Chelsea is the smallest city by size in Massachusetts, but it's also one of the most diverse. Just across the Mystic River from Boston, this city of 35,100 people is mostly industrial, but it's been building a lot of lofts and apartments over the last 10 years, so there's a lot of available choices. The area was originally part of Boston when it was first settled, but it split off from the city in 1735. Named for a London neighborhood, this area is best known for the two devastating fires that ripped through in the 20th century, but the people built anew and continue to do so today.
11 different neighborhoods dot the city's landscape. Some of them are more industrial like the Waterfront District while others have been renewed as commercial centers like Chelsea Commons. U.S. Highway 1 is the main artery that cuts right through the city, and the MBTA operates several bus lines that go along that highway into the heart of Boston. Chelsea Public Schools operate the eleven public schools in town, and there's also a branch of Bunker Hill Community College.
With all the new individual rental options, it's very easy to find a place to live. There are also plenty of newer communities like The Flats at 22 & 44 Garrish Avenue. This smaller complex has only 96 units, but leasers still have a choice of anything from studios to spaces with two bedrooms. There's a mix of flooring options, central heating and air, and a move-in ready kitchen to enjoy in each place, and larger units have two bathrooms. Pets are allowed as long as they have been spayed or neutered, but potential residents will need to have a pet interview first. There's also a secure parking garage on the premises for tenants to use.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Chelsea
- Box District
- Chelsea Place
- Jefferson at Admirals Hill
- One North of Boston
- One Webster
- Parkside Commons
- Parkway Heights