In 1940, East Boston was the arrival point for thousands of immigrants to Boston, infusing the neighborhood with an Old World charm and diversity which it still exhibits today. East Boston is currently home to a fusion of longtime residents, young professionals, and predominantly South American immigrants. The multitude of ethnic restaurants reflects this vibrant diversity. Logan Airport is located here, making East Boston a gateway for people from around the world. Located across Boston Harbor, East Boston residents enjoy fantastic waterfront views of the city skyline.
About the Community
Nicknamed, “Eastie”, East Boston boasts some of the most breathtaking views of the city skyline at Piers Park. A number of unique restaurants and retailers showcase the cultural diversity of the neighborhood. Maverick Square and Central Square are the main commercial areas and are supported by East Boston Main Streets. The housing in East Boston is a mixture of old and new, including many restored triple-deckers.
Take the blue line train to East Boston.: The Maverick, Airport, Wood Island, Orient Heights, and Suffolk Downs stops are all here. East Boston is most easily accessible via the Sumner Tunnel, the Ted Williams Tunnel, or the Tobin Bridge (Beacon St. Exit). It’s usually a safe bet to follow signs for the airport.