THE ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE: East Boston is the latest place that everyone wants to call home. The Porter 156 Building in particular has changed how the urban dweller feels about this historical, but overlooked neighborhood in the Boston Real Estate Scene.
Until now, East Boston has always been associated with the airport and not much else, but times are certainly changing. This project is the beginning of a whole new place. Its close proximity to the city is a commuter’s dream. If you drive it only costs residents forty cents to take the tunnels to connect to all the major highways in a matter of minutes. If you take public transportation, the brand new Blue Line is literally in your backyard (a nice walk thru the park) and only two stops to the Financial District. A commute does not get any better than that. If you travel for work, the proximity to Logan Airport is ultimate. A four to five minute walk and you are at the beginning of your destination. To address any myths or concerns about East Boston being too close to the Airport, that is the beauty of Porter 156. It is so close to the airport that it is not impacted by the flight paths, so consequently there is very little airport noise. It sounds hard to believe, but it’s that peaceful. That’s great news and the end of any airport travel hassles.
East Boston traditionally has been an Italian neighborhood, so excellent pizzerias and Italian restaurants are at every turn. More recently East Boston has seen an immigration of the Hispanic population, which fortunately has resulted in some of the most authentic Mexican and Spanish food in the city. Yuppies are the latest group to discover East Boston, and so trendy and hipper restaurants have already started to emerge. There are several Squares in East Boston and all of them offer a number of retail shops, making it a very easy walking neighborhood.