Boston is a hopping place, with lots of things to do and see. It’s also a place where office space is in high demand, and where affordable office space can be very difficult to find!
Despite this, many business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders are looking for office space in Boston.
But we think they’re missing an opportunity….
Office Space Outside of Boston MA
There are many areas on the outskirts of Boston and in the suburbs surrounding the city that have available office spaces. These office spaces outside of Boston are sometimes overlooked by businesses who have tunnel vision focused on finding that perfect space downtown.
While securing office space in Boston is great, the truth is there are some great alternatives outside the city limits.
We might be biased (given our location in Wakefield MA, just 12 miles from downtown Boston), but we think there are certain things that make office space NEAR Boston significantly better than office space IN downtown Boston for businesses in a variety of industries!
Here’s our list of the key advantages that make office space near Boston just as good as, if not better than, office space IN Boston.
Benefits of Office Space NEAR Boston
Affordability is probably the number one reason why we think office space outside of Boston is better than office space in the city. For the same price or significantly less, you can get much more room for your business in suburbs like Wakefield.
It’s estimated that office space in Boston typically starts at $30-$40 per square foot, with prices rising to $60-$70 per square foot in specific areas of the city that are in high demand.
At The Lakeside Park in Wakefield, MA, just minutes from downtown Boston, our rates start as low as $16* per square foot!
If you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck investing in office space, looking outside Boston is best.
Parking is at a premium in downtown Boston and as a result, many Boston office spaces don’t offer on site parking as an option. While this may seem fine – and in some cases it is fine – the truth is that it’s much more convenient for your clients, customers, and employees to have access to on-site parking at your location.
Many office spaces outside of Boston (including The Lakeside Park) provide on-site parking lots with plenty of spaces for all tenants, which makes everyday life a lot easier. Even better, this parking is included at no extra cost!
Many people live in the suburbs and commute to the city for work. If you move your business to the suburbs, you make your office even more accessible for many of your customers and employees.
Worried that clients or customers might be coming to you from the city? Don’t fret! The suburbs around Boston are quite easy to get to and are just minutes from downtown. Plus, they’ll be traveling the opposite direction of most traffic as they make their way in your direction, which can be a huge perk when it comes to commuting!
Wakefield in particular is even accessible via public transportation. Our office park is just half a mile from the Wakefield Train Station, and we’re located right on an MBTA bus line!
If you’re a small business or startup trying to afford office space in downtown Boston, chances are you won’t be able to afford to lease the top-of-the-line office space that provides you with a plethora of additional services, amenities, and resources. But working with the same budget outside of the city, there’s a good chance you could.
If you want to enjoy perks like assistance with maintenance, in suite mail delivery, on site parking, and more, looking outside of Boston for office space is your best bet!
Having space in the city may be the ‘in’ thing to do, but when you expand your search to outside the city, you open yourself up to finding new and unique office spaces to consider. Depending on your business’ style, office space outside of Boston may even suit you better than a high-rise building or an expensive storefront downtown would.
If you’re looking for a space that you can truly make your own at a fraction of the cost of an office rental in downtown Boston, The Lakeside Park is an option you should strongly consider.
Take Advantage of the Perks of Office Space NEAR Boston at The Lakeside Park
Have we piqued your interest in renting office near Boston instead of directly downtown? If so, we encourage you to check us out!
The Lakeside Park is just a short drive from Boston and features a variety of office spaces ideal for businesses in any and all industries. Situated along the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, we offer plentiful on site parking and have abundant amenities and resources available for tenants.
Contact us today to learn more and find out if one of our spaces is right for your business!
Still not convinced that office space outside of Boston is the better option? Give us a call today at (781) 557-5555 or contact us online to schedule a tour of the available office spaces at our office park in Wakefield MA and see for yourself why business is better by the lake!
*$13.50 per square foot base lease plus $2.50 per square foot for utility surcharge = $16.00 per square foot total
Editor’s Note: This content was originally published in 2017 but has been updated as of March 2021.