About Boston Main Streets

Boston Main Streets is a network of 20 Main Streets organizations that use a comprehensive revitalization approach to create, build, and sustain healthy commercial districts.

Since 1995, we’ve helped create 1,394 new businesses, 8,176 new jobs, and 373,680 volunteer hours. We’ve also held hundreds of events and improved storefront occupancy rates. And we’re committed to increasing those numbers year after year.


Get To Know Us

Boston Main Streets is comprised of efforts from the City of Boston, the Boston Main Streets Foundation, and the Main Streets districts themselves. Learn more about each below.

The City of Boston

In his inaugural speech Mayor Walsh said “We must help small businesses plant themselves and grow in every neighborhood of our city.” At Boston Main Streets, we couldn’t agree more. We work together to preserve and protect neighborhood commercial centers, support new businesses, and create new jobs.

Boston Main Streets Foundation

The Foundation is a public-private initiative established by the City of Boston in 1995, and has been the driving force behind the revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts.


The Main Streets Districts

Our districts encompass all of Boston, touching on everything from the melting pot of cuisines across Allston Village to the Atlantic breeze down by East Boston. With such a wide range, there’s always something to do or see.

Since 1995, We’ve Created

New Businesses

New Jobs

Volunteer Hours