Explore Chelsea, MA
city of Chelsea
The city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County on the Mystic River, is conveniently located just 5 minutes to downtown Boston and Logan International Airport. A bustling center of commerce, Chelsea is home to many leading food-related, industrial, manufacturing, and technology businesses, top medical facilities, hotels, pharmaceutical companies, and research & development firms.
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Chelsea Tour Guide:
Just 1.8 square miles, Chelsea, Massachusetts is next to scenic Boston Harbor and on the Mystic and Chelsea Rivers. Chelsea was settled in 1624, incorporated as a town in 1794, and later as a city in 1857. The Industrial Revolution transformed the once pastoral suburb into an active manufacturing center.
Hit by a massive fire in 1908 and again in 1973, the citizens and business people of Chelsea have rebuilt their city each time with remarkable determination.
While perhaps most well-known for its industrial roots, Chelsea has so many other appealing assets:
- a bustling downtown
- beautiful waterfront with spectacular views of Boston’s skyline
- tree-lined streets, ballparks, and playgrounds
- culturally diverse restaurants
- and easy access to Boston and Logan International Airport by car, bus, or the MBTA Commuter Rail.
As the city of Chelsea continues to evolve, a new industry is emerging. Firms specializing in research & development, medical technology and devices, and pharmaceuticals are attracted to Chelsea’s proximity to Cambridge, major research universities (MIT, Tufts Boston University, Harvard) and the area’s top teaching hospitals (Mass General Brigham, Boston Medical Tufts Medical Center & Cambridge Health Alliance).
Location & Convenience
In addition to being accessible by car with easy access to Routes 1, 93 and 90, Chelsea is also accessible by public transportation. The MBTA’s commuter rail services Chelsea at Arlington and 6th Streets, between North Station and Riverworks on the Newburyport/ Rockport Line. There are also several MBTA bus lines servicing the city.