East Boston

About East Boston

East Boston Real Estate

  • Total Listings: 66
  • Average Price: $443,965
  • Highest Price: $1,980,900
  • Lowest Price: $1,495

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 66 Listings

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 860 Sf

$2,300

156 Porter #236, Boston

A True Loft With 14 Foot Ceilings, 1 Full Parking Space, Hvac, Google Nest, An In Unit W/d, Hardwood Floors And An Updated Kitchen. Elevator Buildi...

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Scott Farrell & Partners Compass

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 810 Sf

$549,997

288 Princeton #1, Boston

This Is Your Opportunity Excelent Brand New Condo! 2 Bed/ 2 Bath In The Heart Of The Popular East Boston Neighborhood. This Unit Features Beautiful...

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Maria Silveira Century 21 North East

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 630 Sf

$399,000

265 Lexington St #3, Boston

Bright And Airy 2nd Level Unit In A Nicely Maintained Building Within Close Proximity To The Blue Line Service, Elementary & High Schools, Shopping...

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Sara Hrono EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 905 Sf

$635,000

217 Paris St #2, Boston

Brand New Ground Up Construction 2 Bedroom Condo In One Of The Most Desirable And Still Affordable Areas Of Boston. Located Two Train Stops Away (a...

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Jorge Rodriguez Carlton's Wharf & Co.

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,754 Sf

$799,000

61 Saint Andrew Rd #2, Boston

Being At Home Just Got A Lot Better! This Amazing Two-floor, Two-bedroom Condo Built In 2013 Feels More Like A Single Family And Has It All! With O...

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Top Home Team Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lexington

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 900 Sf

$660,000

39 Lexington #2, Boston

Luxury At It's Best. Turn Key To Your New Constructed Condominium. Just Imagine No Parking Issues & No Stairs, Pull Into Your Private Parking Spot ...

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Frank D. Declements Troy & Associates, LLC

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 680 Sf

$2,000

72 Lubec St #9, Boston

Take Advantage Of The Opportunity To Live In This Spacious And Sunny One-bedroom Apartment In An Ideal Location Of East Boston! Walking Distance To...

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Eric Labatte Douglas Elliman Real Estate

3 Bed • 1 Bath • 925 Sf

$2,800

166 Chelsea #1, Boston

Great Location, Close To Maverick T Stop And Airport T Stop, 5 Minutes Drive To Downtown Boston, And 3 T Stops To The Financial District (state Str...

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Gabriel Castano Century 21 Seaport

4 Bed • 3 Bath • 1,988 Sf

$925,000

311 Meridian Street, Boston

Tribeca Chic Meets Eagle Hill In This Unique Brick Single Family Residence! Beautifully Renovated To Create A One-of-a-kind Triplex Adorned With Co...

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Katherine Glaropoulos Boston Harbor Real Estate

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 788 Sf

$649,000

45 Lewis Street #520, Boston

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

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Jessica Jaklitsch Slip45 Condominiums
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Reduced 5%

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 450 Sf

$1,900

50 Princeton St #1, Boston

Available March 1 Or Sooner... Ditch The Car Cause You Have A 95 Walk Score!!!! Charming 1 Bed 1 Bath East Boston Apartment In Well Sought After N...

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Kenneth Celano Turn Key Realty

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,018 Sf

$639,000

130 Coleridge Street #5, Boston

New Construction With Parking! This Corner Unit Features Harbor Views, 1 Deeded Parking Space, 10 Foot Ceilings, A Bright Open Concept Kitchen With...

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Jamie Cholette Boston Harbor Real Estate

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 800 Sf

$1,750

73 Chelsea Street #2, Boston

Cozy 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Apartment Located Near Bremen St Greenway/airport T Area Of East Boston . Located Less Than A 3 Min Walk From The Bremen St ...

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Letizia Ciruolo M. Celata Real Estate

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,086 Sf

$629,000

161-163 Leyden Street #163-1, Boston

New Construction Luxury Building- Last Remaining Unit. All Finishes Have Been Carefully Hand-selected, From The Carrara Tile Flooring To The Statua...

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Amanda George Century 21 Shawmut Properties

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,183 Sf

$635,000

161-163 Leyden Street #161-1a, Boston

New Construction Luxury Building- Last Remaining Unit. All Finishes Have Been Carefully Hand-selected, From The Carrara Tile Flooring To The Statua...

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Amanda George Century 21 Shawmut Properties

3 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,200 Sf

$2,500

143 London Street #2, Boston

Don't Miss Out On This Incredible Apartment! Nothing Beats The Location Of 143 London Street. Not Only Is This Located Right Next To All Major High...

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Benjamin Kovacs EVO Real Estate Group, LLC
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Reduced 4%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 900 Sf

$2,200

92-94 Saint Andrew Rd. #3, Boston

Fabulous Third Floor, 2 Bedroom Unit In East Boston's Desirable Orient Heights Location.......hardwood Floors, Good Room Size, Plenty Of Closets, U...

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Sharon Tallent Compass
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Reduced 4%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 950 Sf

$2,200

305 Chelsea #2, Boston

Renovated 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Apartment Located Near Bremen St. Greenway/airport T Area Of East Boston. 950+ Sqft Unit Includes Hardwood Floors Throug...

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Brian Rivas Carlton's Wharf & Co.

2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,051 Sf

$1,070,000

65 Lewis Street #508, Boston

Brand New Construction At The Water's Edge! This Upper Floor 2 Bed, 2 Bath With Sweeping Water & City Views From Every Room Offer Luxury And City L...

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Sarah Maguire Compass

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 971 Sf

$2,200

233 Chelsea St #2, Boston

Beautifully Renovated Second Floor 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Unit In East Boston. Steps To Blue Line Airport T-stop, 2 Stops To Downtown Boston. Around The...

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Matthew Lane Real Estate Results, LLC
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Reduced 3%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 882 Sf

$3,399

15 Father Jacobbe Rd #308, Boston

This Luxurious Condo Is Steps From The Wharf And Plenty Of Grassy Areas Right In Your Back Yard. The En-suite Master Bedroom Features A Sizable Wal...

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Darrin Doughty Penrose Realty

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 550 Sf

$1,950

234 Lexington Street #2, Boston

Recently Renovated One Bedroom Unit Located In Eagle Hill. Features Include An Updated Kitchen With Granite Counter-tops And Stainless Steel Applia...

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The Goodrich Team Compass
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Reduced 5%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 639 Sf

$1,800

464 Meridian St #b, Boston

You'll Appreciate Living In The Heart Of Boston In This Bright And Clean 2 Bedroom Available Feb 1, Possibly Earlier. Open Concept Kitchen/living R...

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Edson Dias Joman Realty
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Reduced 3%

2 Bed • 1 Bath • 708 Sf

$533,000

72-74 Chelsea St #9, Boston

Great Opportunity Awaits You In East Boston. This Large Two-bedroom Unit Is Only 2 Blocks From The Maverick T Station, One T Stop From Logan Airpor...

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Atlantic Crossings Group Carlton's Wharf & Co.
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Reduced 8%

1 Bed • 1 Bath • 600 Sf

$3,490

309 Sumner St #2r, Boston

Prices Are Exclusive Of Any Taxes Or Utilities. Discover The Best Of Boston, With This Studio East Boston Apartment. It’ll Be Easy To Simply Show U...

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Michael Foss Paul Ferazzi

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