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Winthrop is a town in Suffolk County and is just a short drive to Boston, about 20 minutes away. Homes for rent in this area are known for their gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, as the community juts out into the water. Though this town is right outside of Boston, there's plenty to do in Winthrop too. Check out Deer Island Harborwalk, which lets visitors enjoy a full skyline view of Boston. If you love the outdoors, sign up for a chartered fishing trip with Strike Sportsfishing Charters or Revolution Charters. Feeling hungry? Visit Belle Isle, known for its delectable seafood. Try the massive, but cheap, lobster roll!

Facts for Renters

  • Winthrop was first settled in 1630, after settlers from Cape Cod spotted the peninsula.
  • The town was initially called Pulling Point because of the strong tides that caused fisherman to use all of their strength just to get back to shore. Later it was named after John Winthrop, the second governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Winthrop initially arrived in Salem and decided to sail south, helping settle Boston and the surrounding area, which included Winthrop. Winthrop served as governor for 20 years.
  • While Boston was developed into a city, Winthrop was used for grazing and agriculture. The land was divided among settlers that Winthrop knew, and he asked that each man build a farm on the property. 
  • John Winthrop's son, Deane, actually settled in Winthrop and built a home here. The home can still be seen today.

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