East Boston

About East Boston

East Boston Real Estate

  • Total Listings: 79
  • Average Price: $391,520
  • Highest Price: $1,980,900
  • Lowest Price: $1,800

A Little Bit of History

What we now know as East Boston used to be a grouping of five islands in the Boston Harbor. In the 1800s, the East Boston Trade Company starting filling in the swamp and water between the islands to make the area inhabitable. It immediately became populated by industrial businesses, such as a sugar refinery, an iron forgery, a timber company, and numerous shipbuilders.

Since its inception, East Boston has always been an immigrant stronghold. Up until the mid 20th century, the area was home to large swaths of Irish and Italian immigrants. Today, the neighborhood is home to a huge Latino population and has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents than any other area of Boston.

Life in East Boston

East Boston, or “Eastie” to locals, is a neighborhood in flux. Due to its proximity to downtown and its relatively low housing prices, the area has seen a huge influx of new residents, primarily young adults. It is certainly a unique neighborhood, occupied by a mix of families, young professionals, and even students. Just one or two T stops away from Boston’s major business districts, it’s no surprise the area is quickly transforming. 

The neighborhood’s rich immigration history has made East Boston a hot spot for diverse cuisine. Latin food currently reigns supreme, with options ranging from fast-casual Mexican food to sit-down hearty Colombian fare around every corner. However, its Italian history can still be felt in the area, as it’s home to one of the oldest pizza spots in Boston. Its location on the harbor has also led to a recent surge of seafood restaurants popping up. 

Summer in East Boston comes with the perk of plenty of outdoor activities. From walks around Belle Isle Marsh, swimming at Constitution Beach, and sailing in Piers Park, residents will never lack ideas for how to spend a warm-weather day. If you’re looking for indoor activities, visit the ICA Watershed or book a tour of Downeast Cider’s production facilities. The area is also known for hosting a variety of festivals and block parties for its tight-knit community.

Where You Would Live

Looking for housing in East Boston fortunately comes with a wealth of choices. With new high-rises and townhouses popping up by the waterfront, there are a variety of options for people looking for new construction. The neighborhood has an abundance of lower-cost apartments and renovated older buildings. Additionally, each distinct area of East Boston, including Orient Heights, Jeffries Point, or Eagle Hill, has its own unique look and feel. Whether you have a family, roommates, or you’re looking to live solo, East Boston has an option that fits your needs. 

Advice For East Boston Buyers

"What draws buyers and renters to this area is the diverse neighborhood and the incredible waterfront views of the city. With the Blue and Silver lines providing easy access to public transit, East Boston is the perfect neighborhood for commuters looking for lower prices right outside downtown. With new restaurants and bars popping up every day—many right on the water—the neighborhood is increasingly attracting young professionals looking for a bustling, fun area. 

With an abundance of new construction projects coming up, the supply of housing in East Boston is increasing. The best time to look for a summer or fall move-in date is around February or March to beat out the competition." 


East Boston

1 – 25 of 79 Listings

3 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,200 Sf

$2,200

747 Bennington St #2, Boston

Spacious Three-bedroom Apartment That Overlooks Constitution Beach And The East Boston Greenway Connector. The Property Is Approximately .4 Miles W...

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David Cody Orchard Park Realty

1 Bath • 500 Sf

$1,800

9 Emmons Street #b, Boston

Amenity-filled Garden Level Studio 1 Stop From Everything! Designer Fixtures And Furnishings Make This Efficient Studio Feel Like A Home. Outfitted...

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Meg Grady Boston Harbor Real Estate

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 734 Sf

$599,900

250 Meridian St #407, Boston

Gorgeous 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Unit On 4th Floor In East Boston’s Premier Living Experience At Seville Boston Harbor. Unit In Pristine Condition With S...

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Vito Capraro Armstrong Field Real Estate

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,221 Sf

$719,000

42 Chelsea St #3, Boston

Penthouse With Roof Deck! Nestled At The Edge Of Maverick Square, This 2 Bed 2 Bath Boutique Condo Is Spaciously Crafted To Deliver City Living Wit...

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Michael Kuritnik Greenville Real Estate Group, Inc.

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 750 Sf

$375,000

75 Waldemar Ave #302, Boston

Live In The Orient Heights Neighborhood!! Close To The Suffolk Downs T Station With Easy Access To Boston Via The Blue Line. Close To The Shops At ...

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Jeffrey Bowen Boston Harbor Real Estate

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 941 Sf

$554,000

661 Bennington Street #1, Boston

Wonderful Opportunity To Own In One Of East Boston's Most Convenient Neighborhoods, Orient Heights. Featuring Two T Stations On The Blue Line, Wood...

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Daniel Wang Engel & Volkers Boston

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 650 Sf

$2,000

75 Waldemar Ave #302, Boston

Live In The Orient Heights Neighborhood!! Close To The Suffolk Downs T Station With Easy Access To Boston Via The Blue Line. Close To The Shops At ...

