East Boston

About East Boston

East Boston Real Estate

  • Total Listings: 84
  • Average Price: $468,213
  • Highest Price: $1,980,900
  • Lowest Price: $1,700

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 84 Listings

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,251 Sf

$1,379,900

99 Sumner #402, Boston

City Skyline + Waterview - Waterfront - Full Service - New Construction - Phase 4 Just Released, Over 60% Sold! 2 Bed+den/2 Bath With Private Balc...

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,126 Sf

$1,156,869

99 Sumner #511, Boston

Waterfront - Water View - Full Service - New Construction - The Mark East Boston Phase 4 Just Released! 2 Bed/2 Bath + Built In Office, Water View,...

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 776 Sf

$919,000

99 Sumner #515, Boston

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 698 Sf

$624,900

99 Sumner #409, Boston

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,206 Sf

$1,349,900

99 Sumner #ph 612, Boston

Water View Penthouse - Waterfront - Full Service - New Construction – The Mark East Boston Phase 4 Just Released, Over 60% Sold! Penthouse 612 - 2 ...

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 717 Sf

$749,900

99 Sumner #ph 610, Boston

Penthouse - Waterfront - Full Service - New Construction - Phase 4 Just Released! 1 Bed/1 Bath Featuring Southern Exposure And Water View! Ph Finis...

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Thomas Dumont Advisors Living - The Mark

3 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,300 Sf

$3,500

50 Princeton #2r, Boston

Spacious And Updated, This Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment On East Boston's Popular Eagle Hill Is Available For Occupancy March 15. Private O...

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Susan Doig Charlesgate Realty Group, llc

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 959 Sf

$3,500

194 Havre #401, Boston

Penthouse, Private Roof Deck! Flexible Move In Date March-april 1. Be The First To Live In A Gorgeous New Construction Boutique Elevator Building L...

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Matthew Diozzi Compass

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,075 Sf

$1,226,200

45 Lewis Street #ph12, Boston

Penthouse With Unobstructed Views Of The Harbor And City Skyline On The Burgeoning East Boston Waterfront. This 2bd/2ba Features Oversized Windows ...

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,074 Sf

$990,000

45 Lewis Street #114, Boston

Slip45 Condos Are Slated For Occupancy This Summer And Will Be Part Of The Newly Constructed Clippership Wharf 7-acre Site Featuring Restaurants, R...

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,500 Sf

$2,800

5 Blackinton #1, Boston

Welcome To This Beautiful, Just-renovated, Sun-drenched, 2 Bedroom Third-floor Unit! A True Showpiece Apartment, This Top-floor Unit Has Over 1,500...

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Scott Kleekamp Scott Kleekamp

3 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,500 Sf

$3,000

5 Blackinton #2, Boston

Welcome To This Beautiful, Just-renovated, Sun-drenched, 3 Bedroom Third-floor Unit! A True Showpiece Apartment, This Top-floor Unit Has Over 1,500...

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Scott Kleekamp Scott Kleekamp

4 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,500 Sf

$3,200

5 Blackinton #3, Boston

Welcome To This Beautiful, Just-renovated, Sun-drenched, 4 Bedroom Third-floor Unit! A True Showpiece Apartment, This Top-floor Unit Has Over 1,500...

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Scott Kleekamp Scott Kleekamp

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 850 Sf

$2,195

140 Chelsea Street #2, Boston

Brand New Renovations! Gutted Down To The Studs And Built Up With All The Finishes! Quartz Countertops. Gleaming Hardwood Flooring Throughout. A...

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Josephine Marino Lokos Realty & Management

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,078 Sf

$939,000

250 Meridian St #505, Boston

Unobstructed City & Water Views From Your Own 150sf Private Deck -unparalleled Sunsets From Every Room Of This 5th Floor Home. This West Facing 2 ...

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Chad Smith Mariano Smith & Co.

4 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,500 Sf

$3,400

143 London Street #1, Boston

Condo Quality Unit With New Stainless Steal Appliances, Soft Close Cabinetry, And Beautiful Quarts Countertops!! With Direct Access Onto Major High...

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Benjamin Kovacs EVO Real Estate Group, LLC

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 706 Sf

$539,000

137 Princeton Street #3, Boston

Sun-drenched 2 Bedroom Penthouse With Private Roof Deck! This Unique Home Is Located In A Handsome Eagle Hill Gablefront On A Prominent Corner Just...

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Jamie Cholette Boston Harbor Real Estate

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 99,999 Sf

$1,900

97 Cottage Street #a, Boston

All New!! = Renovations Just Completed! Everything Is New Designed In Serene Grey Tones. Beautifully Appointed Eat In Kitchen With Stainless Steel...

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Alessandra Mestari Maureen Fiorelli Rlty Assoc Inc.

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,200 Sf

$3,250

89 Princeton St. #3, Boston

Free March Rent! Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom In A 3 Family Home. Unit Has Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops And Plent...

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Crm Rentals Team City Realty Group

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,000 Sf

$2,575

89 Princeton St. #1, Boston

Free March Rent! Newly Renovated 2 Bedroom In A 3 Family Home. Unit Has Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops And Plent...

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Crm Rentals Team City Realty Group

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,040 Sf

$2,250

191 London St #1, Boston

Updated Floor-through 2-bedroom Updated In 2016 With Gorgeous, Original Refinished Pine Floors In Bedrooms And Living Room, Brand New Washer/dryer...

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Christopher Mckenna Commonwealth Standard Realty Advisors

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 869 Sf

$675,000

45 Lewis Street #119, Boston

One-of-a-kind And One Of The Last Opportunities To Own A 1bd At Slip45 Condominiums! Not Only Is This The One And Only Corner One Bedroom Residence...

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums

2 Bed • 1 Bath

$2,000

50 Princeton #2a, Boston

Great Space For The Dollar! Two Living Levels, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment Located On Popular Princeton Street. Available March 1. Close To Shoppin...

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Susan Doig Charlesgate Realty Group, llc

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,108 Sf

$529,000

137 Princeton Street #2, Boston

Located On A Prominent Corner In Historic Eagle Hill, This Newly Updated 2-3 Bedroom Plus Study Is The Ideal Combination Of Location, Character & S...

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Jamie Cholette Boston Harbor Real Estate
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Reduced 3%

3 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,000 Sf

$3,000

75 Leyden #5, Boston

Great Location! 10 Minute Commute To The City! Plus 1 Parking Spot! This Brand New Ground Up Construction 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom Apartment Is A...

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Jorge Rodriguez Carlton's Wharf & Co.

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