7.0 out of 10


Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Boston
42.378031125099 -71.0610553362379
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  • Professionals
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  • Families with kids
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"A Navy Yard is recycled"

Charlestown sits on the banks of Boston Harbor and the Mystic River. It was the site of the famous Battle of Bunker Hill, consists of older Colonial housing, and for many years its population was largely Irish immigrants. Today, the Irish still maintain a cultural stronghold but have been joined by middle class professionals who are drawn by the old architecture and ease of commuting. The marinas along the Charles make it easy for boaters too. This is the second oldest neighborhood in Boston with an interesting history and future. For instance, the old Navy Yard, which once employed 47,000 workers in wartime is now being redeveloped and is a part of the Boston parks system.
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  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5

"Historic and convenient neighborhood"

For the most part, Charlestown is one of those neighborhoods that everyone loves. There is a nice combination of history and renovation, along with great places for families and young professionals. One reason for Charlestown’s popularity is the convenient location and accessibility to Boston’s downtown area as well as North End. Many residents of the neighborhood find it easy to walk to their workplaces rather than drive. The neighborhood is also near the waterfront. Just a five minute walk around the neighborhood will cover all of your bases.

I had some friend who lived in the Navy Yard. Not what it sounds like but yes, a national historic landmark. The Navy Yard has been renovated into residential and business spaces. This is a great place for single or young professional couples. The highly sought after residence is also close to a number of great eateries and coffee shops.
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