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Jeffrey Bowen Boston Harbor Real Estate

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 950 Sf

$1,995

291 Lexington Street #1, Boston

View This Property Virtually With Our 3d Tour ** Available April 1st** Conveniently Located And Well Maintained 2 Bedroom Apartment Located In The ...

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David Seetaram Bay State Realty Group, Inc.

3 Bed • 3 Bath • 1,350 Sf

$3,100

61 Leyden St #1, Boston

Avail 6/1: Renovated Bilevel Duplex Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Whirlpool Washer/dryer In-unit, Central Heat & A/c Plus Outdoor Space! Enjo...

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Meg Grady Boston Harbor Real Estate

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 900 Sf

$2,050

209 Paris #1, Boston

Email Only, No Phone Calls. Charming 2 Bedroom Apartment Available Only A 6-minute Walk From The Airport T Station On The Blue Line. Enjoy All Of E...

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Elizabeth Bain Commonwealth Standard Realty Advisors
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Reduced 5%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 750 Sf

$2,000

163 Trenton St #3, Boston

Beautiful Top Floor 2 Bed With Park Views From The Front And The Boston City Skyline From The Rear Porch! Available June 1st Or Sooner, This Lovel...

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William Burke Hillway Realty

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 948 Sf

$2,750

150 Orleans Street #105, Boston

Available May 1 With Some Flexibility. Enjoy The Best Of City Living In This Smartly-renovated Apartment, Located In One Of East Boston's Most Des...

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Matthew Morano Columbus and Over Group, LLC

1 Bath • 840 Sf

$5,000

50 Meridian #basement, Boston

Amazing Opportunity To Lease Commercial Space In The Heart Of Red Hot East Boston! This Incredible Brick Building Is In A Highly Visible Day Squar...

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Letizia Ciruolo M. Celata Real Estate

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 900 Sf

$2,000

296 Meridian #1, Boston

This Spacious Floor Through One-bedroom Unit Was Beautifully Remodeled In 2008. The Unit Features An Open Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, ...

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Sherean Azarmi Urban Circle Realty
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Reduced 5%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 650 Sf

$2,000

93 Princeton St #3, Boston

Available Asap... Only $2000 First Months Rent Due At Lease Signing Plus Broker Fee! Ditch The Car Cause You Have A 95 Walk Score!!!! Charming 2 B...

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Kenneth Celano Turn Key Realty

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 640 Sf

$449,888

6 Shelby St #2, Boston

Great New Condo Conversion! This Unit Features 2 Bed/1 Bath, Modern Kitchen With Custom Cabinetry, Quartz Countertops And Stainless Steel Appliance...

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Gesiane Soares Century 21 North East

1 Bath • 513 Sf

$575,000

45 Lewis Street #ph08, Boston

Last Chance To Own A Studio Residence At Slip45 Condominiums! Slated Delivery Is This Fall. Slip45 Is Part Of The Newly Constructed Clippership Wha...

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 970 Sf

$699,000

74 White #202, Boston

Welcome To The Prescott, East Boston's Finest Boutique Condominium Development. Already 40% Sold, This Completely Restored, Elegant 1872 Victorian ...

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Vineburgh/dimella Team Charlesgate Realty Group, llc

4 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,200 Sf

$3,400

37 Condor St #2, Boston

This 4 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Has It And Features Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, New Cabinets, Walnut Stained Hardwood Floors, Carre...

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The Fenway Group Compass

4 Bed • 3 Bath • 1,123 Sf

$3,100

294 Princeton St., Boston

Huge 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Single Family On Three Levels (basement, 1st Floor And Second Floor) Located Within Walking Distance To Wood Island Blue L...

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Crm Rentals Team City Realty Group

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 950 Sf

$2,800

150 Liverpool St #2, Boston

Experience Charming And Spacious Living At This Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Loft, Located In The Heart Of East Boston! This Hidden Gem Features...

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Jorge Rodriguez Carlton's Wharf & Co.

5 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,400 Sf

$3,700

358 Meridian St #2, Boston

Brand New Listing! Available September 1, 2020! L Large 5 Bedroom Apartment Features A Large Kitchen With Granite Island, Stainless Steel Appliance...

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The Fenway Group Compass

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,075 Sf

$1,074,000

45 Lewis Street #112, Boston

Slip45 Is Now 90% Sold. Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Own This Residence Featuring Sweeping Views Of The Boston Harbor And City Skyline On The Bur...

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums

3 Bed • 3 Bath • 1,593 Sf

$749,000

95 Boardman Street #2, Boston

Stunning 2018 New Construction 3br, 2.5ba Townhome W/2 Parking Spaces Included & Hardwood Flrs Throughout Located In The Heart Of East Boston's Har...

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Jennifer Schneider Century 21 Elite Realty

2 Bed • 1 Bath

$2,300

159 Marion St #1, Boston

Conveniently Located 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Unit In East Boston. Hardwood Floors, Fully Applianced Kitchen, Laundry In Building.

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Luis Juarez Rise Realty

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