The neighborhood of East Boston is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in East Boston. There are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to visit, including Suffolk Downs Infield and Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, and they are very well-situated, making them very easy to access. Lastly, noise can sometimes be an issue in this part of the city, as during rush hour, traffic can occasionally be loud.
In East Boston, roughly 60% of buildings are small apartment buildings, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city happened before the 1960s. This neighborhood has quite a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy around three quarters of the units in the neighborhood and one quarter are occupied by owners.
It is usually an option for house buyers in this part of Boston to do grocery shopping on foot. In addition, there are a fair number of opportunities for those who cherish nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable variety of clothing stores. With respect to education, residents will find that no matter where their home is situated in East Boston, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
East Boston presents property owners with several alternative means of transportation. Owing to many nearby rapid transit stations with access to the Blue Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, the public transit network in East Boston is very good. This neighborhood is also reasonably car friendly. It is a short car ride to the closest highway, such as Massachusetts Turnpike, from any home in this part of the city, and it is convenient to park. It is very easy for pedestrians to navigate East Boston; all common errands can be run on foot, and there are also a good number of businesses nearby.