Chelsea, outside Boston Professional Review and Guide
"An unexpected delight, Chelsea offers a glorious setting, restored downtown, civic center, and hilly views of the harbor and downtown skyline. Looming over the city is the Tobin Bridge—a dramatic landmark that is stunning seen from below. The bridge and harbor setting highlight Chelsea’s traditional role as a gateway into Boston. Chelsea fronts on Boston Harbor, at the merging of two rivers—the Mystic River from the west and the wide Chelsea Creek from the northeast.
Today the city is heavily influenced by its immigrants, for whom it remains an important stop on the path toward integration into American life. This walk covers Chelsea end to end, ranging from Admiral Hill to Powderhorn Hill, both now capped by ancient military hospitals. Along the way you will see a dynamic city, always open to immigrant diversity. Look for the influence of ethnic traditions on the street life, restaurants, and shops in this small gateway to Boston."