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Why You Should Move to Boston, MA in 2019

Boston has a lot to brag about.

We're perfectly located in the heart of the most historically rich areas in the United States. We have a rich amount of diversity that draws people from all of the world into our city. We offer a dynamic, educated, cultured atmosphere that inspires residents to stay and build upon that progress towards an even better tomorrow.

The New England metropolitan area continues to grow into a hub that serves the needs of several demographics—students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and families. Within the past year alone, it is clear that Boston, as well as the greater Boston area, is the right place to be for individuals and families to plant roots for a more balanced quality of life throughout different life stages. 

Here are some of the highlights from 2017 that prove Boston living is nothing less than a home run:

The level of education in Massachusetts has been a positive advantage compared to the rest of the country. U.S. News & World Report named Massachusetts the top state in 2018 for education based on several key factors. In addition, several Massachusetts high schools earned national and state level recognition. 

 

Many people forget that the beach isn't too far from Boston—depending on the Boston suburb, it's only a T ride away! Living by the beach in Massachusetts while also having close access to Boston is an ideal living situation for some individuals and families. In 2018, these seven Massachusetts beach towns were ranked as the "Best Beach Towns to Live In" by WalletHub's study. 

And, if you're ever looking to escape Boston in the summer, take a trip to the Prettiest Town in Massachusetts named by Architectural Digest. 

One recognition that truly set Boston and the state of Massachusetts apart from the rest of the nation was its top ranking as the Best State to Raise a Family. The badge of honor says a lot about how the state values community, education, safety and stability for all. 

Interested in moving to Boston or the Greater Boston Area? Feel free to contact us today by sending an email or giving us a call—we look forward to finding the right home for you!

Luxury Condominiums Available in Somerville, MA

Explore Somerville, a culturally rich and diverse city a T ride away from Boston

Somerville, Massachusetts is located just 2 miles north of Boston. Somerville is a densely populated community occupying slightly more than just 4 square miles.

You will find a variety of both history and culture in Somerville. More than 50 languages are spoken in Somerville schools, as Somerville is one of the most diverse communities in the country. Somerville is defined by its city squares. Among Somerville's most active squares are Union Square, Davis Square, and Ball Square. You will find a mix of housing styles available in Somerville. 

Although the real estate market in Somerville and other communities within the Greater Boston area, it has pushed developers to build beautiful, high-value properties to suit a variety of lifestyles. In this blog post, we want to highlight these luxury condominiums that can accommodate working professionals or serve as an ideal real estate investment in close proximity to Boston. 

260 Beacon Street, Unit 209, Inman Square

Somerville, MA 02143

MLS Number 72420029

Basic Information:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1,805 sq. ft.
  • Price: $1,325,000

Ideally situated along Somerville's Beacon Bike Corridor, Beacon260 is a boutique new construction, condominium mid-rise featuring 17 residential units ranging in size from 1-4 bedrooms and three ground-level retail spaces. This particular unit is a 2 level four bedroom, on the third and fourth floor. Flooded with natural light, these luxury condominiums feature open floor plans with custom cabinetry from Italy, white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and sleek Porcelanosa tile from Spain. These thoughtfully selected finishes and elevated fixtures cultivate a unique sense of home. Enjoy your private deck in each unit along with conveniences such as in unit washer/dryer, elevator building, and underground parking. From your doorstep, its less than ten-minute walk to Harvard Law, Harvard and Porter Sq Red Line access, bus line to MIT, and every imaginable shop and restaurant along Mass Avenue, or bike down Beacon St to Tech Sq

21 Elmwood Street, Unit 2, Davis Square

Somerville, MA 02144

MLS Number 72417802

Basic Information:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • 2,345 sq. ft.
  • Price: $1,295,000
 

$100K PRICE REDUCTION!! Exceptional new renovation 4 bedroom/3 bath penthouse duplex with high end features throughout, spacious rooms, private outdoor space + 2 car parking, all on a sleepy side street near Davis Square! A private entrance takes you upstairs into an inviting open floorplan with living, dining and kitchen spaces. The kitchen is simply gorgeous w/an oversized peninsula, Thermador professional appliances, Statuary Classique quartz countertops + striking woodgrain cabinetry. There are also 3 bedrooms on this level, including a guest suite with a private bath and deck. The bathrooms are tiled in a modern pallet w/Grohe fixtures + modern vanities. Upstairs is a dedicated master suite w/two rooms, cathedral ceilings, a beautiful tile bath with an oversized shower and access to a private deck from this level. Added perks include HWF's throughout, energy efficient systems + lighting, high profile millwork, quality Jeld-wen windows and so much more!

