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Million-Dollar Listings Available in Wellesley, MA

See the best Wellesley, MA has to offer with these luxurious real estate listings

Wellesley, Massachusetts is located 13 miles west of Boston and is a predominantly residential community. Wellesley is a highly desirable suburb for those working in Boston due to its geographic location as well as its visual characteristics. Wellesley is an employment center in the area, and there are several attractive office parks located in the towns eastern section. Wellesley is also a college community, having within its borders Wellesley College, Boston College, and Massachusetts Bay Community College. 

Here are several beautiful listings currently available in the village of Wellesley, MA (as of 10/8/18):

25 Kenilworth Road

Wellesley, MA 02482

MLS Number 72396531

Basic Information:

  • 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Price: $3,495,000

Gorgeous, distinctive residence in sought after Dana Hall neighborhood! A comprehensive renovation and expansion seamlessly blended today's most desirable amenities. Spectacular kitchen has two islands, custom cabinets, stunning hardware, high-end appliances and box-beam ceilings. A sensational great room has a gas fireplace and tray ceilings. There are beautiful, elegant formal living and dining rooms as well as a study with fireplace. A spacious, convenient mudroom leads to a heated garage. The second floor offers a master suite with spa-like marble bath and ample custom closets; four additional family bedrooms; three full baths plus a laundry. A third floor suite has a full bath, wet bar and built-ins galore. The lower level includes both recreation and exercise rooms. Level grounds are enhanced with a bluestone patio, built-in grill, fire pit plus a sports court - all just perfect for both entertaining and family enjoyment. Outstanding condition and location. A home to treasure!

 

37 Old Farm Road

Wellesley, MA 02481

MLS Number 72399314

Basic Information:

  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Price: $4,895,000

Almost complete! The most extraordinary New Construction, nestled on beautiful private 1.24 acres, in the Farms neighborhood. Elegant stone and shingle style home by a Wellesley-based design/build team. Modern open floor plan with 26' high, sun filled foyer adjoins the main 1st floor living areas: a two story vaulted ceiling family room, stunning living room with marble fireplace, and gourmet kitchen with large island. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, including a lavish master suite with fireplace, walk-in closets and spa bath. French doors open to a bluestone covered patio that overlooks a private skating pond and expansive back yard. A separate porch has gorgeous views of abutting conservation land. The lower level (2,826 square feet) has a glass walled fitness room, guest suite, pre-wired media room and wine cellar. Striking design and skilled craftsmanship on a special property! Close to Mass Pike and Farms Train Station. October/November 2018 Occupancy

 

62 Ledgeways

Wellesley, MA 02481

MLS Number 72169021

Basic Information:

  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Price: $6,695,000

Amazing Opportunity! A Fabulous One Acre Lot in the Much Coveted Wellesley Farms! Custom Home Designed by a Renowned Architect and Built by an Award Winning Builder! Attention to Detail is Always their Hallmark. Handsome Millwork. State of the Art Kitchen with Center Island. Family Room with Fireplace and Built Ins, Formal Living & Dining rooms plus a Library & Mud Room complete the First Floor. There are Five Bedrooms on the Second level including a Wonderful Master Suite with Spa-Like Bath and Master Dressing Room. The Lower Level offers Large Recreation/Living Area with Wet Bar, Exercise Room, 15 x 9 Wine Room with Reclaimed 5" Wood Floors & Mahogany Stain, Flex Room for either Media or Play Room Plus 6th Bedroom & Full Bath. The Exterior Features include an Open Air Porch with Remote Retractable Screen, Stone Fireplace and the ability for a Pool. Call for a showing today!

 

124 Dover Road

Wellesley, MA 02482

MLS Number 72354874

Basic Information:

  • 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Price: $4,950,000

Spectacular Dana Hall Colonial, crafted by one of Wellesley's finest builders will take your breath away! A grand entrance hall w/sweeping staircase welcomes you into a stylish & sophisticated estate home filled w/exquisite detail including arched entries, millwork, hickory floors, solid mahogany doors & custom stonework. Formal fireplaced living room w/oversized windows & French doors to private office w/built-ins. Banquet-sized dining room accommodates all your guests in elegance. White gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, the finest appliances & large island leads into sun-filled breakfast room w/French doors opening to bluestone patio perfect for entertaining. Step-down family room features stone fireplace flanked by bookcases, & double doors leading to 3-season porch. Six bedrooms include sumptuous fireplaced master w/luxurious bath, + French doors to private deck overlooking lush acre landscaped for privacy. Ideal location near Wellesley center, train, shopping & restaurants.

