Community Spotlight – Revere, Massachusetts 

November 9, 2022 8:33 am

The North Shore Alliance, or the “Alliance,” prides itself on supporting economic development initiatives across the 30 communities and four Gateway Cities of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each month we will be conducting a community highlight. We will be taking a look at some of these communities, and where they stand economically, along with highlighting commercial development sites that may be of interest to our readers. 

This month we will be taking a closer look at the town of Revere, Massachusetts, a city located directly off major Route 1, and Routes 107 and 1A. Revere is conveniently located just a mere five miles from downtown Boston and all the city has to offer. 

A Little Background on Revere, Massachusetts

Located in Suffolk County and considered part of the North Shore of Massachusetts, Revere was once part of North Chelsea until 1871 when it was renamed after Paul Revere, the American Revolution War Patriot

Prior to being named after Paul Revere, the land was inhabited by Rumney Marsh Indians, a Pawtucket Tribe. Unfortunately, an epidemic in 1616 killed thousands in the region. The land was later given to prominent citizens of Boston and used as a farming country. 

Eventually, the arrival of the Eastern Railroad in 1838 and later the arrival of the Boston Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad allowed the town to become a popular beach resort. Many of us still travel to the famed Revere Beach, a beautiful three-mile sandy stretch of beach every summer. 

Paul Revere Statue Boston

What’s New In Revere, Massachusetts? 

Revere Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods have many exciting events ongoing throughout the year. Here are just a few that you could take part in for fun as well as to help bolster the economic recovery of this area. 

The Pumpkin Dash 

Every October, the Revere Beach Partnership puts on a Pumpkin 5K Dash. Children and adults alike dress in costume and enjoy a run along the beach. During this event, the Partnership hosts food trucks, restaurants, music, and costume contests for the enjoyment of all who register. It’s a fun fall event that you won’t want to miss next year. 

Art Festival 

The Revere Beach Partnership also hosts the Art Festival each fall as well. To celebrate the beauty of America’s first public beach, the Revere Beach Partnership hosts the Revere Beach Art Festival, a day filled with fun activities, artists selling their incredible pieces, live music, and a Live Art Competition.

Kite Festival 

Every spring Revere hosts a Kite Flying Festival on the beach where people from all over the region flock to fly kites and take a look at the masterpieces of kites by other fliers. 

Children have the opportunity to build, decorate and fly their own kites. The event also features professional kite flyers, live music, and other family-friendly activities! This event brings in people of all ages to enjoy a beautiful Spring day on the beach and have some family fun! 

The International Sand Sculpting Contest

Revere’s Sand Sculpting contest attracts people from around the globe every year to create masterpieces on Revere Beach using sand, water, and a lot of creativity. 

Every summer over 1 million people venture down the event boardwalk and take in the sculptures, beach, entertainment, fireworks, and food!


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