East Boston Real Estate

For many, the appeal of thriving, bustling East Boston can best be summed up in one word: Diversity. Often described as the Brooklyn of Boston, “Eastie” offers up a colorful palette of possibilities, from waterfront fun—just across Boston Harbor from Seaport—to amazing international restaurants and easy access to almost everywhere. Whatever your style, East Boston says, “Welcome.”

The East Boston Real Estate Market

In 1801, East Boston was just another sleepy harbor island. But by 1833, the East Boston Company had started to develop “Noddle’s Island,” and soon, a bridge to Chelsea was built, roads were laid out, and houses began to go up.

In 1836, the city annexed what was now called East Boston, and by the mid-19th century, the community was serving as a sort of Ellis Island for newcomers (a trend which continues to this day.) But it wasn’t until a century later, in the 1940s, that East Boston finally took on its modern form. Having been joined by landfill to five inner harbor islands, today’s East Boston is ringed by Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere, as well as Boston Harbor.

East Boston’s diverse and interesting story certainly extends to its housing stock. You’ll find stately, Eagle Hill Victorians built by ship captains in the 1850s; lovely brownstones on Webster and Saratoga Streets; charming smaller houses in Orient Heights. From single-family homes to brand new waterfront condos, there’s tremendous choice here for everyone.


Of course it starts with the waterfront. Here, beautiful views and a gorgeous skyline are easily accessible to all, with an open, people-first attitude that extends far beyond the sparkling harbor.

A 5-mile jogging path roams from the waterfront to Constitution Beach. There’s a community boating center, and beautiful Piers Park. But there’s even more to love about East Boston: Fantastic connectivity to the greater Boston area, as the Blue Line goes right through the Central Artery. You’re never more than a 10-minute walk away from its many stops.

However, you might not want to leave. In East Boston, an Old World vibe endures, as neighbors chat from front stoops, kids play baseball and babies are admired in their strollers. Empty nesters and young singles flock here, even as older families stay and stay. It’s exciting to walk the neighborhood and discover amazing bars and restaurants, influenced by a wonderful mix of Latin, Italian and Asian cultures. At all income levels, diverse people come here and stay here, because life is good.

Is Now A Good Time To Buy In East Boston?

If ever a neighborhood could be called on-the-rise, it’s this one. East Boston has definitely been discovered by those who want to access the best of Boston, without the sometimes-limited options found in other areas. From modest $400K homes to $2m luxury waterfront condos, there’s a place for you right now in East Boston.

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    East Boston, MA Properties


    2 Lamson Street #A
    East Boston

    List Price: $899,000
    2 Bed / 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
    1,684 SqFt


    47 Boardman Street
    East Boston

    List Price: $675,000
    3 Bed / 3 Full Baths
    1,863 SqFt

    138 Horace Street #3
    East Boston

    List Price: $549,000
    2 Beds / 2 Full Baths
    1,100 SqFt

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