Parks and Open Spaces

Having a place to exercise and be physically active is important to your health.

While there are some open spaces in East Boston and a large park, Logan Airport is located next to them.

Safety

Whether your community, including its parks and open spaces, is safe can affect how much you exercise

Within the 12 Wellness Trail Neighborhoods, East Boston has the 4th highest rate of non-fatal assault-related gunshot and stabbing victims.

Closeness to Highways

Your proximity to highways affects your risk for asthma and cardiovascular disease.

“Busy” roadways have over 18,000 cars on an average week day. East Boston is close to Route 1A and Interstate 90; and has heavy traffic on the Chelsea Street Bridge (18,000 cars per average week day).

Healthy Food

Eating healthy reduces your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it can depend on your ability to find healthy food stores in your neighborhood.

In East Boston there are some places where you can buy healthy food: grocery stores, farmers market, and 4 community gardens.