 

190 Pond Road

Wellesley, MA 02482

MLS Number 72309143

Basic Information:

  • 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Price: $4,595,000

Designed by renowned architect Guy Grassi, remodeled in 2017, this spectacular 3-acre estate represents the elegance of a European Manor. Approached by a winding drive, this residence is situated on coveted Pond Road, just one mile from Wellesley Center and across the street from acreage owned by Wellesley College.Upon entry the gracious two story foyer with marble floors & soaring ceilings leads to a spectacularly appointed front-to-back living room with exquisite architectural details. The adjoining sunroom offers walls of windows overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds. A mahogany library with custom built- in cabinets.New kitchen with state of the art appliances adjoins a a large family room with French doors opening to the private patio and access to separate guest suite. Second floor has 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths, including a new luxurious master bedroom suite. Finished lower level game & exercise rooms.Heated 4 car garage.This designer home has been completely updated.

 

103 Washington Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

MLS Number 72402583

Basic Information:

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Price: $2,695,000

Most incredible renovation by LDa Architecture. One of Wellesley's iconic homes. The interior is just as stunning as the street presence! 10 foot ceilings. All new Pella windows. Grand foyer flanked by formal living room & dining room. Open kitchen family room w/ oversized island & windows overlooking large & flat backyard. The butler pantry/bar along w/ the kitchen have cabinetry to the ceiling. Mudroom filled w/ built-ins. Radiant heated floors w/ the addition- kitchen family room, mudroom, master, garage & playroom. 5 bedrooms & 3 full baths on 2nd floor. Master w/ walk-in closet & carrara marble bathroom. Lower level w/ great ceiling height include a large playroom, full bath, exercise room, office & wine storage. 3 car garage w/ architectural detail matching home. Spectacular yard w/ large bluestone patio & stone walls. This home is truly a piece of art w/ it's custom woodwork & details...plus just across from Warren Park, train & restaurants. This is the best commuter location

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These Massachusetts Towns were named 2018 Best Beach Towns to Live In

WalletHub's latest study shares the 2018 Best U.S. Beach Towns to Live In

The towns were ranked based on an average of scores from six different categories:

  • Affordability
  • Weather
  • Safety 
  • Economy
  • Education 
  • Quality of life

Seven Massachusetts towns ranked for 2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in (Ocean): 

  • #51 Newburyport
  • #67 South Yarmouth
  • #69 Salem
  • #88 Gloucester
  • #90 Revere
  • #115 Lynn
  • #122 Hull

To learn more information on the study's categories and criteria, read the complete study on the WalletHub website.

2018 has been a great year for Massachusetts! The state has earned a few national accolades:

Earlier this year, WalletHub published a study of 2018's Best and Worst States to Raise a Family and named Massachusetts as the #1 best state to raise a family in the United States.

U.S. News also ranked Massachusetts as the #1 state for education in the country. Learn more about how the state ranked overall in comparison to the rest of the nation.

Interested in finding your Boston-area beach home or waterfront condo? Contact us at Longwood Residential today!

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Stunning Waterfront Condos for Sale in Boston

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 with plenty of natural light and calming views of the water. 

Your worst problem? All of your friends and family who will want to invite themselves over every Fourth of July and New Year's Eve to get a clear view of the fireworks. 

Here are a few of the Boston condominiums available for sale (as of May 23, 2018):

Boston Waterfront Condo 100 Lovejoy Place

100 Lovejoy Place, Unit 11B, waterfront

Boston, MA 02114

MLS Number 72288321

Cheerful natural light greets you as you enter this sophisticated and stylish corner home overlooking the beginning of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Lovejoy Wharf has everything you've been looking for from front door valet parking to over 2,000 sf of health and wellness space, Related signature management services, Lovejoy Attache personalized lifestyle concierge services, rooftop sun terrace, fireside library lounge, billiards room, children playroom, event space with catering kitchen, conference room, and more, you'll find true luxury in this new community designed by Robert A.M. Stern. Captivating design features and a thoughtful layout create a warm and inviting space filled with style and sophistication. An incredible home, spectacular building, dynamic location on the waterfront and in the heart of the city. 1 parking space included.

