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Where To Rent In Boston

Boston has several distinct neighborhoods, each with its individual benefits. So, it can be kind of challenging to choose the appropriate place for you to call home. For example, if you’re a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center employee; Brookline, Fenway, and Jamaica Plain could all make ideal places to live.

Brookline is near several reliable public transportation routes, and is home to Coolidge Corner, a premier shopping area. Fenway is closest to the hospital and offers a vibrant nightlife with bonus points if you’re a Red Sox fan. Jamaica Plain is the most affordable of the three neighborhoods, and offers numerous parks and recreational areas, if you have a dog and wish to be social.

Popular and Attractive Boston Neighborhoods

Perhaps living near a hospital in the Longwood area isn’t a concern for you. If not, you may want to consider the neighborhood of Roslindale. You can find single-family homes, condos, or luxury apartments here quite easily. You may even want to save up to purchase a multiunit property, and rent out the space you don’t need.

Brighton is another up-and-coming neighborhood for young professionals in Boston. Several two-story homes here have been turned into condos. This makes an attractive option when you want your own space without the full responsibilities of home ownership.

Enjoy the Unique Combination of Luxury and History

Do you enjoy having all of the modern amenities within a building with history and character? If that’s the case, you need to check out Garrison Square in Boston’s Back Bay. The building itself sits in one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. You will love the surrounding brownstone homes and the historic cobblestone streets you’ll travel daily. Protip: invest in comfortable walking flats.

The 105 units of Garrison Square have all the features you would expect in a luxury apartment complex. A rooftop terrace, private balcony, and breathtaking landscape features, name a few.

Whether you’re looking for luxury or practicality, we’re here to help. Longwood Residential offers our experience dealing in all sorts of rental properties within the parameters of Boston Metro. Please contact us today for a complimentary assessment.

How Much Apartment Can I Afford?

Budgeting for apartment rent isn’t always easy, especially when it’s your first time renting. For most people, rent or mortgage, food, and transportation take up at least 60% of their budget. The goal of this article is to help give you a baseline knowledge of this topic to establish your own personalized apartment budget.

When adding up your income, be sure to include or subtract the following, if applicable:

·       Salary

·       Bonuses

·       Royalties or rental income

·       Alimony or child support

·       Interest

·       Proceeds from a recent sale of a large item

As you balance your budget, try not to spend much more than 60% percent of your total income on rent, food and transportation. You will still need money for electricity, cable/phone, insurance, medical care, debt repayments, and if you’re lucky savings. Be sure to consider the cost of living in your preferred location when choosing your apartment. In Boston, many people enjoy the conveniences of urban living, such as public transportation and riding or walking to their workplace.

Your Annual Salary Should Be At Least 40 Times Your Monthly Rent

There’s no question that the cost of living is high in Boston. This is why many landlords require tenants to earn an annual salary that is at least 40 times the monthly rental rate. Assume that you and your spouse earn a combined income of $100,000 per year. Divide this figure by 40 to get the maximum you should pay for rent each month. In this case, it’s $2,500.

Consider Your Move-In Costs

Keep in mind that you almost always need to pay a security deposit when you move into your new apartment. It’s common for landlords to require the first and last month’s rent when you sign a lease, too. To offset these costs, look for special deals being offered. For example, a rental property manager may offer a free month’s rent when you sign a lease of at least one year. You also need to account for costs such as new furniture or professional moving assistance. Rest assured, the management at Longwood Residential will assist you in locating money-saving deals whenever possible.

Where is the Best Place to Live in Boston?

According to the website Best Places, Boston is the historic and intellectual capital of the United States. Many residents choose to live in Boston for that reason alone. It’s hard to find Boston’s culture and tradition anywhere else. It can be more challenging to figure out where is the best place to live in Boston. With a cost of living 70 percent higher than the rest of the U.S. and an average home price of $499,000, renting or buying a condo is a better option for a lot of Boston residents.

Condos Available in More Than a Dozen Boston Neighborhoods

Longwood Residential offers Longwood condos for sale in 14 different neighborhoods within the Boston city limits. Our prices are in line with the average condo price in Boston. Limited real estate availability and the desire to save money on purchasing a home are the main reasons people consider condo ownership. Lifestyle is another important consideration. You don’t have to spend your valuable free time mowing and maintaining your lawn. Our staff handles these chores as part of your homeowner’s association dues.

Many of our multi-unit condo towers offer amenities such as valet parking, an exercise room, room service, package delivery, and on-site stores. You have the convenience of a hotel but you get to stay there permanently.

Apartments in Boston

For some people who choose to live in Boston, renting an apartment makes more sense. They need the flexibility to move when the lease is up and may not be able to afford a house or condo. Longwood Residential manages several luxury apartment complexes in Boston. Many have the same upscale amenities as our condos. Please contact us to learn more or arrange a tour.

Awesome Longwood Condos for Sale

Before you pursue Longwood condos for sale, it’s helpful to review some basic information about condominium living. When you buy a condo, you own the entire inside of your unit. The condo association owns the exterior, common areas, and the land where the building sits.

You are not responsible for exterior maintenance as a condo owner. However, it’s important to budget for association fees in addition to your monthly mortgage payment. The money collected from all residents covers the cost of maintenance and repair in common areas such as hallways and meeting rooms.

Which Boston Neighborhood is Right for You?

