, and hot desk memberships for on-demand access to this dynamic workspace. This workspace is available to book for just $29 a day (or starting at $10 an hour for a meeting room) using the WeWork On Demand app.
Steve Hogarty is a writer and journalist based in London. He is the travel editor of City AM newspaper and the deputy editor of City AM Magazine, where his work focuses on technology, travel, and entertainment.
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