Welcome to East Boston
Offering skyline views and a diverse selection of food, this part of the city is extremely accessible
Close to downtown and full of luxurious condos, this traditional Boston neighborhood has recently witnessed a rebirth, serving as home to some 45,000 residents. Nicknamed “Eastie” by Boston natives, the area has become a haven for young professionals who covet its close proximity to downtown and amenity-laden high-rise complexes.
Near Boston Logan International Airport, there is some considerable “city” noise associated with this area, yet East Boston leaders have worked hard to alleviate some of the congestion, adding ample green space and offering residents a peaceful reprieve in attractions such as Piers Park, Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, or Constitution Beach — known to locals as Shay’s Beach.
There are lots of international dining options in Eastie. Local favorites include: ReelHouse, an alfresco waterfront locale with coastal dishes, refreshing drinks, and nautical decor; Americano Espresso Bar, which carries independent, locally-crafted artisanal coffees, food, and more; Rino’s Restaurant, a quaint, family-owned restaurant known for homemade pasta and Italian comfort food favorites; and Downeast Cider House, a cidery which offers samples and tours in their taproom.
There’s plenty of historical landmarks, too. The Baker Congregational Church, Bennington Street Burying Ground, and Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, the first Jewish cemetery in the state, attract both tourists and locals alike.
Young professionals and local families favor East Boston as it is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include the Donald McKay School, serving students in PK-8, Brooke Charter School in K-11, and East Boston High School.