Boston Waterfront Condo 120 Fulton

120 Fulton, Unit DE, Waterfront

Boston, MA 02109

MLS Number 72290049

Rarely available condominium in the historic McLauthlin Building on tree-lined Fulton Street. This unique brick and beam loft includes over 1000 square feet of living space. Open concept living room with office alcove. Oversized eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances. Two separate sleeping areas, one bathroom, in-unit Bosch washer/dryer and central AC. The McLauthlin is a professionally managed building in a great North End location just one block from Boston's Waterfront and steps from Faneuil Hall and the Financial District. Easy access to all major highways. A must see!

Boston Waterfront Condo 10 Constellation Wharf

10 Constellation Wharf, Unit 10, Waterfront

Boston, MA 02129

MLS Number 72238708

3-bedroom townhouse with stunning Harbor and City views. Ideally located at the end of the Wharf, this townhome features direct entry, attached garage and 2 terraces overlooking Boston’s Harbor. The open living and dining rooms have a wood-burning fireplace, custom built-ins and a wall-of-windows capturing sunsets and Boston’s Skyline. The eat-in kitchen has custom cabinets, stainless appliances and 2 pantries. The master suite has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with soaking tub, custom closets and private deck with glorious views. Guest bedroom with renovated full bathroom. The 3rd bedroom is privately located and can be used as a study/office and has a wood-burning fireplace, custom built-in desk and private deck. Features include herringbone floors in the dining room, audio, wet bar, and second covered parking space. This property is a private Harbor-side community with guest parking and a concierge.

 

Boston Waterfront Condo 85 E India Row

85 E India Row, Unit 29E, Waterfront

Boston, MA 02110

MLS Number 72319439

Enjoy spectacular views of the Boston Harbor, the Seaport District and beyond from this rarely available upper-level, one-bedroom home in sought after Tower 1. Gracious entry foyer leads you to the spacious living room with a wall of windows, custom built-in bookcase and great sunlight from the Southern exposure. Wake in the morning to Harbor views from the large bedroom with great closet space. Galley kitchen with full appliances and ample storage. All tile bath with updated vanity and glass enclosed tub/shower. Private association pool and sun-deck area with picnic area and grills. Full service building with 24-hour doorman, concierge services and on-site professional management. Move in just in time to enjoy summer on the Boston Waterfront.

Want to see more waterfront condos in Boston? Contact Longwood Residential today!

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

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 price-points. The article also included information on mentioned listing of each town's median condo price, as well as expert information about each area that may help incoming residents decide where to move within in the Boston area.

Here are the top spots for the first two price-point tiers for single-family homes in Greater Boston:

First Price-point Tier: $1M+

  • Cambridge: $1,310,000; +59% change since 2012
  • Winchester $1,085,000; +55% 
  • Brookline $1,850,000; +54%

Second Price-point Tier: $750K-$1M

  • Jamaica Plain: $850,000; +80% change since 2012
  • South Boston: $790,000; +78%
  • Needham: $962,500; +43%

Visit The Boston Globe for the full article. 

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

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:

 

Massachusetts earned the eighth spot in the overall state ranking. New Hampshire (#5) and Vermont #9 were the other states from New England who ranked in the Top 10. Here's how Massachusetts lined up in the 2018 Best States report:

  • Overall Rank: #8
  • Education: #1
  • Crime & Corrections: #5
  • Healthcare: #5
  • Economy: #9
  • Quality of Life: #25
  • Fiscal Stability: #40
  • Infrastructure: #45

Learn more about the full methodology and the other state rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website

Another study published earlier this year recognized Massachusetts as the "Best State to Raise a Family."

Timeline and Tips for Moving to Your New Home

Congratulations, you've closed on your new home or signed your new lease! Now it's time to think about the moving process

Packing and moving are not easy feats, but there's no reason that the processes can't be easier with careful planning in advance. Creating an organized, proactive strategy for your move over a reasonable duration prevents a lot of headaches. 

