East Boston

A convenient neighborhood close to the airport sporting unmatched views of Downtown.

Across the harbor from Downtown, East Boston feels like a small town in a big city. Aside from the aeronautical noise produced by nearby Logan International Airport, this neighborhood embraces the quiet life. Located on its own little peninsula, East Boston boasts plenty of waterfront real estate and suburban amenities, not to mention its panoramic views of Downtown’s skyline. Getting to the core of the city is easy—the T serves East Boston.

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East Boston is bordered by Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop

Logan International Airport: 10 minutes on the T or 5 minutes by car
Boston Common: 20 minutes on the T
Harvard Square: 40 minutes on the T
Downtown Boston: 20 minutes on the T

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

Small Town Feel With Convenient Access to the Airport

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Although its Brownstones and modest homes peer at Boston's Downtown from across the water, East Boston feels far-removed from the commotion of the city.

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Some suspect that East Boston will be the next big place to boom.

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Its commuter conveniences and small-town feel imbue the neighborhood with a sense of sovereignty.

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People are certain its charm will catch on.

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East Boston's main streets share many of New England's telling character traits. Wake up to Dunkin'.

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No-frills and no-nonsense, East Boston is efficient.

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It's hard-working.

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It's to-the-point.

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It's proud.

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Slowly but surely, its energy levels are rising.

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Located directly on the Blue Line, East Boston's Maverick Square burgeons with incoming business.

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Around Logan International Airport

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New England's main international transit hub lays its airstrip in East Boston.

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Logan International Airport is among the nation's busiest airports.

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Its convenient accessibility via the T and its surrounding parks and recreational spaces make travel in East Boston easy and enjoyable.

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See Downtown from the Shores of East Boston

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Once a cluster of five islands, East Boston's now united landmass lets visitors see the city from a different perspective.

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Its waterfront provides a welcome view to the west.

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Piers Park's harbor walk offers the perfect vantage point to behold Boston's skyline and the tranquil waters of the Inner Harbor.

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Goodnight, Downtown

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City light, city bright.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.