37 Harrison Street, Unit 2

Somerville, MA 02143

MLS Number 72430496

Basic Information:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,569 sq. ft. 
  • Price: $1,049,500

This sun-filled 3BR 2.5 Bath condo on a quiet street has been gut-renovated into modern duplex. Open floor plan on the 1st floor offers a spacious and flexible living space. A sunny study and two bedrooms upstairs with vaulted ceilings and skylights reveal artful design. In-unit laundry w/ washer/dryer installed. Relax on the front balcony or host BBQ parties on a massive private deck. Features include: Marvin Integrity Energy Star windows, Carrier 2-zone central HVAC with smart thermostats, Navien tankless on-demand water heater, Bosch appliances, Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures with rain shower. State-of-the-art fiber cement sidings, mahogany deck boards, and permeable stone paved driveway are built to last! A deeded parking spot wired for an electric car charging station and a large storage shed complete the package. 10 minutes walk to Harvard, Porter Sq, and Whole Foods. Commuters' dream: Red Line T at Porter Sq; bus or bike to Kendall Sq; Green Line T at Union Sq to open in 2.5yrs.

40 Medford Street, Unit 303, Union Square

Somerville, MA 02143

MLS Number 72299770

Basic Information:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,507 sq. ft.
  • Price: $987,000 ( plus $193.23/month)

Last one/////40 MEDFORD STREET is on the Cambridge/Somerville line close to Kendall Sq, Inman Sq, Union Square, and the proposed New Green Line Station. This NEW CONSTRUCTION elevator building is Luxury Living and has all the amenities. Top of the line cabinets with Quartz marble countertops with GE Café SS Appliances. Bright Sunny Airy Town House Condos wit high ceilings on 2 floors 3rd and 4th floor. Open concept on First Floor with 1/2 Bath and 3 Bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 2 full Baths(Top floor). Condo fee $193.23 a month.1 deeded parking spot per unit.

Are you searching for the perfect home in Boston, MA or the Greater Boston Area? Contact us at Longwood Residential today by sending us an email at info@longwoodresidential.com or give us a call at 617-396-3100. We look forward to hearing from you and learning how we can help you find your home in Boston!

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Boston, MA

Where are you going to get your holiday shopping done in Boston?

If you're new to the Boston area, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best places to meet your holiday shopping needs. Are you looking for bargains? One-of-a-kind, artisanal gifts by a local maker? Something in between?

Let us help guide you in the right direction with some local Boston shopping guides!

Find something for everyone with TimeOut's Holiday Markets in Boston

Sometimes there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than giving back to your community by shopping with artisanal, local vendors at a festive marketplace. TimeOut has great suggestions for the hottest pop-ups and unique local markets happening this winter in Beantown.

Check off Santa's checklist for the kids by learning Where to Shop for Gifts in Boston This Holiday Season

Even though the kids probably have quite a long list for Santa, delight them with something unexpected and special under the tree! Mommy Nearest breaks down the perfect places in the greater Boston area to find the right gifts that the little ones will love.

Roadtrip outside of Boston to explore the 15 Best Holiday Shopping Destinations in Massachusetts

There are plenty of places to shop in Boston, but why not try somewhere outside your neighborhood for a change? Take a day to explore a different town or mall that you haven't been to before and make it a fun holiday adventure remember!

P.S. Want to get add a dose of festive Boston photos onto your Instagram? Follow these Boston-based influencers we love!

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

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.  

We knew that Boston would make the list—the city joins New York and Washington, D.C. as the only big cities to represent the East Coast. 

The Best Big Cities in the U.S.