If you're a procrastinator or proactive planner, we've put together a checklist of things to keep in mind while planning your move: 

6 Weeks Before

  • Create a list of people who will need to know your change of address
    • Family and Friends
    • Current Workplace(s) and former workplaces (W-2 forms)
    • Insurance and credit card companies
    • Cable and telephone companies
    • Subscription delivery services (ex: Amazon Prime, Uber Eats)
  • If you're planning on hiring a company, compare prices of moving services in your area
  • If you're planning on doing the move yourself, contact friends and family willing to help and compare prices of truck rentals
  • Start thinking about items you plan to keep or get rid of via selling, donating or disposing of 
  • Buy moving supplies, in bulk if necessary
    • Boxes
    • Packing tape
    • Scissors
    • Sharpies or any brand of permanent markers
    • Bubble wrap
    • Padded quilts (can be rented from moving company)
    • Twine
    • Reusable bags and containers
  • Pro Tip: Stop by your local liquor store and ask for boxes to use for your move—these smaller boxes are great for transporting household items

4 Weeks Before

  • Figure out which items will need special packaging or delivery to your new home
  • Make copies of your important documents in case they are misplaced or stolen during the move
  • Begin packing your belongings, starting with the items you do not immediately use (ex: seasonal clothing, guest room) and moving onto room decorations
  • Begin organizing items for a moving yard-sale or donation drop-offs to Goodwill, local shelters, and food pantries 
  • Confirm with friends and family who had committed to helping with your move
  • Schedule/Confirm moving services 
  • Pro Tip: Labeling your boxes will save you plenty of time and spare yourself from headaches while unpacking. Note what it is contained in each box on a "master inventory list" on a GoogleDoc, as well as organize boxes by room

1-2 Weeks Before

  • Decide who will be the key person to coordinate move-in day for people to ask questions
  • Confirm that your utilities are set up and ready for your new home
  • Confirm that your utilities will no longer be in service in your old home after your move is complete
  • Set aside essential items (ex: toiletries, change of clothing) from the remaining items that must be packed 
  • Set aside cleaning supplies needed to prepare for move-in day
  • Reduce the number of perishable foods you normally purchase and use as much food that is already in your food pantry
  • Pro Tip: If you have perishable food items that cannot be donated or unused, host a party with friends and family and feature a "free table," allowing guests to take odds and ends as they wish. This is a fun way to reduce potential waste.

Day of

  • Make sure everyone has the contact information for the key moving coordinator and other collaborators as needed
  • Pack the moving trucks with the heaviest items first, then group boxes together by room
  • Ensure that fragile items are carefully placed 
  • Provide water and snacks throughout the day and order food for family and friends helping out—they are doing a huge favor!

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2018 Boston Housing Market: What You Need to Know

As Boston continues to experience an influx of growth, here's what you need to know about Boston's real estate market in 2018

With the arrival of corporate giants like GE—as well as the much-anticipated arrival of Amazon—Boston is on the fast-track to becoming a booming business and commerce center well beyond 2018. 

There are some sources that speculate metropolitan cities in the United States like Boston are currently overvalued, but it shouldn't immediately deter potential home buyers or renters from investing in the area. With proper research and planning, it can be possible to find the right luxury condo, apartment or home in the Boston area. 

To get an idea of the 2018 Boston housing market, we've picked these articles to provide an overview of what other real estate experts are saying: 

 

The Housing Market Looks Good Unless You're a First Time Millennial Buyer

The nation’s housing market for 2018 continues to look good, according to two recently released reports. But first-time millennial buyers will continue to struggle with affordability, especially in high-priced areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Washington DC.

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Four Things to Watch Out For in 2018 Boston Real Estate

Every new year brings with it changes to housing markets, consumer preferences and how real estate professionals conduct business, and 2018 is no exception. It’s a year that will see sweeping federal changes take hold, as well as a number of local and regional changes that will impact housing markets in ways both big and small. From tax reform to rising interest rates to the impact of a potential major corporate relocation, here are some of the issues that will have the biggest impact on Boston real estate in 2018.

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Will That Remodel Pay Off? Here's the project payback for projects

Not all remodeling projects are created equal. In fact, some may help you resell your house more than others. In its annual Cost v. Value report, Remodeling magazine tracked the price and payoff for 20 of the most popular professional projects (midrange and upscale) in 100 US markets for 2017.

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Boston-area rent/price ratio tells tale of neighborhood potential

 “Asking price can be seen as a measure of the long-term prospects of a neighborhood,” NeighborhoodX research director Constantine Valhouli said over email. “Asking rent can be seen as a reflection of what the neighborhood is like right now.”

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Study Ranks Massachusetts as "Best State to Raise a Family"

Massachusetts ranks #1 Best State to Raise a Family according to 2018 study

Whether you're a young couple looking to build a family or a larger family seeking more opportunities, moving to the right place can be an overwhelming decision for anyone. Will there be relatives and friends nearby? How are the public schools for your children? Are there plenty of activities to engage different ages? Is the area you're interested in even affordable?

