Guy Assetta

What Makes Us A Top South Boston Real Estate Agency

 

Two of the biggest assets a real estate agent can have are a thorough knowledge of current real estate trends and topics, and a deep knowledge of the local housing market. Those qualities are in evidence whenever you're talking with agents from Home Town Brokerage (HTB), each of whom is well-versed in the local market, and with the real estate industry in general. Of course, having a genuine interest in houses and in architecture is also a plus for someone in the industry, and that's another quality that each of the HTB agents has in large supply. 

Apart from the strictly professional qualities, some other excellent recommendations for a good real estate agent are the honesty and integrity which are appreciated by everyone they come in contact with. Buyers of homes, sellers of homes, professional colleagues, community leaders - all these individuals have a great deal of respect for real estate agents who can maintain their honesty and integrity while conducting business. It's not true of all professionals in the real estate business, but it's certainly true of the agents from Home Town Brokerage.

Home Town Brokerage agents

One of the things that sets Home Town Brokerage apart from the crowd is the outstanding group of agents who have brought their talents and knowledge of real estate to our company. It begins right at the top, where owner/agent Ryan Sullivan holds the dual distinctions of being a licensed real estate agent and licensed attorney. This gives him the unique perspective of being aware of many of the legal aspects associated with real estate, as well as the real estate issues themselves.

Guy Assetta is a Senior Broker in the firm, and was involved in the founding of Home Town Brokerage. His 17 years in the business of custom home-building and remodeling make him an ideal person to understand the nuances of the real estate business, and to represent the interests of clients wishing to buy or sell their homes.

Agents Peter Joseph Ascenzo and Sean Campbell have spent years in this area learning all the details about specific communities, which positions them ideally to serve as agents buying and selling residences in those communities. William F. Kane is a Certified Buyer's Agent who has more than a decade of experience in the Boston real estate market. A lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Kane has an exhaustive knowledge of Massachusetts communities, and has a strong connection to many of the landlords in the Boston area.

Understanding the appeal of South Boston

Another reason that Home Town Brokerage must be considered one of the top real estate agencies in South Boston is the keen awareness that all HTB agents have for the unique characteristics of South Boston. Each of our agents has a fond association with Southie, as it is known, and the long history and tradition which it has enjoyed in the region. Stretching south and east along the Fort Point Channel, and directly adjacent to Dorchester Bay, Southie also provides some fantastic views of Pleasure Bay.

HTB agents have carefully observed the growth and development of Southie over the past decade, and are aware of the steady influx of young professionals. This is no surprise, given the fact that the area offers so many amenities, and is also undergoing something of a boom time with regard to revitalization. A whole slew of building projects has been initiated in recent years, both for luxury buildings and for new business accommodations. Since it's also extremely easy to navigate to other parts of the city from Southie, it is the perfect place to settle down and take up residence for these young professionals and their families.

The area is also host to a number of terrific beaches, as well as some markets and waterfront parks, which attract both residents and tourists. The tremendous charm of South Boston has a great deal to offer to incoming professionals, and HTB agents are well aware of all the fantastic selling points which the area legitimately boasts of. Agents having this kind of knowledge are well-equipped to represent the area to incoming visitors and people considering a move to the Boston area.

A top real estate agency in South Boston

Any consideration of the effectiveness of real estate agents, including those working in the South Boston area, must also include a measure of their results. After all, a professional who is honest, committed, and knowledgeable might also be one who achieves very little. So, the last metric which characterizes Home Town Brokerage as an organization of distinction and achievement must be the results which it has achieved over the years. In virtually every neighborhood of South Boston, and in several other sections of the city as well, Home Town Brokerage agents have played a significant role in buying and selling some of the very finest homes on the market, far more than their fair share. The track record of HTB agents assures them a spot in the upper echelon of Boston-area real estate agents.

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    Guide to The Boston Harborwalk

     

    Boston is a great place to be in the summertime, and everyone in the city enjoys taking a trip down to the waterfront, which has so much to offer. The Boston Harborwalk is one of the most popular features along the waterfront, consisting of a walkway which extends from Charlestown all the way down to the Dorchester coast. It is nearly 50 miles long, and along the way there are myriad opportunities for lounging, for playing, enjoying good eats, and just appreciating some marvelous scenery. There are also public art displays, greenways, and even a few museums, so as to capture the attention of just about anyone who chooses to take even a short walk along the Harborwalk. Here are some of the highlights you can expect along the way, so you can choose which part of the Harborwalk you want to enjoy on any particular day.