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. New York, NY
  3. New Orleans, LA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Honolulu, HI
  6. San Antonio, TX
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Portland, OR
  10. Boston, MA
  11. Washington, D.C.
  12. Denver, CO
  13. Nashville, TN
  14. Minneapolis, MN
  15. Indianapolis, IN

Other honorable mentions for Massachusetts in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards include:

In addition to recognition for Boston's traveler appeal, Boston has earned other additional accolades for its residents, including Best U.S. State School System and Best State to Raise a Family.

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

    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 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

    Like what you've seen so far? Check out more single family homes for sale in Wellesley, MA on our website!

    You can search through hundreds of listings to find the right real estate for you. Save your favorites when you register with us, then you can get email updates when similar properties that match your criteria are posted. Contact us for more information!

    Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Boston Area

    Oktoberfest, an autumn tradition established long before pumpkin spice

    When mid-September arrives, it's usually time to start wearing flannel shirts and leather boots. 

    Once the summer's officially over, we start to look forward to their favorite things to do in the fall. Some people just can't wait for the start of football season. Others count down the days until they can order their seasonal pumpkin spice latte. There are plenty of others who enjoy apple picking at a local orchard or decorating their home for Halloween and trick-or-treating with their kids...

    And then there's the Oktoberfest crowd. 

    Whether you're new to the Boston area or if you're a long-time resident looking for something to do, we're sharing several upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations to check out in Boston and in the greater Boston area:

    Harpoon Oktoberfest: September 28-29

    Friday, September 28th
    General Admission: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Doors close: 9:30pm

    Saturday, September 29th
    General Admission: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Early Access Doors: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Doors close: 5:30pm

    306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    Come hoist a pint with us at our Boston Brewery at our biggest festival of the year! You'll join thousands of beer-loving fans during our 2-day festival that takes place outside underneath tents alongside the brewery!

     

    Oktoberfest Yoga Brewha at Aeronaut Brewery: October 6

    10:45 am - 12:30 pm

    14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143

    Kick off the Fall season and Oktoberfest at the eccentric space in Aeronaut Brewery with an all levels flow! Brew up your own energy and vitality on the mat and then stay after to enjoy some brews that the team at Aeronaut has dreamed up!

     

    Cambridge Oktoberfest 5K in Harvard Square: October 7

    100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, MA, 02141

    Join us on Sunday, October 7th @ 9:30 am for a festive German-themed 5k that circles Kendall Square and is immediately followed by an outdoor Oktoberfest on the CambridgeSide roof deck with Notch, Slumbrew & Bantam Cider!

     

    Shovel Town Brewery Oktoberfest: October 13

    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    50 Oliver Street, Easton, MA, 02356

    Come join the fun at Shovel Town Brewery's 2nd Annual Oktoberfest to Benefit the Easton Food Pantry! This year’s Shovel Town Brewery’s Oktoberfest is shaping up to be a great event! We are planning to expand the event with a tent in our parking Lot for Games and Food! This year’s event will once again feature live music from several local artists, authentic German Food, Wood Fired Pizza, games and Shovel Town Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer and much more!

     

    13th Annual New Bedford Oktoberfest hosted by SCBA: October 13

    3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Pier 3, 106 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA, 02740

    The SCBA Presents:  The 13th Annual NB OKTOBERFEST! Proceeds support at-risk youth & educational based charities along the Southcoast. Beer Sampler tickets will be available. Steins available in limited quantity to the first 200 purchasers only.

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    5 Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in Boston, MA

    Mark the family calendar for these fun fall festivities in Boston and beyond

    It can be tough to get back in the rhythm of things after summertime, but the variety of fall family activities can bring everyone back together after long work weeks and busy school days. Cities and towns all over Massachusetts know the importance of a family-friendly social calendar within their communities—it's one of the reasons why the state was named the Best State to Raise a Family earlier this year. 

    Here are some favorite local Boston-area fall festivals to bring along everyone in your family: 

    Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

    Date: late September

    Hosted by the Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, it's described as "Boston’s biggest block party" that attracts music lovers with a variety of live music performances drawing from jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove. For the kids, there's also KidsJam, an instrument petting zoo, and an array of food vendors. 

