Before the pandemic, coworking spaces were the fastest-growing niche in commercial real estate. As of 2022, they’ve come to account for nearly 5% of the global market and, by 2030, experts predict that as much as 30% of all office space will be coworking space.

In many ways, Boston office and coworking space got ahead of the curve by providing a wealth of highly appreciated options. In fact, there are so many choices here that it can be challenging to determine the right one for any given need. Whether you’re a corporate manager looking for ways to get your employees back into a physical space or working from home and wanting to get the most from the coworking space, there’s something for you.

Regus on Arch Street

Address: 101 Arch St., 8th floor, Boston, MA 02110

Located at 101 Arch St., this Boston coworking space is part of the historic Downtown Crossing area, which is home to some of the city’s most successful businesses. Conveniently situated near I-93 and I-90 and boasting easily accessible subterranean parking, this stunning, 21-story property features cutting-edge amenities, such as a sophisticated video conferencing studio and a chic lounge space. At the end of the day, members can also visit the adjacent Wilbur Theatre or the nearby Boston Opera House for a high-class dose of local cultural entertainment.

Idea Space

Address: 867 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

Located between Fairfield and Gloucester streets in the very heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Idea Space is surrounded by a myriad of shops and restaurants. This coworking community is also easily accessible, as it’s within walking distance of three T-stations, as well as the main Back Bay Station and two different garages.

Membership and access options here include hot desks, dedicated desks, private offices, meeting rooms and virtual office services. Idea Space members enjoy perks such as discounts and benefits through the Idea Space Boston partner network and can also attend events to share expertise and be inspired by other entrepreneurs.

WeWork One Lincoln Street

Address: 1 Lincoln St., Boston, MA 02111

Boston’s Financial Center is a perfect option for your workspace, as it’s a gateway to the financial district. Plus, the business networking opportunities here are second to none. The historic State Street Financial Center has been turned into a modern workspace with art-filled salons, collaborative conference rooms and elegant private offices. Commuting is also a breeze, as both Boston subway and buses at South Street Station are within walking distance of the building. For dining, explore the abundance of options in Chinatown or check out the food trucks in Boston Commons. The shops at Downtown Crossing are also close by.

Workbar Downtown

Address: 24 School St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Located in the center of the action at Boston’s downtown core, Workbar Downtown is just minutes from major T stops. It’s also less than 10 minutes from the Boston airport and two major interstates.

Workbar Downtown welcomes members with premium amenities, such as noise-free study spaces, walk-in phone booths, fully equipped conference rooms, a nursing room, collaborative whiteboard areas, and a highly collaborative atmosphere that is carefully curated by the community manager.

Membership options and access here include on-demand day passes, meeting rooms, virtual office services, community memberships with once-a-month access, and even custom coworking memberships tailored to accommodate members of the modern hybrid workforce.

Spaces Newbury Street

Address: 361 Newbury St., 3rd, 4th & 5th floors, Boston, MA 02115

This Boston coworking space is located in the lively Back Bay district and provides a private and creative working atmosphere. It’s a unique, exciting workspace that encourages invention and cooperation with an attractive design and personalized service approach. The location is easily accessible from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the Boston subway’s Green Line, as well as from the Amtrak Back Bay station. This allows for convenient access to New York and Washington, D.C., as well as other major East Coast cities.

With the fresh, brilliant brains of MIT and Harvard within close proximity, the spirit of research and innovation abounds. Along with historic Victorian buildings and awe-inspiring galleries, the Back Bay neighborhood’s unique, energy-rich culture is shaped. This location is also a social hotspot packed with fresh energy and opportunities to grow your business. And, it’s less than a five-minute walk from the well-known Prudential Center.

CIC Boston

Address: 50 Milk St., 15th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

This CIC location has been welcoming members since 1999 and is one of the oldest coworking spaces in Boston. With a wealth of experience accumulated throughout more than two decades, this coworking community offers some of the best services in the city.

CIC Boston aims to support innovators through inclusive, flexible spaces, in addition to conference rooms; concierge services; operational and technical support; enterprise-grade internet service; and many more premium amenities.

What’s more, community events here curate and maintain a diverse network of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and service providers — paving the way for a breadth of exceptional professional collaborations.

Regus Arlington Street

Address: 75 Arlington St., Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116

Also located in the Back Bay District, this coworking space is within the innovation heart of Boston. High-end workspaces and the building’s traditional exterior work together to convey a sense of New England grandeur. At the same time, abundant natural light floods the modern, open interior. Amenities include a coffee bar, a business lounge and state-of-the-art video conference facilities. After a long day, members can relax in the neighboring Boston Public Garden or enjoy dining at one of the neighborhood’s many cozy eateries.

Studio by Tishman Speyer

Address: 125 High St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Tishman Speyer’s Studio is located in an iconic, 11-story building in downtown Boston and boasts fantastic views of the heart of the city, as well as the harbor. Within close proximity of Interstate 93, South Station and the Massachusetts Turnpike, Studio is a highly accessible option for coworking space in Boston, no matter which direction members arrive from.

Sleek, fully furnished spaces, top-of-the-line acoustics and light-filled offices provide a perfect location to inspire any business venture. Members can also take part in various events, leadership seminars, happy hours, and wellness activities organized by the on-site crew.

Studio is also within minutes of numerous cultural, entertainment and dining venues, including the famous and highly appreciated food trucks of Dewey Square.

WeWork St. James

Address: 31 St. James Ave., 6th floor, Boston, MA 02116

Find this three-story Boston coworking location between Arlington and Berkeley streets in a historic building. The majestic structure — which was first completed in 1922 — today houses the consulates of France, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Colombia. Larger businesses love this downtown coworking space for its proximity to the Financial District and the convenient variety of commuting options: It’s just one block from the Green Line; two blocks from Back Bay Station; close to routes 90 and 93; and a few steps from a bike-sharing station. As an added bonus, some of the area’s finest hotels, restaurants and stores — as well as the Copley Square farmers market — are across the street.

In a city with unique worker amenities and plenty of Boston coworking space available, it’s easy to find the best local coworking community for your needs.  

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss is a senior writer reporting real estate trends in the US. Her work has been cited by CBS News, Curbed, The Los Angeles Times, and Forbes among others. With an academic background in journalism, Eliza has been covering real estate since 2012. Before joining PropertyShark, Eliza was an associate editor at Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive. Eliza writes for both PropertyShark and CommercialEdge. Reach her at [email protected]