Located to the northeast, across Boston Harbor, East Boston was built on several islands connected by landfill. East Boston was annexed by the City of Boston in 1836. East Boston has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. Today its population is made up mostly of Italian Americans and immigrants from Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Due to the various culture presence, the neighborhood has various ethnic restaurants. The housing in East Boston is a mixture of old and new, including restored triple-deckers. East Boston residents enjoy some of the best views of Boston’s skyline and harbor. Belle Isle Marsh Reservation and Constitution Beach offer recreation and striking views from Piers Park .
Maverick Square and Central Square offer diverse restaurants and retailers, supported by East Boston Main Street. You can gain access to East Boston via the Blue Line T, Callahan Tunnel, Ted Williams Tunnel, Sumner Tunnel, surface roads and MBTA ferries. Logan International Airport is located here.