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Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located across the Mystic River, just four miles from the city of Boston. This is the smallest city in Massachusetts in space, yet it is the 26th most densely populated city in the country. Chelsea is home to one of the Carnegie Libraries built in 1910.
Chelsea shares in the city of Boston’s economic base, which includes tourism, research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. The surrounding area offers the Milken Institute, a research center, and many banks and investment companies. Financial institutions with office space or headquartered in Boston include Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, and Bain Capital.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is a range of activities to participate in and things to see in Chelsea. One building of note is the Congregation Agudath Shalom, also known as the Walnut Street Synagogue or the Walnut Street Shul. This historic Jewish synagogue is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally founded in 1887 and the present synagogue was built in 1909. There is a series of wall and ceiling frescoes in the building that were painted by Jewish immigrant artists. The Torah Ark was carved and created by a noted Boston-area cabinetmaker and is an incredible piece of work. Dining options in Chelsea include Curly’s Restaurant, Los Amigos, and El Santaneco. Floramo’s Fifth Avenue Restaurant is known for its meat that falls off the bone and offers a range of barbecue and Italian dishes that prove to be very popular with the locals and anyone that visits.
The nearest major airport to Chelsea is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Boston, Massachusetts and is 3 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, offering domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire within 54 miles of Chelsea. Other airports in the area include New Bedford Regional Airport within 59 miles of the city, and Provincetown Municipal Airport 122 miles from Chelsea. Boston public transportation serves the area of Chelsea and consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The rapid-transit system serves the core city and many of the suburbs.