Michael Tinsley

Boston Joins Ranks of Top-Rated U.S. Big Cities

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Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Reader's Choice Awards shares the ultimate "best of" travel list in the U.S. and beyond

Every year, Condé Nast Traveler magazine asks their readers to vote on their favorite travel destinations around the world. This year, over 400,000 readers voted for their favorite cities, hotels, cruises, and airports. [...]

Fun November National Holidays and Where to Celebrate Them in Boston, MA

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Have fun spending the heart of autumn exploring Boston with these national holidays

Although there is a hint of hokey-ness associated with the concept of "unofficial national holidays," the themed days offer great opportunities for small talk at the office or even inspire you to take the time to do something you enjoy or try something different.

We picked a few November national holidays that you can enjoy within your Boston neighborhood

November 1- National Author's Day

Where's a better place to celebrate National Author's Day than your local independent bookstore? Open since the late 1800s, The Brattle Book Shop in downtown Boston is one of the oldest bookstores in the nation. Trident Booksellers and Café on Newbury Street is another great option to browse books with a cup of coffee or over Sunday brunch!

November 12- Happy Hour Day

Fun Fact: Technically, Happy Hour is illegal in Boston. However, there are plenty of bars that offer great after-work food specials to go along with your beer and cocktails. Eater Boston has a complete round-up of the Boston's Best After-Work Dining Deals to check out with your coworkers or weeknight date!

November 17- Take a Hike Day

Explore somewhere new outside of downtown and get a breath of fresh air along one of the beautiful hiking trails in Massachusetts or nearby in New Hampshire. Living in the Boston area means you have access to both mountain and the beach! See where you would like to spend the day on Fitt Boston's list of must-see hiking spots nearby Boston.

Not crazy about going outside of the city? Take a late afternoon stroll along the Charles River in Cambridge and stop for dinner around Kendall Square for farm fresh, local options. 

November 25- Shopping Reminder Day

It seems like the reminders for holiday shopping start so early, but November 25 marks the official 1-month countdown to Christmas. Not sure where to shop in Boston? Scroll through our shopping guide to find the perfect place to find the rights gifts for everyone on your list. 

November 29- Greeting Card Day

Technically, the national holiday is "E-Greeting Card Day." but we'd prefer to take the time and send out snail mail! It's hard not to walk into a stationery store surrounded by neat pens, elegant cards and, leather-bound journals without feeling inspired to write a note (or two). Check out Black Ink's locations in Boston and Cambridge, or any of these local stationery shops

Million-Dollar Listings Available in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain is a classic streetcar suburb that has become one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

Surrounded by the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park, and Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities and places to hang out on lazy Sunday afternoons. Jamaica Plain is home to a diverse population and is a [...]

Stunning Waterfront Condos for Sale in Boston

Boston Waterfront Condo 100 Lovejoy Place

Imagine enjoying an obscured view of Boston harbor every day from the comfort of your own home

Living on the Boston waterfront provides homeowners the opportunity to see the city in a completely different perspective than most residents. With these listings, it's possible to enjoy the conveniences of city living while having an urban oasis [...]

The Boston Globe Names the 2018 Top Spots to Live in Greater Boston

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In April 2018, The Boston Globe shared the list of towns outside of Boston with a high percentage of appreciation since 2012

With data pulled by the Warren Group, a real estate tracking firm based, The Boston Globe pulled together the list of best towns to live in outside of Boston for single-family homes based on four different [...]

U.S. News Ranks Massachusetts as #1 for Education

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The U.S. News & World Report released their 2018 Best States report based on a total of 77 metrics

Using McKinsey & Company's Leading States Index, each state was assessed under eight major categories with the following weighted values: