Charlestown

Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in BostonMassachusettsUnited States. Originally called Mishawum by the Massachusett, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor. Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by engineer Thomas Graves, one of its early settlers, in the reign of Charles I of England. It was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Charlestown became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874. With that, it also switched from Middlesex County, to which it had belonged since 1643, to Suffolk County. It has had a substantial Irish Americanpopulation since the migration of Irish people during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s. Since the late 1980s the neighborhood has changed dramatically because of its proximity to downtown and its colonial architecture. A mix of Yuppie and Upper-middle class gentrification has enhanced much of the area, as it has in many of Boston's neighborhoods, but Charlestown still maintains a strong Irish American population and "Townie" identity.

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$679,000
Boston, MA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Lara Williams
Century 21 Elite Realty
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$1,199,900
Boston, MA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Aranson Lombardi Team
Compass
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$1,075,000
Boston, MA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Adam Geragosian
Compass
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$625,000
Boston, MA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Frank Celeste
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
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$979,000
Boston, MA
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Nancy Roth
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
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