Chelsea is in the North Suburbs located directly across the Mystic River from Boston.
The city covers about 1.8 square miles and is the second most densely populated city in Massachusetts.
There is a high level of industrial activity in Chelsea and the area is known for its affordable living and close proximity to Boston.
The type of housing in the area ranges from loft-style apartments, condos and single family homes popular with small families and young professionals.
In recent years there has been significant development in office space, retail space and new dining options.
Chelsea is bordered on three sides by water, which gives the are a unique character.
There are several distinct neighborhoods in the city, including: Admirals Hill, Addison-Orange, Box District, Bellingham Square, Carter Park, Chelsea Square, Chelsea Commons, Mill Hill, the Waterfront District and a few others.