An everyday bayside community with convenient access to the airport.

Located less than a half hour from Boston proper, Winthrop boasts miles of coastline. This close-knit ocean community is comprised of local fishermen and city commuters who find solace in the neighborhood’s remote-feeling atmosphere. Consider Winthrop’s proximity to Logan Airport, however, and the neighborhood’s occasional aerospace noise serves as a reminder that you’re not too far from a bustling city center.

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Winthrop is bordered by Revere and East Boston

Logan International Airport: 13 minutes on public transportation
Boston Common: 20 minutes on public transportation
Harvard Square: 24 minutes on public transportation
Downtown Boston: 18 minutes on public transportation

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

A Quiet Suburb at the North Entrance of the Boston Harbor

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Winthrop's residential streets were meant for after-school activities.

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Riding bikes and kicking back on the balcony are some of the neighborhood's favorite pastimes.

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Only the lulling cadence of airplane engines interrupts its residential calm.

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For the most part, Winthrop maintains a serene beach-community attitude.

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It boasts seven beaches in total.

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This harborside suburb is favored by boating enthusiasts.

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When your boat is bigger than your car, you're in luck.

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Visions of Boston's Downtown peer at Winthrop from across the harbor.

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Leaving Winthrop's homey embrace is hard to do.

Eating Well and Resting Easy In Winthrop

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In Winthrop, patio chairs are paramount.

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Seafaring signs add to the neighborhood's nautical flair while fresh seafood restaurants add to its culinary appeal.

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How could we resist?


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

Linda Skurchak

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Linda is a freelance photographer who focuses on editorial, event and portrait work. She loves Boston and she loves her camera. Working on the Airbnb project allowed her to get to know her city and its people even better. They did not disappoint.