East Milton is a neighborhood in located in the most eastern area of Milton bordering the adjacent city of Quincy. The neighborhood is home to the largest commercial district in the Town of Milton. East Milton was first developed in the 1820s when the first commercial railway passed through this area. The Granite Railway ran between the granite quarries in Quincy and the Neponset River. In the 1870s, the railway was converted to passenger service and East Milton was a stop on the Old Colony Railroad.
The neighborhood features tree-lined residential streets with predominantly single-family homes, many of which were built in the first-half of the 20th century. In the 1950s, East Milton was forever changed with the construction of the Southeast Expressway which runs directly to the west of the commercial district. Today, East Milton residents enjoy a vibrant neighborhood with a burgeoning commercial district, outstanding schools, convenient access to Boston and beloved parks.