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Neighborhood Spotlight: Charlestown

As one of Bostons oldest neighborhoods, Charlestown continues to emanate a strong institutional presence amidst a culturally rich local population.


Once serving as a pinnacle to the American Revolution, this historic neighborhood was the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, a gathering point for the Union Army during the Civil War, and the center of the infamous Irish Mob Wars in the 1960s.

Today, its historic charm and proximity to downtown Boston is what draws people in. Deemed one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Boston, Charlestown is the ideal location for commuters and tourists alike. While there are plenty of public transportation options available, many locals opt to simply walk across the river, making their downtown commute as easy and enjoyable as ever.

Adam Geragosian, an agent at Gibson Sothebys International Realty who both lives and works in Charlestown, describes the area as having a vacation feel in the city. According to Adam, it is Charlestowns convenient location, quiet atmosphere, and booming local culture that keeps locals from leaving. He explains that Charlestown offers a kind of suburban support system that you dont often find in the city.

In the heart of Charlestown, you will find a mixture of red-brick, colonial homes that were built no later than 1939. Charming squares packed with lush greenery are intermittently nestled among the streets, making the perfect spot for an afternoon stroll or a picnic in the park.

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Charlestowns Navy Yard is home to one of the United States oldest Navy shipbuilding facilities. While the heart of the Yard is preserved as a national historic park, the rest of the area is filled with newly renovated complexes for both residents and businesses. Take a relaxing stroll along the harbor and treat yourself to selection of decadent comfort food at The Navy Yard Bistro, or indulge in an authentic New England style meal with some of the best city views from the rooftop of Pier 6.

If you are looking for a culturally historic dining experience, stop by The Warren Tavern on Pleasant Street. Making its mark as the oldest tavern in the state of Massachusetts, Warren Tavern was a favorite of Paul Revere and host to many other historic American figures including George Washington and Ben Franklin.

A busy, modern day neighborhood Charlestown is populated by young professionals who are eager to read, write, and learn. Often coined as urban sophisticates because of their refined tastes and cultural inclinations, Charlestown residents are educated art lovers who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city living. Luckily there is no shortage of cultural attractions here.

Click here to see someof the homes currently listed for sale in Charlestown or stop in our brand new office located at 20 City Square, Charlestown. This newer, larger office space is just around the corner from our formerlocation.

Gibson Sothebys International Realty originally opened its Charlestown office in 2008 by rolling in Grancey Real Estate, located at One Thompson Square. Prior to opening, Gibson Sothebys International Realty was doing about 10 million dollars in sales volume in Charlestown. In 2016 we closed over 75 million dollars in sales volume.

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