     

    Charlestown

    In the Charlestown area of the Harborwalk, one of the most popular features is the US Navy Yard. Many a history buff has spent the entire day at the Navy Yard learning about all the history displayed there, and seeing for themselves some of the artifacts from this country's naval history. The USS Constitution, which is also known as Old Ironsides, is there on display, as well as a World War II destroyer ship, which can be explored by all. For anyone who is interested in examining maritime artifacts and art, you can pay a visit to the Boston Marine Society, which is also located in this area. Very near the Navy Yard, you'll find the Boston National Park, Shipyard Park, Paul Revere Park, and the City Square park. All of these will provide relaxing natural scenery, and in the case of Paul Revere Park and Shipyard Park, there are also great playgrounds available for your kids.

     

    Dorchester

    Along the Dorchester section of the Harborwalk, there are a tremendous number of recreational spots, as well as some great cultural opportunities. You'll be able to visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum which is situated on Columbia Point, where you can learn about his tenure in office. There are a number of large-scale outdoor sculptures to be seen at UMass Harborwalk. For just plain having fun outdoors, you'll appreciate Pope John Paul II Park which is situated on the Neponset River, or you can take a swim at Tenean Beach. This terrific waterfront area is one of Boston's best kept secrets, and includes a wonderful playground, picnic tables, and numerous water fountains to keep everyone cool.

     

    East Boston

    If you have kids, the East Boston section of the Harborwalk might be ideal for you, since it includes a number of playgrounds and water activities which children love in the summertime. In fact, the most kid-friendly location along the entire Harborwalk may be Constitution Beach, where you'll find a fun playground, plenty of picnic areas, and lifeguards on duty throughout the summer. The East Boston Greenway offers some beautiful walk paths and bike paths, as does Piers Park. At these two venues, there are also some splash pads that your kids will just love playing in on a hot summer day.

     

    The North End and Downtown

    As you might expect, the Downtown section of the Harborwalk is one of the most popular portions of that structure. The New England Aquarium is located along this stretch, as is the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, which has a spray fountain, a playground, and loads of space to relax and enjoy the scenery. When you're ready to get in out of the hot sun, you can visit the Boston Harbor Hotel and check out the collection of 90 Boston Harbor maps, which chronicle the changes undergone by the waterfront area between the 17th and 19th centuries.

     

    South Boston

    When you take a stroll along the South Boston section of the Harborwalk, you'll find miles of public beaches, as well as some working harbors and some delicious seafood restaurants. There are huge cruise ships to be seen along this section, as well as a number of fishermen trying their luck at catching their limit. There are plenty of swimming places, including Castle Island, Carson Beach, and the L and M Street Beaches. Your kids will love picnicking, swimming, and playing at any of these terrific venues, and the whole family can tour Castle Island, where historic Fort Independence is situated.

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      Are The St. Regis Residences On Sale Yet?

       

      Although the St. Regis Residences will not be completely finished until the year 2020, sales of these magnificent luxury condos are already underway, so you should act now to secure your unit. Located in the bustling Seaport District at 150 Seaport Blvd., The Residences are considered to be some of the most luxurious full-service residential accommodations in the entire city. Design of the St. Regis Residences has been handled by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and the construction is being managed by Cronin Development. The Residences provide a stark presence on the Boston city skyline, being constructed in the shape of the sails of a great, tall sailing ship. The interior design contains a continuation of that maritime theme, with a number of nautical references sprinkled throughout the entire building.

       

      What's included in The Residences

      When completely finished, the luxury condominiums of The St. Regis Residences will be 114 in number, and these will be distributed over 22 floors. Many of these units will have private outdoor spaces, which will allow occupants to unwind and relax, completely apart from the hustle and bustle of the city itself. Many units will also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, magnificent luxury bathrooms, and state-of-the-art kitchens and appliances. Fine dining will be available for residents on restaurants situated on the first floor, and the entire fourth floor will consist of amenities provided to occupants to enhance their lifestyles. There will be a workout facility, a spa, and even a golf simulator for those who are interested in sharpening their golf skills. There will also be a full-time concierge, as well as round-the-clock butler service for residents of The Residences. Garage parking will be available, and an owner's lounge will offer a relaxing area for residents to sip a cocktail and unwind from a day at the office, or from a hard workout in the lap pool or at the fitness center. With so many services provided to residents, life at The Residences will mostly consist of enjoying the beauty of the surroundings, as well as the fantastic modern amenities available in every unit.

