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A charming, ever-evolving hub boasting a rich history

Welcome to Charlestown

Charlestown is a picturesque neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to many historical attractions, such as the USS Constitution Museum and the Bunker Hill Monument. The area is filled with cobblestone streets and classic brick buildings, making it one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Charlestown also has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options for locals and visitors alike. The real estate market in Charlestown is highly sought-after, with its classic brick row houses and contemporary condominiums in high demand. The area's architecture combines classic features and modern amenities, creating an exciting range of properties for potential buyers to choose from. 


The local lifestyle of Charlestown is shaped by its convenient location and numerous amenities. It is easily accessible by public transportation, making it a great place to live for commuters. Additionally, the neighborhood has plenty of cultural attractions, such as historic sites and art galleries, which makes it an ideal destination for exploration and entertainment. With its picturesque atmosphere and convenient location, Charlestown is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. 


For an unforgettable dining experience, visit Warren Tavern. The tavern is one of the oldest in Massachusetts and serves American cuisine in a historic atmosphere. On the other hand, Junebug is a popular cafe for coffee and pastries, featuring a variety of menu items made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, as well as a wide selection of drinks. At Zume's Coffee House, locals and visitors alike can enjoy coffee and artisan sandwiches in a laid-back setting. 


A popular destination for history buffs and sightseers, the Bunker Hill Monument is a tall obelisk commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park is a prime outdoor recreation and relaxation location that features a walking path and a playground. Not far from the shipyard is the USS Constitution, a historic warship that is open for tours and is a popular destination for those interested in history and naval engineering. Charlestown is also home to an array of exciting festivals and events, including the Flag Day Parade, an annual festival celebrating the American flag. The event's most popular attractions include decorated floats, live performances, and a large flag display.


Charlestown boasts numerous top-rated public and private schools, as well as institutions of higher learning. Bunker Hill Community College is a well-respected college known for its strong academic programs and student support services. 



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Overview for CHARLESTOWN, MA

20,397 people live in CHARLESTOWN, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $76,186. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for CHARLESTOWN, MA

CHARLESTOWN has 9,272 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CHARLESTOWN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,397 people call CHARLESTOWN home. The population density is 30,528.762 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.97 / 53.03%

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The following schools are within or nearby CHARLESTOWN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Clarence R Edwards Middle
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