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Overview

Introduction to Revere, Massachusetts

Revere, Massachusetts, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles E of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center) and 4 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It's a residential suburb with a diverse population. A significant portion of the city consists of open water and wetlands.

Revere History

The Rumney Marsh Indians, a Pawtucket Tribe, were the initial inhabitants. In 1616 an epidemic killed thousands in the region. Acreage was given to prominent citizens of Boston and called North Chelsea. It evolved into a farming community. The first naval battle during the American Revolution occurred in Rumney Marsh. In 1871 North Chelsea was renamed after Paul Revere.

The arrival of the Eastern Railroad in 1838 and later the arrival of the Boston Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad allowed the town to become a popular beach resort. The beach was a poplar destination for the working class and immigrants. It featured a variety of amusement rides and had one of the biggest roller coasters in the country. The area began to deteriorate during the 1950's. The beach was revitalized and had a reopening in 1992. It now includes high rise housing units, refurbished pavilions, a resanded beach and a restored boulevard.

Revere Attractions

  • Wonderland Park offers greyhound racing
  • The home of the well known Horatio Alger
  • Tuttle House is a notable historic structure
  • Slades Mill

Revere Activities

Revere Beach is one of the oldest public beaches in the nation. Bell Isle Marsh Reservation is a salt marsh located in the Boston Harbor and includes a variety of plants and wildlife which are uncommon in the metropolitan area. The city offers an extensive system of parks for recreational activities. The Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain is a scenic location and includes Peters Hill. The Boston Harbor Islands offer a wilderness paddling trip. The numerous islands in Boston Harbor include historic forts, scenic trails and lighthouses. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are provided in nearby Boston.

Revere Transportation

Air travel is offered at Logan International Airport. The MBTA Blue Line provides transportation. Residents have access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

People

Total Population 53,095
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 26,976
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 40%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $34,259
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,776

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,515
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 27%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,187
Median House Value $313,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.4%
Irish 10.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Revere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 02151
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.408
Longitude -71.012

Revere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station READING
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Revere, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beachmont (02151)

Revere Beach (02151)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boston 650,281 $62,775
Chelsea 37,581 $50,655
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Malden 60,612 $64,684
Saugus 27,620 $90,984

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Revere Public Libraries

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Revere Public Library
179 BEACH ST.
Revere, Massachusetts
(781) 286-8380
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Revere High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

REVERE HIGH
101 SCHOOL STREET
781-286-8222
Serves 1,374 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

SEACOAST SCHOOL
101 SCHOOL STREET
781-485-2715
Serves 196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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Historic Revere

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State bath house (Revere Beach) c1906.

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State bath house (Revere Beach) c1906.

The Fireplace in living room (Paul Revere House) c1909

The Kitchen (Paul Revere House) c1909

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