Boston Real Estate Information
Boston Massachusetts real estate: The 589,141 people who
call Boston home love it because it has historic landmarks, museums,
sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations to fit every budget. It is
filled with history, culture and modern sophistication all at the same
time. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. that offers something
for everyone. It is also known for it's excellent educational facilities
like Harvard University, M.I.T., and Boston University.
Other Boston Neighborhoods:
Allston Real Estate
Allston today is a thriving mecca of activity. It was once home to stockyards,
slaughterhouses and meatpacking industries. Largely populated by students
and young families, Allston caters to the individual looking for something
different-and cheap. It's hard to turn a corner in this neighborhood
without running into a discount furniture or thrift store. Allston's
Harvard Ave. boasts everything from upscale eateries and pool halls
to local dives and mom-and-pop grocery stores. There's rarely a quiet
moment in this neighborhood-everyone from students to the elderly traverse
the streets of Allston through all hours of the day and night.
Beacon Hill Real Estate
The beacon on this hill that used to warn settlers about foreign invasions
is long gone, and today Beacon Hill is a close-knit community in a downtown
location. The neighborhood's cobblestone streets and brick rowhouses
directly border the Boston Common and the Public Garden, American's
first botanical garden. The gold leaf of the State House Rotunda adorns
the hill and shines across the Common. A great place for families, this
historic neighborhood is a blend of classic Boston architecture and
expansive green space. A warm community spirit is prevalent, especially
during the holiday season.
Brighton Real Estate
Brighton, like neighboring Allston, was home to agricultural plots and
stockyards in post-colonial days. The extension of street car lines
in the 1800s, however, encouraged residential growth, and soon houses
and apartments were built across the neighborhood. Unlike Allston today,
Brighton is fairly quiet, especially at night. The neighborhood, which
is primarily populated by graduate students, young professionals and
families, consists of an intricate network of streets lined with houses
and small apartment buildings. Local family businesses mix with national
chains of pharmacies and banks along Brighton's main drag, Washington
St, which runs straight through Brighton Center to Oak Square.
Brockton Real Estate
The city of Brockton is a majorurban community south of Boston. The
community prides itself on its diversity. Residents take special pride
in the sports hereos like Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
It is one of Boston's larger neighborhoods with almost 100,000 residents.
Brockton real estate offers many single family and multi-family homes.
Brookline Real Estate
Surrounded on three sides by Boston, Brookline is easily accessible
by the MBTA's C and D lines, as well as by bus or highway. A mixture
of thriving urban and quaint suburban life, Brookline offers upscale
shops and restaurants, mostly located in Coolidge Corner and Brookline
Village, as well as brick apartment buildings and beautiful wood houses.
The southwestern portion offers larger estates and a quiet, more affluent
setting. Mainly residential, Brookline resists a completely urban transformation,
though there has been recent commercial growth along its major thoroughfares.
Offering both public and private schools, Brookline also boasts historical
museums and National historic sites, including the birthplace of JFK.
Many recreational parks offer golf, hiking, and a variety of individual
and team sports.
Cambridge Real Estate
The proud home of both MIT and Harvard University, Cambridge is far
from being considered a "college town." The incredible diversity
of the shops, pubs, and restaurants of Harvard Square make it a desirable
place to live, via the Red Line's Kendall, Central, Harvard, Porter,
and Davis Square stops. More traditional shopping at the Cambridge Side
Galleria can be obtained by taking a short trip on the E Line to Lechmere.
The botanical, historical, and art museums are also popular places to
visit. The Fresh Pond neighborhood offers recreational activities such
as golf, tennis and boating on the Charles River. The river is also
home to the annual Head of the Charles, the largest crew regatta in
the world. Beyond Kendall and Harvard Square, the beautiful homes demonstrate
a thriving residential community.
Charlestown Real Estate
Charlestown is one of Boston's oldest and most historic neighborhoods.
Charlestown has a wide variety of rentals, renovated buildings as well
as newly constructed buildings throughout. The traditional home of employees
at the now-decommissioned Navy Yard, Charlestown has experienced a shift
in its population and industry. The Navy Yard, a national historic landmark,
has been converted to residential and office space, and an increasing
number of young professionals are joining the families who have lived
in the area for years. These newcomers are discovering Charlestown's
renovated rowhouses and its accessibility to downtown Boston and the
North End. Many residents walk to work in downtown or simply down to
the nearby waterfront, both of which are only five minutes away.
Roxbury Real Estate
A drive through Roxbury is both a history lesson and a tour of a modern
urban neighborhood. Many established businesses have their roots in
the Roxbury area. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston, Roxbury
has long thrived on its proximity to downtown while retaining its neighborhood
qualities. Home to a great number of parks, schools and churches, a
visitor can see Boston's history in the architecture and landmarks of
the neighborhood. At the same time, Roxbury is a thriving community
with a multitude of housing options (double- and triple-decker buildings
offering tremendous opportunities for lower rents and downtown convenience)
and a variety of ethnic shops.
South Boston Real Estate
South Boston's residents are famous in town for their love of and loyalty
for their neighborhood. Southie boasts miles of beaches and waterfront
parks that culminate in Castle Island. South Boston is densely populated
known for three deckers and rowhouses, there are single family
homes in the neighborhood too. All types of apartments and homes can
be found here, including terrific detailed multi-families and open air
lofts. It is also home to a great variety of bars and pubs and, more
recently has been the location for some new restaurants. Year round,
a visitor can find residents strolling up and down Broadway doing their
shopping and greeting their neighbors.