Revere Real Estate
Revere is a vibrant city just five miles north of Boston that claims the oldest public beach in the nation. Revere Beach’s 3.5 miles of coastline have helped create several different neighborhoods – each with their own vibe. Beachmont and Revere Beach are the closet areas to the beach while the Oak Island neighborhood includes a sprinkling of cottages with close proximity to the water. Western Revere is more suburban with larger homes and grassy yards while Shirley Avenue provides a more multicultural experience. Recent condo development along the waterfront has spawned several high-end properties marketing to an upscale buyer.
Apart from Revere’s easy commute into Boston, much of Revere’s appeal is its affordability. Buyers can purchase waterfront or waterview properties at substantially less cost in comparison to other North Shore towns while enjoying easy access to shops and dining options. Revere’s 54,000 residents are a testament to its history as a city of immigrants with a mix of Jewish, Italian, and Central and South American immigrants bringing their own tastes and cultures to bear on the community. In 2013 Boston Magazine named Revere to its list of the top communities in Greater Boston. Read more about Revere.
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Revere comprises 10 square miles and borders Saugus and Lynn to the north; the Boston neighborhood of East Boston to the south; the Atlantic Ocean to the east; and Everett and Malden to the west. The MBTA Blue Line stops at Beachmont, Revere Beach, and Wonderland, taking just minutes to get into downtown Boston.
Revere Beach is the area’s biggest attraction and from its inception was known as the “people’s beach” from the immigrants and working class professionals who settled the area. The beach district was once home to a number of carnival rides and attractions which crumbled into disrepair in the 1970s. In the 1980s the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation focused revitalization investment on the area, officially reopening the beach in 1992. Revere Beach now boasts a renovated pavilion, a restored boulevard as well as new high-rise housing and other waterfront options. Families enjoy the annual sand sculpting competition, among other summer festivals.
Apart from the beach attractions, the Rumney Marsh Reservation is a park occupying 600 acres known for its winding hiking paths and scenic views.
With its Italian influence, Revere is a great place for food, including sandwiches along the beach. Kelly’s Roast Beef is an institution, claiming to be the first place ever to make a roast beef sandwich. Revere is also home to a number of other well-regarded ethnic restaurants and cuisines.
Revere’s Rumney Marsh played a significant role in the Revolution, serving as the site of the first naval battle in 1775. The area was named for Paul Revere in 1871 after it was formally annexed from neighboring Chelsea.
Revere also holds the distinction of serving as the site of Necco candy – the oldest continuously operating candy company in the U.S. until it closed in 2018. The Wonderland MBTA Stop references the former Wonderland Greyhound Racing Park built on the site of the Wonderland Amusement Park. Wonderland closed in 2009 after the state banned greyhound racing.
Actor Bill Macy is one of a number of prominent citizens who hale from Revere.