       

      Pricing information

      Pricing information is already available for the luxury condominiums available at The St. Regis Residences, and these prices will remain in effect right through to completion time. For a one-bedroom condominium, the starting price would be $1.7 million, and for a one-plus bedroom condo, that starting price would rise to $2 million. For those moving into a condo with a partner, and having a two-bedroom requirement, the price of a luxury condo at The Residences would be $2.9 million. There are also larger-sized condos which might be appropriate for a small family, with three-bedroom accommodations priced at $6.75 million. All of these units, from the smallest to the largest, are outfitted with the most modern and convenient appliances, as well as stylish and decorative interiors. It will only take one tour through any of the condos to convince you that this is luxury living at its finest, and that it's the place you should be when living in the Boston area.

       

      The surroundings

      You could hardly pick a more exciting, more vibrant part of the city to live in than the Seaport District. Once a disreputable haven for seagoing individuals of all types, the Seaport District has undergone a complete facelift in the last two decades, and has now become one of the very most desirable sections of the city to live in and to work in. A great deal of development has been undertaken in the last 20 years, and the pace of that development has not abated even now. The St. Regis Residences are situated right at the waterfront, where you can literally take a seat on the pier, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Boston Harborwalk. There are nearly 50 miles of Harborwalk that you could enjoy, stretching from Charlestown all the way down to Dorchester. In that long expanse along the waterfront, you'll find every kind of recreational opportunity, along with cultural venues, numerous restaurants, and a number of places you can take your children to. There is literally no finer lifestyle available in the city, than in the area of the Seaport District occupied by the St. Regis Residences.

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        Upcoming Boston Seaport Developments

        There's no doubt that the city of Boston is in the midst of an unprecedented building boom, and there are a number of huge and spectacular projects already underway, which promise to help revitalize the city, and provide it with even more appeal than it already has. The Seaport District is an area of particular interest, with a great deal of attention being focused on constructing new luxury buildings where condominiums and apartments will be provided to fortunate tenants and buyers. Some of the most inspirational and awe-inspiring of these projects are identified below, some of which will be completed this year, and others which will see completion in the very near future. 

         

        Omni Boston Seaport Hotel 

        This project got underway in May of 2018, and will be the fourth-largest hotel in the city when finally completed. This is a $550 million project that will add 1,055 rooms on Summer Street, directly across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. There is a whole catalog of hotels currently being constructed in the city or which are planned for construction, and this one is the biggest.

        The Seaport District has long been identified as an area which is under-served by hospitality facilities, making it perfect as a location for the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel. The facility will be 21 stories high and will include 100,000 ft.² of event space and meeting space, with the largest hotel ballroom in the entire Seaport District. The Omni Inn will provide permanent jobs for between 700 and 1,000 Bostonians, making it one of the biggest employers of the area.

         

        88 Seaport

        This construction project will include 18 stories, with 400,000 ft.² of office space, and 60,000 ft.² available for retail enterprise. It is situated in a prime location, just a whisker away from the Financial District, as well as the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. This entire area is seeing a huge revitalization, after falling into disuse following World War II, and later becoming infamous for criminal activity and parking lots. All those negative connotations are long gone now, and the natural resources of the area are being exploited and enhanced by a number of spectacular construction projects, including 88 Seaport.

         

        NEMA Boston

        This project is situated at 399 Congress St., and is a 22-story building which will have 414 apartments available for residential occupancy. It is being developed by Crescent Heights, and is expected to be completed sometime during the year 2019.

         

        Waterside Place Phase 1B

        With construction currently underway at 501 Congress St., this project is scheduled to be completed sometime in the year 2020. When finished, it will offer 312 units for dwellers, and will rise 23 stories high above Congress Street. It will be an apartment tower with street-level retail offerings, along with 84 parking spaces, and altogether will include 345,000 ft.² of space.

