Apartments in East Boston
stylish and affordable!
If you’re looking for an affordable neighborhood with great architecture, water views, and great Spanish and Italian food, then an apartment in East Boston might be perfect for you. Despite being close to downtown Boston, East Boston, known locally as “Eastie,” has not seen the explosive rent increases that the rest of the metro Boston has experienced in the past decade. It’s not that East Boston real estate isn’t attractive. Many East Boston apartments are located in charming 19th century rowhouses that feature period details and original charm. The view of the Boston skyline is considered much better in East Boston than in any other neighborhood, and the architecture can rival that of Boston’s much pricier Back Bay. Eagle Hill has many 19th century homes, including the Greek Revival home built in 1844 by Donald McKay, who designed many of the famous “Yankee Clipper” ships in the nearby East Boston shipyard.
So why are East Boston apartments for rent such a well-kept secret? Some still think of the neighborhood as it was in past decades, when the overcrowded routes to Logan Airport – the Sumner and Callahan tunnels emptied out right in the heart of the neighborhood. But like so much of Boston, East Boston real estate has benefited from the enormous Big Dig project that buried the city’s elevated highway and opened up other routes to the airport. Local government in East Boston prevented the construction of new residences for many years by blocking private investment along the waterfront. This situation has changed only recently, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority has implemented a development plan to reconnect East Boston to its waterfront through condominiums, apartments, and new shopping districts. This means even more East Boston apartments and choices for anyone interested in living in this fascinating and historic neighborhood.
Despite it’s relative isolation from downtown Boston, East Boston is easily accessible by the Blue Line subway and highway.