Blog :: 08-2018

September Food Holidays and Where to Celebrate Them in Boston, MA

September in Boston will be wicked delicious

Now that school is back in session and most Boston residents are back in town from vacation, it's time to find more reasons to fall back in love with the city.

Food holidays may arguably be a social media fad or marketing ploy, but it doesn't mean that they aren't fun to participate in, anyway! Here's a look at what's on the calendar for September and how you can try some new restaurants or revisit some favorite Boston haunts #LoveWhereYouLive:

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 15: National Linguine Day

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

September 25: National Lobster Day

September 26: National Dumpling Day

September 28: National Drink Beer Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

  • Where to Go: Your local coffee shop!
  • Why?: Supporting small businesses in your neighborhood helps build a stronger local economy. Every dollar that you are able to spend locally goes back into investing in a better community. 

Apartments for Rent Located Near Boston Medical Center

Let Longwood Residential make your apartment rental search as painless as possible

According to The Boston Globe, there are nine hospitals and medical centers located between Cambridge and Boston, then there are an additional two dozen hospitals within the greater Boston area. The healthcare hub's draw for professionals, students, patients, and their families contributes to the competitive real estate market. 

To make it easy for our clients, we've identified several ideal neighborhoods for rentals in close proximity to Boston's medical center area:

  • Back Bay
  • Brookline
  • Fenway
  • Jamaica Plan

We've shared a variety of available apartment rentals in this blog post to showcase different locations, amenities, price-points and other features that are important to consider when choosing your Boston apartment rental. 

Back Bay: 1-bedroom apartments

257 Marlborough, Unit 8, Back Bay, Boston, Ma 02116

MLS Number 72379200

562 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

This perfect Back Bay one bedroom on coveted Marlborough Street comes fully furnished and is ready to be your home for the next year! Ideally situated on peaceful Marlborough Street this third floor apartment has a fully renovated kitchen with beautiful custom cabinetry. Spacious living room is centered around a fireplace and flanked by two windows. The bedroom is also generously sized and has an impressive walk-in closet. This brownstone condominium is professionally managed and meticulously maintained. If you've always wanted to know what Back Bay living was like, this is your opportunity to give it a try. Steps from shopping on Newbury Street, walking along the Esplanade, a stone's throw from Fenway Park and the Boston Garden the location can't be beat!

Back Bay: 2-bedroom apartments

7 Fairfield Street, Unit 2, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116

MLS Number 72369440

965 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

2nd Floor Walk Up. High Ceilings, Custom Cabinetry, W/D in unit, Renovated Kitchen with Sub Zero appliances. Great modern decor on one of the quietest and most scenic blocks in the Back Bay. Heat and Hot water included in rent. 

Brookline: 1-bedroom apartments

1454 Beacon, Unit 141, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446

MLS Number 72373104

700 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

Stunning one bed condo in desirable Coolidge Corner neighborhood! This home features an eat-in kitchen with built-in breakfast nook (with storage), sunlit bedroom and upgraded bathroom. The unit boasts beautiful refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, and extra storage with great decor upgrades such as a refurbished barn door. Enjoy your coffee on the common patio! Pet-friendly building, and also across the street from the T stop! Close to Coolidge Corner, Washington Square, public transportation, great restaurants, and all that Brookline has to offer! Parking can be rented at an additional charge.

Brookline: 2-bedroom apartments

36 Milton Road, Unit 1, Brookline Hills, Brookline, MA 02445

MLS Number 72370197

1,300 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

HEAT, HOT WATER, PARKING, AND SNOW REMOVAL ALL INCLUDED! This 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment in a 2-family home is located on a tree lined side street a few blocks to the Green D-line train, Lincoln Elementary School, Brookline High School, along with shop and restaurants in Brookline Village. The apartment features an entryway with double closets, a living room with a decorative fireplace and a bonus sun room/study/office adjacent to the living room. There is a formal dining room with built-in cabinets next to the recently updated kitchen. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, quartz counter tops and a partial island that makes a great breakfast bar/eat-in area. There are two large bedrooms with hardwood floors, one room has a walk-in closet. The bathroom has been recently updated with new light fixtures and a granite vanity. Share laundry is in the basement. Great location to walk/jog reservoir and Longwood Medical Area.

Fenway: 1-bedroom apartments

43 Westland Avenue, Unit 401, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366476

845 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Spacious open concept one bedroom, featuring 845 square feet of living space at the newly converted full service Symphony Court. one of the largest 1 bedrooms in the building. Oversized windows and high ceilings create abundant natural light in this spacious open floor plan. High end kitchen design includes sleek Ceasarstone countertops with breakfast bar, high end stainless steel appliances, and gas cooking. Symphony Court is a LEED Certified building. Building amenities include concierge, club room, fitness center, bike storage and common outdoor terrace. Rental parking available next door at Whole Foods.

