Revere provides the primary access route to Logan Airport from the north as well as being host to car rental and air cargo facilities.

Named after the American Patriot Paul Revere, the area has the Bell Isle Marsh Reservation, the largest surviving salt marsh in Boston Harbor.  Revere is also home to the oldest public beach in the United States, often called "the people's beach," and remembered fondly by long-time residents for amusements that once included “The Cyclone,” a roller coaster built in 1925 that once ranked among the nation’s largest.