The Watermark Seaport Is a Mark of Distinction

Check out the neighborhood’s latest ultra-luxe lair.

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Photograph by Jared Kuzia

Hunting for a new rental by the waterfront, but torn between the gritty charm of Fort Point and the urbane sleekness of the Seaport? Fret not: You can have it all with the new Watermark Seaport, which offers both a 17-story luxury tower with contemporary apartments and a 65-unit loft building that embraces the area’s funkier arts-district origins.

“This is the nucleus of the neighborhood: a marriage between Fort Point Channel and the innovation of the Seaport District,” says Charley Leatherbee, executive vice president at Skanska, which developed the building.

Despite straddling two up-and-coming urban corners, the surrounding area offers plenty of outdoor space: Residents can unwind at Seaport Square Green, Fan Pier Park, or Q Park, which has a dog-walking area, a basketball court, and a toddler playground.

The property itself isn’t too shabby, either, thanks to 15,000 square feet of amenity space. Savor skyline views of the Financial District and Boston Harbor from a rooftop sky deck. Invite your friends over for a barbecue on the second-floor party terrace, complete with a fire pit and trees. Or buff up at Watermark’s glass-walled yoga studio and fitness center. The building is also festooned with commissioned work from indie artists, a nod to Fort Point’s creative enclaves.

Units range from 376-square-foot studios to 1,129-square-foot penthouses, with prices from roughly $2,300 to more than $7,000 per month. Still unsure? Consider: In addition to the location and amenities, the building’s ground floor will soon welcome the Seaport’s first CVS—a priceless convenience.

Watermark Seaport, 85 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 844-262-4350,

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Year the Fort Point Channel was first developed.

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Percentage of South Boston waterfront housing-unit growth from 2000 to 2010.

Price of clam chowder at Anthony’s Pier 4, before it closed in 2013.

Price of clam chowder at Ocean Prime.

Price of clam chowder in Legal Harborside’s second-floor dining room.