East Boston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 40,258. East Boston is in Suffolk County. Living in East Boston offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Boston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in East Boston and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Boston are above average.
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East Boston Reviews
Although I haven't lived in East Boston for my whole life, I'd take it over Woburn any day. It offers quite a bit of commutability between public services and easy shopping for materials in Central Square. And if you're a student, Boston in itself offers the amenity of several well-known colleges (UMass, BU, Northeastern U.), making education locality yet another benefit. However, one thing I would change is the present rate of gentrification. By reducing it, we could compensate for the low-income worker and prevent homelessness. After all, raising rents is one reason my family came to this neighborhood to begin with, so why lose the affordability factor?
I’ve lived in East Boston for as long as I can remember. I went to elementary, middle school, and high school here. I also attended music lessons at Zumix which is a music school where I met my best friends. East Boston is a magical city and I hope to have the opportunity to continue living here for as long as I can!
Overall, my experience living in East Boston is a very good one. I have lived here 16 years and I haven't had any serious problems with the neighborhood. Most things are a walking distance from where I currently live. The train station is 2 minutes walking, the supermarket is near by, the fire station is across the street, and the police station is a few blocks away. The only problems there are is with parking, especially during the winter time, and with the gentrification that is currently going on. Due to a raise in rent and expensive condos and luxury apartments that are opening up, many East Boston residents are being pushed out of their own homes.