Why Visit: Various eateries of any number of cuisines will be sure to delight. Has some of the most beautiful views of the city from Piers Park. Also check out the East Boston Artists Group’s Atlantic Works Art Gallery.
Why Live There: Access to the Blue Line is key for getting to downtown Boston or to the airport. Good bang for your buck so far as proximity to downtown is concerned, plus it has some gorgeous parks and some phenomenal skyline views of the city.