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The Leather District is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. The neighborhood is situated between Boston’s Financial District and Chinatown. Occasionally referred to as the ‘LD’ this area is bordered by Kneeland Street, Essex Street, Atlantic Avenue, and Lincoln Street. The Leather District got its name because historically the main industry in the area was leather.
Businesses located near the Leather District include KPMG and Camden Consulting. This suburbs economic health is intertwined with the city of Boston. The main sectors for the city’s economy are tourism, research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. The Financial District offers the headquarters of companies such as Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, and DWS Scudder Investments. This is also home to State Street Bank, Eastern Bank, Pricewaterhousecoopers, RSM McGladrey, and The Debt Exchange. There is also a local headquarters for the Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, and Merrill Lynch. There are many locations for serviced office space in and around the Leather District in Boston.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in and around the Leather District. In South Boston there are three miles of public beaches, recreational parks, and the cities HarborWalk, which offers a variety of unique attractions. You can go down to Boston’s working port and watch fishermen unloading their catch at the Fish Pier, go swimming on one of the beaches, or choose a path for jogging and walking in along the harbor. Dining options in the Leather District include Les Zygomates, South Street Dinner, O Ya, Splash, Sorriso, and the Corner Pub.
The nearest major airport to the Leather District is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 4 miles from the center of Boston. Another major airport in the area is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, offering domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire, 53 miles from the Leather District. Boston public transportation consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The rapid-transit system serves the core city and many of the suburbs. The Leather district is well-served by this system.