     

    Allston Village Street Fair 

    Date: late September

    Labeled as the "Boston's Hippest Multicultural Event," the Allston Village Street Fair invites the entire family to enjoy live music and entertainment, interactive activities and an international food court. Worried about parking? Allston is easily accessible on several T lines and there will be a free shuttle available to the Guest Street Parking Garage in Brighton. 

     

    Nantucket Cranberry Festival

    Date: early October 

    Escape Boston for the day and head to the coast for family fun in Nantucket. Sponsored by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, "visitors can expect to learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket through educational displays and harvesting demonstrations, participate in family activities, sample delectable cranberry treats, and other New England classics, or simply enjoy the music and the spectacular autumn scenery." The best part? You can bring some organic Nantucket cranberries to enjoy back home in Boston!

     

    Annual Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond

    Date: mid-late October

    Bring-your-own carved 8-inch pumpkin to be displayed at Frog Pond in Boston Common! Volunteers will illuminate and place your pumpkins into the pond for a spooky spectacular. This is the perfect event to invite family, friends, and your children's friends for a family fun night out in the heart of Boston. 

     

    The Big E

    Dates: mid-September - late September

    Based in West Springfield, the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E) is a major festival in the Northeast that offers a variety of music, food, and entertainment for everyone. The Big E spans over two weeks with live performances, food and beverage contests, car shows, circus spectaculars and much more. 

    Million-Dollar Listings Available in Jamaica Plain

    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 great place to visit, shop, dine, and live all year round!

    Here's our pick of million-dollar real estate listings currently available in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA:

    54 Burroughs Street

    Boston, MA 02130

    MLS Number 72232060

    Basic Information:

    • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
    • Price: $2,295,000
     

    Luxury and privacy in this exquisite carriage house steps from Jamaica Pond! Fully renovated to the highest standards in 2014, this home has it all! Enter to a dramatic great room with high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and fine custom finishes that is wide open to a sensational center-island kitchen featuring stone countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. Large, two-sided gas fireplace separates this from the gracious formal dining room and is a wonderful focal point for both. For someone who loves cooking and entertaining, this space has no equal! Also, office/library, wet bar and mud room on this level. Head upstairs to a wonderful family room with a stunning arched window filling the space with light. Then discover a no-compromises master suite with sitting room, dressing room, sumptuous bath and terrace. Two add'l bedrooms, full bath and laundry complete this floor. The lower level offers a huge home gym and loads of storage. Lovely yard, 2 pkg spaces & guest pkg included


     

    241 Perkins, Unit D-302,

    Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

    MLS Number 72339953

    Basic Information

    • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
    • Price: $1,999,000

    Welcome to Cabot Estate. Please view our video to learn about this exquisite home and location. This complex is nestled on 23 acres on the Boston-Brookline border. This 24-hour gated community is convenient to the Boston medical centers, museums, restaurants, and other cultural opportunities. This unique renovated unit of 3366 sq. ft. on two levels is the largest in the complex. Enjoy the open floor plan that leads to your own private patio enhanced by lush landscaping and Jamaica Pond. The kitchen features lovely cabinetry, imported granite, and an exotic wood island. Adjacent is a cozy den with its own private balcony and an elegant master bedroom suite. The lower level has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a laundry room and storage. There are 2 tandem indoor garage spaces. Other amenities include a pool, tennis courts, library, exercise, billiard, and function rooms. Walking paths throughout the complex and along Jamaica Pond will keep you in shape and your pet healthy.

     

    46 Pond Street, Unit 2

    Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

    MLS Number 72323562

    Basic Information

    • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
    • Price: $1,679,000

    Wonderfully located on Pond Street near The Boat House, between Centre Street and The Jamaicaway, this beautiful three-bedroom, two and one-half bathroom Victorian-era condominium has undergone a gut renovation while retaining its period charm and character. With over 2,525 square feet of living space on two levels, this unit also provides gorgeous Pond views from interior rooms as well as a large front deck. There is excellent light throughout the residence. Other features include a well-appointed kitchen with Jenn-Air appliances, Goodman HVAC systems, central air-conditioning, basement storage, a garage parking space plus an outside parking space. This property is convenient to local shops, restaurants, parks, and the “T”. It is also within two blocks from a bus line servicing the Longwood Medical Area and Back Bay.

