As the weather in Boston begins to heat up, so does the apartment hunt for those looking to change addresses before September 1st . Anyone interested in the East Boston MA region will find it useful to know that the apartment availability rate currently resides at 4.17%. This figure comes from an in depth analysis of www.BostonPads.com – the largest real time apartment rental database in New England. Presently, BostonPads.com contains over 121,000+ apartment listings in the Greater Boston Area.
Of these 121,000+ listings, 1,127 of them are from East Boston; a region that embraces Bremen St. Park/Airport Station, Central Square Park, Constitution Beach, Day Square, Eagle Hill, Jefferies Point, Maverick Square, Orient Heights and all the way up to Suffolk Downs. There are 47+ apartments currently listed as available in East Boston. Meaning, there are 47+ properties that are vacant now or available to be rented. This gives East Boston a real time vacancy rate of 4.17%. For comparison, the overall real time vacancy rate of Greater Boston is 6.3%.
East Boston is separated from the city proper by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. In recent years, East Boston has become increasingly desirable living space for everyone, including a growing young professional crowd. Newly renovated condominiums along Jeffries Point, Maverick Square, and the Eagle Hill waterfront have become the landing spot for 20 something’s looking to get more bang for their housing buck. Residents of East Boston enjoy easy access to the Downtown Boston area via MBTA Blue Line, making it an enticing option for the Fi-Di crowd. There are also water shuttles that take people from East Boston across the harbor to the downtown district.
In addition to accommodating Logan International Airport, East Boston also boast several other points of interest including the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Sprawling Community Gardens, Constitution Beach, Piers Park, and a 35 foot tall statue of the Madonna (a representation of the biblical Mary, not the pop singer) which is located at the Don Orione Shrine. Suffolk Downs provides unique entertainment by way of thoroughbred horse racing. If horse racing isn’t your thing, Suffolk Down’s also hosts Boston’s Hot Dog Safari – an annual charity benefit that features and all you can eat hot dog, sausage and ice cream buffet.
Contrary to the crowded lots of Boston Proper, parking in East Boston is a breeze. Resident and meter parking spots are numerous in number and are typically unoccupied. For those without wheels, the MBTA Blue line train services the area, with stops at Wonderland, Revere Beach, Beachmont, Suffolk Downs, Orient Heights, Wood Island, Airport, and Maverick before diving under Boston Harbor and resurfacing with stops at the Aquarium, State Street, Government Center and ending at Bowdoin. The State Street Blue Line stop provides access to the Orange Line. The recent closing of Government Center has stripped Blue Line riders of their contact to the Red and Green Lines. To remedy this lack of accessibility, there’s been a proposal to extend the Blue line one more stop to Charles/MGH, which would hook rider back up with the Red Line
Restaurants such as El Paisa, El Penol and Restaurante Montecristo provide residents with a taste of the local flavor. Easy access to Downtown and the North end via the Blue Line opens up the food selection exponentially; giving Eastie access to fine Italian dining and Boston staples such as Legal Seafood’s, Joes American Bar and Grill and Bertuccis. Waterfront regions of the city such as Jefferies Point and Eagle hill offer unrivaled skyline views of Downtown Boston. The piers, parks and small beaches that dot the East Boston coastline make these areas a desirable spot for families, young professionals and students alike.
Using the services of a knowledgeable real estate agent with exclusive listings in the East Boston Area can do wonders for making your making your apartment search successful. With databases controlling massive amounts of listings and abundant landlord relationships at their disposal, real estate agents found on www.eastbostonapartments.com have the ability to find you the perfect mix of quality, value and location in your new home. EastBostonApartments.com is part of the largest real time apartment database in MA (BostonPads) with over 121,000 apartment listings and more than 14,700 landlords in the Greater Boston Area. Also you can check out the East Boston Pads Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/east.boston