The Town of Chelsea Massachusetts


Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, located directly across the Mystic River from Boston. It is the smallest city in Massachusetts in terms of land area but the 26th most densely populated incorporated entity in the country. The area was first called Winnisimmet, meaning "good spring nearby," by the Native American Massachusett tribe that once lived there. It was settled in 1624 by Samuel Maverick, whose palisaded trading post is considered the first permanent settlement at Boston Harbor.

In 1775, the Battle of Chelsea Creek was fought there. That was the second battle of the Revolution, at which American forces made one of their first captures of a British ship. Part of General George Washington's army was stationed there during the Siege of Boston. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chelsea has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2) is water. Located on a peninsula in Boston Harbor, Chelsea is drained by Chelsea Creek and sits on the Mystic River just north of downtown Boston.

The landmark Bellingham Carey Mansion served as headquarters for George Washington's men during the Battle of Chelsea Creek. Now a monument, the Mansion and everything in it are restored and available for touring. Notable residents of Chelsea, Massachusetts have included the noted author Horatio Alger and the renowned jazz musician Chick Corea.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Chelsea, Massachusetts

One property management expert has observed that strategies from baseball can be very instructive with regard to teaching property managers about retaining tenants. In response to the question, “Who’s at bat?” we could say that Marketing Week is in the cleanup position. In baseball, the cleanup position in the batting order is usually held by one of the best hitters on the team, so it’s important for a good property manager to take note of this. Twice a year, for commercial properties, let the companies in the building promote their businesses using the entire lobby. Tables can be set up for tenants to leave business cards, brochures and other promotional materials for other tenants and visitors. The tenants will appreciate the opportunity to promote their businesses. Batting fifth (after Maintenance, Tenant Relations, Tenant Referral and Marketing Week) is the Tenant Party. Once a year, in the spring or in December, it’s a good idea to hold a party for all the tenants. A get-together will help companies feel that they are valued and appreciated. Such a party need not be expensive. Having the tenants bring dishes on a potluck basis not only cuts down on management expenses. It also helps to develop a sense of community, which is highly beneficial to the property. Batting sixth is a seasoned veteran, Building Appearance. It’s important to pay close attention to the cleanliness of all areas. These principles can also be extended to residential property, such as multi-family homes and apartment communities.