Revere is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north, Melrose to the northwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It comprises 10.0 square miles, although 4.1 of those are open water and wetlands and not suitable for development. Of the 5.9 square miles of developed land, 70% is used for housing. Revere is located approximately five miles from downtown Boston. The population was 47,283 at the 2000 census.