Orient Heights, Boston
September 2017 Orient Heights, an area of East Boston, was once a dangerous area. Mob activity, socio-economic problems, and lack of police presence made "Eastie" an area to avoid for the rich. With this came a unique culture and refreshing air. In the past 10-15 years gentrification has changed this, forcing families out with higher prices. Now it has become home to college kids and well-off families. It has sad reminders of the once rich culture of the area.