East Boston Real Estate Information

East Boston is one of the many neighborhoods of Boston that was originally an independent community but was later annexed by Bean Town. East Boston is physically separated from the downtown portion of Boston, however, despite their governmental unification. East Boston is removed from Boston by Boston Harbor, the Chelsea Creek, the town of Winthrop, and the community of Revere. The closest communities by water across the harbor are the Financial/Downtown District and the North End, which is especially well known for its selection of cuisine. All East Boston real estate is built over what used to be five distinct islands – Governor's, Bird and Apple, Breed's, Orient Heights, and Noddle Islands. They were connected via landfill in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for the purpose of creating more liveable land for the Greater Boston area.

William H. Sumner was essentially the founding father of East Boston, since he played a pivotal role in convincing the government to acquire and fill in the land between the islands. The growth of East Boston was facilitated by the construction of an efficient method of transportation between the mainland and the former islands. East Boston is well known for being something of a stepping stone for new immigrants to the United States, especially former citizens of Ireland, Canada, Russia, Italy, Asian nations, and South American countries. East Boston has a population of about thirty eight thousand residents, and experienced a minor boom during the expansion of Logan Airport.

East Boston properties have an outstanding view of the Boston skyline, especially when seen from a high rise across Boston Harbor. Notable sites of interest in East Boston include the Madonna Shrine, Constitution Beach, Piers Park, Suffolk Downs, Soccer Fields, and the Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery. Educational opportunities in East Boston are offered primarily by the Boston Public Schools, which includes East Boston High School and a number of public elementary and middle schools. There are also a number of private institutions, including those operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Residents of East Boston real estate can also enjoy the many urban attractions of downtown Boston.