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.
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.
- Wonderland Park offers greyhound racing.
- The home of the well known Horatio Alger.
- Tuttle House is a notable historic structure.
- Slades Mill.
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.
Air travel is offered at Logan International Airport. The MBTA Blue Line provides transportation. Residents have access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.