Fenway: 2-bedroom apartments

114 Fenway, Unit 10, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366649

1,175 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

New listing! Front/Park facing & rarely available for rent! Sunny 2 bed featuring 16 sunny windows w/ sweeping views of the Back Bay Fens & Boston Skyline! This stunning turn of the century home has been meticulously resorted & features gleaming HW floors w/ cherry inlays, sand blasted/refinished original doors/moldings, vintage soaking tub, & brass hardware. While keeping it's Boston charm, renovations include a chef's kitchen with Viking range/hood, SS appliances, & granite counter tops. Other highlights include a polished marble bath, in-suite laundry, & custom window treatments. This flexible layout can work as both 2 bed w/ an elegant formal dining room or true 3 bed. Fenway's marquee building has many period details including a mahogany foyer, marble lobby, & common roof deck w/ amazing views! Available September 1st. The building has a strictly enforced "no more than two unrelated tenants" policy so please only 2 applicants unless rented by family members!

Jamaica Plain: 1-bedroom apartments

772 Centre, Unit 3, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72379193

700 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

A rare opportunity to live in central JP in a gorgeous top-floor unit, full of natural light. Walking distance to both Green and Forest Hills T stops, blocks away from the Arboretum and Jamaica Pond, as well as many excellent restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This updated condo offers an open layout, high efficiency appliances, recessed lighting, beautiful countertops, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout (with the exception of a marble-floored bathroom), with ample closet space and additional storage in the basement. One deeded direct access PARKING spot. Upper Front Porch, Stunning Front Garden, Shared Back Patio. Pet friendly.

Jamaica Plain: 2-bedroom apartments

202 Chestnut, Unit 2, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72376381

1,235 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Beautiful Italianate Mansard home on two levels. The first floor features a spacious sun filled living room, high ceilings, a half bath and an open UPDATED kitchen with dining area. Entertain outside on a large deck and lower private patio. The second floor features two bedrooms with skylights, full bath, laundry and storage. This unit is located between both Stoney Brook T Stations and Green Street, the SouthWest Corridor and has easy access to all the great shops and restaurants that Jamaica Plain offers. Located next to the private patio you will find TWO SIDE BY SIDE PARKING spaces! The entire unit is being freshly painted and new carpeting installed in both bedrooms.

Do you have more specific criteria that you would like to incorporate into your Boston apartment rental search? Contact us at Longwood Residential today and we will help you find the right apartment that fits your needs.

Massachusetts Named the Best U.S. State School System

Massachusetts earns the #1 ranking for Best U.S. State School System

WalletHub recently published another study, States with the Best & Worst School Systems in 2018. 

Massachusetts topped the list as the Best U.S. State School system (74.16 points). In addition to the highest average, the Bay State excelled in specific state rankings:

  • #1 Highest Math Test Score
  • #1 Highest Reading Test Score
  • #1 Highest Median ACT Score (tied with Connecticut)
  • #1 Lowest % of Threatened/Injured Students High School Students (tied with Oklahoma and Vermont)
  • #5 Lowest Bullying-Incidence Rate 

Other New England states who made the Top 10 Best State School Systems include Connecticut (#3), New Hampshire (#4), and Vermont (#5).

The methodology of the rankings was based on several factors categorized under Quality and Safety:

Quality (80 points)

  • Presence of Public Schools in “Top 700 Best U.S. Schools”: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Blue Ribbon Schools per Capita: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • High School Graduation Rate Among Low-Income Students: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Projected High School Graduation Rate Increase Between 2017-2018 and 2031-2032 School Years: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Dropout Rate: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Math Test Scores: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Reading Test Scores: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Share of 2017 High School Class Scoring “3” or Higher on Advanced Placement Exams: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Median SAT Score: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Median ACT Score: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Share of High School Graduates Who Completed ACT and/or SAT: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)

Safety (20 points)

  • Share of Threatened/Injured High School Students: Double Weight (~3.33 Points)
  • Share of High School Students Not Attending School Due to Safety Concerns: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of High School Students with Access to Illegal Drugs: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of High School Students Participating in Violence: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of Armed High School Students: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Number of School Shootings (1990-present (May 30, 2018)): Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Presence of Adopted and Enacted Laws Regulating Mandatory School Resource Officers: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Bullying Incidence Rate: Double Weight (~3.33 Points)
  • Disciplinary Incidence Rate: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Youth Incarceration Rate: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)

All rankings, sources, and notes on criteria may be found in the complete study.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report announced the top-ranking high schools in the United States. For Massachusetts, 20 high schools were awarded gold medals, 71 earned silver medals and 22 received bronze medals. The report also named the Top 10 High Schools in Massachusetts.

 

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