One of the major benefits of Longwood condos for sale is that we have units available in multiple Boston neighborhoods. These include:

Of course, you need to consider several personal factors when deciding where you want to purchase a condo. Proximity to your work, quality of the school district, and access to public transportation are just three of the most important things to people looking to make one of these Boston neighborhoods their new home. You can search by neighborhood, price, MLS listing number, and other categories when trying to locate an available unit sold and managed by Longwood Residential.

Average Cost of Boston Condos by Square Foot

Our prices fall in line with those listed on a report released by Curbed Boston on January 5, 2017. With the new year just weeks old, prices range from $263 per square foot in the Hyde Park neighborhood to $1,467 per square foot for a condo in Back Bay. These figures include condos ranging in size from 812 to 3,247 square feet.

The analysis posted by Curbed Boston includes data from 10 distinct Boston neighborhoods. This is to give buyers an accurate idea of the average monthly payment for a Boston condo in place of using a mortgage calculator.

Featured Longwood Condos for Sale

With a presence in all 14 of the Boston neighborhoods listed above, Longwood Residential is sure to have a condo available to suit your needs. Below are just three of our luxury properties that could be your new home:

  • Ritz-Carlton Condos: Named for the hotel chain that offers such personalized service, the Ritz-Carlton Condos give you more of the same. Whether you’re interested in valet parking, room service, or wake-up calls, you can receive these services and more as a resident here. A picturesque view of the harbor completes the experience of condo living at its finest.

  • Mosaic on the Riverway: Want to live in a building with top floor club space? Then Mosaic on the Riverway is the place for you. Besides the serene view from high above the city, this building is conveniently located in the Longwood Medical Area.

  • Washington on the Square: When you want the convenience of a condo but don’t want or need a lot of space, consider a studio-sized unit at Washington on the Square. One and two-bedroom condo units are available as well. You don’t even have to leave home to exercise since the building comes equipped with a 24-hour fitness center.

Please contact us at your convenience to learn more about Longwood condos for sale.

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Luxury Apartment Complex in Historic Back Bay is a True City Oasis

Garrison Square in Boston's Back Bay is a luxury complex offering residents the option of one, two, or three bedroom apartments.  The building boasts modern and sophisticated elegance that people looking for an oasis in the city will appreciate.  Every unit contains a wood-burning fireplace, satin wood flooring, spacious closets, and a high-end kitchen.  Other amenities include:

  • Rooftop terrace and grilling area 
  • Private landscaped courtyard
  • Parking garage with controlled access
  • Washer and dryer in each unit
  • Additional on-site storage space
  • Private balcony, deck, or terrace for every unit

This unique Back Bay luxury apartment complex sits in one of Boston’s most historical neighborhoods - evidenced by the cobblestone streets and brownstone homes.  At the same time, Garrison Square apartments offer all the conveniences of modern city living.  It is close to Fenway Park, exclusive shopping options, fine dining, art galleries, parks, and much more.  Numerous public transportation options are available in this area, including 20 public transit stops. 

Incredibly, Garrison Square apartments have a total of 105 different floor plans.  Residents desiring a one-bedroom unit can select from one of four currently available floor plans.  One-bedroom apartments range from 591 to 847 square feet with a monthly rent of $3597 to $6052.  Eleven distinct floor plans are currently available for two-bedroom apartments.  The square footage for these units range from 591 to 1293 with rents between $3597 and $7919.  Three-bedroom units rent for $6795 to $10,921 per month and are 1,546 square feet in size. 

Interested in Garrison Square Apartments?  Contact us today!  info@longwoodresidential.com

Interested in Garrison Square Apartments?  Contact us today!  info@longwoodresidential.com


 

The Three Ink Block Boston Buildings Offer Unique Designs in a Historic Neighborhood

Ink Block Boston is a set of three luxury apartment buildings, each with its own unique layout, design, and color patterns.  "Ink" provides the best view of the Boston skyline through its oversized windows.  "2 Ink" boasts edgy interior designs with open floor plans, and residents of "3 Ink" will enjoy its warm color palette. All three buildings include the following amenities:

  • Fitness center with personalized digital training
  • Club room with full kitchen 
  • Skyline pool
  • Outdoor recreation area
  • Kids play area
  • Underground garage parking
  • Skyway access to Whole Foods Market
  • Convenience services such as car detailing, dry cleaning, apartment cleaning, pet grooming, and grocery delivery
  • Access to the red, green, and silver MBTA lines
  • Near Highways I-90 and I-93

The Ink Block Boston is at the site of the former Boston Herald newspaper where a multi-ethnic working class neighborhood once stood.  Although the neighborhood gave way to industrial and commercial expansion in the 1950s, Ink Block Boston seeks to restore a vibrant residential neighborhood more than 60 years later.  New generations now have a community to call their own where they can live, shop, play, and eat.  The buildings have a walk score of 92, which means that almost anything a resident might need is within walking distance.

Studio and one-bedroom apartments are currently available in all three buildings. Below is a summary of the square footage and monthly rental rates, which are posted here.

  • Studio, 520 to 589 square feet, $2,769 to $3,070 
  • One-bedroom, 709 to 715 square feet, $3,499 to $3,599

Interested in Ink Block Boston?  Contact us today!  info@longwoodresidential.com

Interested in Ink Block Boston?  Contact us today!  info@longwoodresidential.com