About East Boston
Once a grazing ground originally composed of 5 islands, East Boston Massachusetts was later cutoff by the rest of the city in 1836 and is separated from the greater Boston area by the Boston Harbor. Because it was island transportation had always been a major setback to the development of the area. As the nation began industrialization underwater tunnels were developed, bridges were building and roads were laid to allow people to travel to this once isolated part of Boston. Today transportation does not hinder a visit to East Boston and its growth and vitality continues to make it a worthwhile place to live work and visit.
Today very grown up from the struggle to become its own area, now East Boston has become a well developed area with an array of things to do and see that make it a great place to visit. Here are a few examples of what East Boston Massachusetts has to offer.
Central Square provides shopping eateries year-round and is the site of many seasonal fairs and festivals throughout the year.
Boston Public Library in East Boston is the first public library in the country.
Park and Constitution beach offer a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city that has become East Boston. The park and beach offer the opportunity to enjoy the harbor by relaxing on the white sands or enjoying a day of hiking biking or picnicking in the park.
Museums, shrines and cemeteries and parks are among a few of the things to see in East Boston that will allow a bit of insight into the rich history of this island.
With today?s population in East Boston being at approximately 38,000 it has become a melting pot of culture and history and recreation. Efforts today are successfully working to redefine and further develop the incredible waterfront that defines the harbor.