         

        No. 9 Parcel K

        This project is underway at 315 Northern Ave., and is a combination hotel and residential building being developed by Lincoln Property Company. The expected completion date will be sometime in 2020, and when it's finished, it will offer 304 units to the public, in 12 stories. The Hyatt Place hotel inside will provide 294 rooms for travelers, and will offer tremendous views of the Seaport District for those passing through the area. Altogether, the project will embrace 500,000 ft.² of residential and hotel space.

         

        The St. Regis Residences

        Slated for completion sometime in 2020, this project is currently underway at 150 Seaport Blvd., and is a residential construction which will be 22 stories high. There will be 114 condominiums available for purchase when the project is completed, and there is no doubt they will quickly be snatched up, since this is a prime location in the city, and is considered to be one of its most dynamic sections

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          KPF Architecture at The Echelon Seaport

          The Echelon Seaport development is currently the largest ongoing construction project in the city of Boston, and when completed in the year 2020, it will represent the most spectacular luxury development ever initiated in the city. At that time, there will be 733 residential units available, with 448 of them being luxury condominiums. The development will also include 125,000 ft.² of restaurant space and a landscaped piazza sized at 19,000 ft.². There will also be at least 285 other apartments offered to the public for lodging.

          The buildings which comprise the Echelon development, will have a number of very appealing amenities and features which are sure to appeal to potential tenants and buyers. In addition to having a full-time doorman, concierge, garage parking, and valet parking, there will also be strong security in effect at all times, so that residents can feel safe at all hours. There will be three outdoor pools, a resident fitness center, a yoga studio, an indoor basketball court, a fire pit, a club level lounge, and private dining. When coupled with the most modern interior accompaniments, these luxury dwellings will provide all the comfort and enjoyment that any tenant could possibly ask for.

          On top of the spectacular construction techniques and the magnificent amenities, this development is situated ideally in the rapidly growing Seaport District of Boston. That puts it just a few steps away from the area's finest waterfront restaurants, Boston's financial district, and the beloved Harbor Walk. The architectural firm behind this magnificent project is Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), a firm which has developed some of the world's tallest towers and longest spans.

           

          Echelon Seaport

          There are two main residential towers featured in the Echelon Seaport development, which are cleverly designed to allow for the inclusion of 48 terraces across the residential apartments. A wide variety of materials and details have been built into the community structures, so as to evoke dynamism, yet to retain a unified character which identifies it as a superb modern neighborhood. 

          The overall design of the project has a strong commitment to community activity, with the main entrances of the towers facing an interior piazza, connecting them to a whole network of pedestrian walkways and streets between them. This was intentionally designed so as to encourage more foot traffic, and to allow for such activities as farmer's markets, volleyball games and tournaments, and ice-skating in the cooler season. The entire neighborhood includes a number of roof gardens, playgrounds, courtyards, and parks, adding to the beauty of the community and to the city of Boston as a whole.

           

          About KPF

          KPF architectural firm has projects all over the world, and some of these are among the most impressive and modernized developments in their respective countries. With offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, and Singapore, the company is truly global in its reach, and well-represented in terms of its major construction projects in the great cities of the world. 

          Well respected for their commitment to strengthening urban areas and promoting sustainable environments, KPF is also recognized as a firm that routinely achieves commercial success with their development strategies. Virtually every construction project undertaken by KPF has served to inspire the community where it is constructed, while also being a genuine reflection of that community spirit.

          The architectural firm works closely with clients to ensure that all the best features which exploit and enhance regional resources are taken into account. When fully completed, the Echelon Seaport development will represent another of KPF's finest achievements, and will undoubtedly become a fixture in the Boston landscape for decades to come

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            The Echelon Seaport Lifestyle

            Echelon Seaport

             

            The Echelon Seaport District is one of the most exciting initiatives underway in the entire city of Boston, Massachusetts. When this ultra-modern construction is completed, it will house a full 733 luxury condos and cooperatives which will be made available to the constantly swelling numbers of incoming municipal residents. Every aspect of these condos exudes luxury and fine living, and the location of these residences is in one of the most picturesque, iconic sections of a city which has a long and rich history in this country.

