The Financial District is located in the downtown area between Government Center and Chinatown.
The area includes Post Office Square, the Exchange Place, International Place complexes, and the landmark Custom House Tower. The Financial District is a mix of old and new, from the Old State House, Bell-in-Hand Tavern to the Frost Ice Loft and Howl at the Moon.
The Financial District received its name from the numerous headquarters of financial companies that are located within close proximity as well as the high-rise towers that house the Federal Reserve Bank. Post Office Square is also a famous local landmark with a beautifully landscaped green park in the center of downtown, where many residents come out along the grass during the summer months reading and soaking in the towering buildings around the park.