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Chelsea is located just across the Mystic River from Boston and enjoys its own local character despite its proximity to the historic metropolis. A long history also accompanies Chelsea, but its old roots haven't stopped the city from developing into a lively and populated community all its own. Homes for rent in Chelsea could be ideal for those seeking an urban lifestyle with a bit of historical flavor to boot.

Things Chelsea Renters Should Know

  • In 1857, Chelsea officially became a city, though the area was originally settled in 1624 and became a town in 1739.
  • The city has access to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's commuter rail line in addition to multiple local bus lines.
  • The power to legislate and govern policy in Chelsea was vested in a city council of 11 members in 1995, when a new city charter took effect.

Useful Resources for Renters in Chelsea

  • The City of Chelsea's official website supplies a variety of resources pertaining to local government, boards and committees, as well as news and resident notifications.
  • To get to know the schools in the area and keep up to date on the latest academic developments, check out the website of Chelsea Public Schools.
  • Public transportation information can be found on the MBTA website, which is a great tool for getting around Chelsea and Boston.

Recreational Activities in Chelsea

Cultural attractions abound in Chelsea, which has an active art scene and many galleries. Chelsea Art Walk hosts a list of galleries in the area as well as links to the sites of local artists. For performance art, the Apollinaire Theatre can be an excellent choice with its varied theatrical productions and actor training program. There are also several green spaces littered throughout the city, such as Maloney Park and Highland Park. Downtown Boston is also less than a half-hour away by public transit from most locations in Chelsea, making the experience of the city's culture and nightlife just a short bus ride away.