Massachusetts 2018 Best State to raise a family WalletHub published 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family to address many of these concerns. 

The WalletHub study evaluated each state based on 42 indicators of family-friendliness under five main categories—Family Fun, Health & Safety, Education & Childcare, Affordability, and Socio-economics. 

The highest average score between the five categories produced the overall rank.

The Results

Massachusetts, followed by Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Vermont are the top five ranking states. The lowest ranking states are Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico. Connecticut (#11) and Maine (#17) were the only other New England states to make the Top 20.

"States can make family life better—or worse—by taking steps to ensure quality childcare and education and by providing economic programs that support families," says Anne L. Alstott, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. "Families are inevitably affected by the cost of living, by child care, and educational quality, and by policies like family leave and mandated sick leave. And facilities like public transportation, public parks, and affordable housing can all improve the quality of family life."

In addition to earning the top spot, Massachusetts ranked #3 for having the lowest infant mortality rate. However, Massachusetts was recognized as one of the least affordable childcare costs in the country at #48. 

Review the full WalletHub study to see the complete list of rankings, methodology and expert panel. 

In 2017, Boston ranked #8 on The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for its strong job market opportunities, low unemployment rate, and high desirability to live in the New England city. 

 

Pet-Friendly Apartments in the Boston Area!

Your pet is part of your family, so you'll naturally want to take him or her along when you move to a new apartment. However, finding pet-friendly apartments in Boston or Brookline isn’t always easy. It’s not impossible, though. You'll just have to keep your expectations for pet-friendly rentals realistic.

What to Expect When Searching for Rental Homes That Allow Pets

It’s common for apartment and rental housing managers to limit the number of pets a tenant may have. This is typically one or two pets. Additionally, management might impose a weight or size restriction on the pet. They may also disallow certain breeds, such as Great Danes, Pit Bulls, or German Shepherds. The reason for this is that some dog breeds are too large, or considered too aggressive or potentially destructive for apartment living.

Even cat and dog friendly apartments usually charge additional fees to tenants for keeping pets on their property. This typically includes an extra deposit and more money added onto the monthly rent. It’s important to understand all fees before you sign a legally binding lease. You should never have to pay any extra fees if your pet is a service animal.

Show That You’re a Responsible Pet Owner

Bringing proof of your dog or cat’s vaccines and health history can help a landlord feel more comfortable about renting to you. You may also want to consider getting insurance for your pet, or letters of recommendation from previous landlords. These can be helpful, even when the building already accepts pets.

Longwood Residential Wants to Help

Whether you desire to rent an apartment, private home, or condo that allows pets, you can start your search here. We think you will find that pet-friendly apartments and houses- for-rent which allow dogs are easier to find than you imagined. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions, and we'd be happy to help you find your dream home.

Studio Apartments in Boston

A studio apartment is a rental unit with everything but the bathroom combined into one main room. It doesn’t contain any separate bedrooms. You may be interested in studio apartments for rent if you’re a single person who doesn’t require a lot of space; or are simply looking to save money. However, even studio rentals can provide luxurious accommodations. Longwood Residential rents and manages several luxury studio loft apartments that we encourage you to check out today.

How to Determine What You Can Afford to Spend on Rent

Food, transportation, and housing costs, make up nearly two-thirds of the budget for most people in the Boston area. However, financial experts recommend trying to cap these costs at 60%. With the high cost of living in Boston, we recommend that your annual salary be at least 40 times your monthly rent. This ensures that you can comfortably afford your monthly rent obligation. Be sure to look at all sources of income as well as all recurring and occasional expenses when creating your rental budget. Cheap apartments in Boston are hard to come by, but Longwood Residential studio rentals are your best bet in finding them.

Decorating a Small Apartment

Just because you rent a small space doesn’t mean you must give up your decorating style. Renters with limited space or funds can get quite creative in this department. Local flea markets are an excellent place to find vintage furniture, pottery, and glassware. You can even shop fabric stores to add chic style to curtains, older furniture, and other personal items in your studio apartment.

Where to Find Studio Apartments Near Me

Longwood Residential offers studio apartments in several of Boston’s finest neighborhoods. Please view our listings to learn more, or contact us directly with your questions. We will help you find the best small apartment for your price range, amenities desired, and neighborhood where you want to live.