     

    19 Cheshire Street, Unit Right

    Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

    MLS Number 72372930

    Basic Information

    • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
    • Price: $1,495,000

    Last one remaining! Meticulous attention to detail and the highest level of craftsmanship define The Farmhouse Residences at 19 Cheshire Street. Located on a sleepy side street in Jamaica Plain, this new construction dwelling has been crafted to seamlessly meld modern amenities with classic farmhouse details + style. There are 3+ bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, dramatic spaces + a timeless design. Highlights include an open floorplan living area, tall ceilings, a magazine quality custom kitchen w/ inset cabinetry, quartz counters and Thermador professional appliances and beautiful bathrooms clad in tile b Jeff Lewis. Classic farmhouse details include beadboard + shiplap walls and ceilings, wide plank hickory flooring, period moldings and hardware by Emtek and Restoration Hardware. The basement is finished as a recreation space/4th bedroom. A full staircase leads to an unfinished attic. An 8' French door leads to a deck and fenced yard area. 1 garage + one surface parking. A must see!

     

    205 Chestnut Avenue, Unit R

    Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

    MLS Number 72388779

    Basic Information

    • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
    • Price: $1,475,000

    Suburban oasis in the heart of JP. Set back off of Chestnut Ave, this impeccably renovated single family is extremely private yet right in the mix of all the best of JP. This home has been lovingly restored and has all the modern conveniences of new construction along with its original charm and soul. Open plan chef's kitchen with granite counters and over-sized island, perfect entertaining space. High ceilings and gorgeous pine floors throughout. Living room with gas fireplace and bay window. Additional, side mudroom entry, separate formal dining, office and half bath complete the first floor. Original newel post and railing leads you to a second level with two additional bedrooms and full bath with tub in addition to a full master suite. Third level currently used for guests and children's playroom offers ample space for two additional rooms and or keep as open loft. All this and gorgeous landscaped yard, patio and deck. Located btw Stony Brook and Green St MBTA.

    Interested in any of these listings?

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    Additional Resources about Living in Jamaica Plain

    Best Websites to Follow for Local Boston News

    Stay in-the-know with these five Boston local websites

    If you're new to the Boston area, we'd like to wish you a warm welcome to the heart of New England! 

    We understand that it can be tough to get acquainted with new surroundings—especially if you're not from Massachusetts, let alone New England—so we've picked our top picks for local websites to help you learn more about your neighborhood. Whether you're looking for date night ideas or weekend activities for the entire family, these resources will serve you well:

     

    WickedLocal

    WickedLocal knows how to bring Boston-area residents the latest news on what's happening in communities across the state. Visit WickedLocal to find the site for your city or town in Massachusetts. 

    Boston Magazine

    Boston Magazine has been delivering chic lifestyle news to the Boston area since the 1960s. Readers will find current design trends, home entertaining tips, restaurant openings, new real estate developments, and local celebrity interviews. The annual Best of Boston awards show off the best Beantown has to offer in Food & Restaurants, Shopping, Services, Neighborhood Bests and more.  

    MassLive

    Want to know what's happening in Boston sports? Add MassLive to your shortlist for Boston media to follow. Bonus: MassLive also has two apps for News and the New England Patriots football team, available for both Apple and Android devices. 

    (P.S. If you're not sure where to watch games live downtown, we've put together a list of classic sports bars in Boston.)

     

    BostonCentral

    BostonCentral offers a comprehensive list of family-friendly happenings within the Boston area and beyond. You'll find helpful information such as "Boston Kids Activites," "Boston-Area Classes-Camps," "Boston Kids Shopping," and "Boston Parenting."  

     

    Patch

    The Patch's corporate structure has lost some of the local, personalized stories that used to be shared more often, but it is a great resource for important weather updates, road closures, transit cancellations etc. If you're hosting a local community event, Patch users are able to submit press releases and, if approved, will be shared on the website. Search within Patch in Massachusetts to find your city or town. 

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