             

            The Seaport District

             

            The Echelon Seaport District is situated in a redeveloped and revitalized area of the South Boston waterfront, which is well favored with a number of upscale bars, hotels, and restaurants. Both residents and visitors to the area enjoy casual conversation and daytime refreshments at café tables along the Harborwalk. The enormous Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is located in this area, and summertime concerts are staged at Lawn on D, where there is also a generous area provided for outdoor games like ping-pong, bocce, and frisbee throwing. The Institute of Contemporary Art adds a touch of class and modernism to the region, with its appealing glass walls facing the harbor, and with the interior contents providing a fascinating glimpse into the art world for visitors.

             

            Condo features

             

            Each of the luxury condos housed at Echelon Seaport is equipped with private decks, terraces, and a spacious floor plan that will give residents the feeling of being in a royal palace. Residences also have oak wood floors installed throughout, with large open kitchen areas, and custom Italian cabinetry which looks more like artwork than a functional living utility. The luxury units are each provided with at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with higher-end units having three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The flexibility offered by these units means that a single person could be very comfortable living in one of these condos, or an entire family could easily be housed inside, with state-of-the-art living.

             

            Amenities

             

            The Club Level of Echelon Seaport offers a number of retail outlets as well as restaurants, so that residents can interact with people from the outside, while also enjoying the convenience of fine dining within the building. There is 19,000 ft.² of space which has been committed to developing a beautiful courtyard that provides walkways to each of the buildings, and which can be enjoyed and appreciated during warmer weather. Also on the Club Level, occupants will have access to a private dining room, a sumptuous fireplace lounge, and luxurious outdoor terraces which are equipped with grill stations and fire pits, all of which extend the living space of your condo.

             

            Fitness

             

            All residents will have access to one indoor swimming pool as well as two outdoor swimming pools, and to maintain wellness and fitness, there will also be a yoga studio, a golf simulator, and an indoor basketball court, so residents can exercise and maintain fitness. The facilities provided are truly state-of-the-art, and will be more than adequate to help all occupants maintain exactly the level of fitness they desire for themselves.

             

            Services


            In keeping with the luxury theme of the Echelon Seaport lifestyle, a number of essential services are provided to all occupants of the buildings. There will be a 24 x 7 concierge service, as well as full-time valet parking which all residents are entitled to. Doorman and porters will also be available to assist residents with building access, and with the transportation of any goods from place to place.

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              Residences Available at Echelon Seaport

               

              There's a major initiative underway to revitalize the Seaport District of Boston, Massachusetts, and one of the thrusts included in that initiative is to construct buildings which can be used for living and working in an ultra-modern setting. One of the most impressive construction efforts ongoing is that of the luxury condos and apartments available at Echelon Seaport.

               

              A total of 733 luxury units will be made available when construction has been completed, and these will be housed in a three-tower complex which rise up to various heights that will add significant visual appeal to the Boston skyline. Included in the living area is generous recreational space, a courtyard for relaxation, and several restaurants to facilitate public interaction. The new luxury condos and apartments will have private decks, swimming pools, terraces, and variably-sized spacious floor plans for incoming residents to select from. A sampling of the superb units available is described below.

               

              133 Seaport Boulevard, Unit PH 2C, Seaport District

               

              Featuring nearly 2600 ft.² of living area, this Echelon Seaport three-bedroom, four-bathroom palatial condo is available for a modest $5,768,700, with an estimated mortgage of $21,556 per month. It has a private terrace with expansive views of the southern and western skyline of Boston, and it faces east to the harbor area to take in views of the sea as well.

               

              Its marble bath looks very much like a spa, and the condo is equipped with a gas fireplace and rich, customized Italian cabinetry. The oak wood floors are prevalent throughout the condo, and occupants will have access to both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for fitness. Residents will enjoy 24×7 valet parking, as well as a full-time concierge attached to the building.

               

              133 Seaport Boulevard, Unit 708, Seaport District

               

              With three bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a study which can be used as a home office, this Echelon Seaport luxury condo boasts almost 1500 ft.² of living space, adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows facing Seaport Boulevard. Oak wood floors are installed throughout the condo, with a large kitchen and custom Italian cabinetry. Occupants will have access to two levels of restaurants in the building, with more than 50,000 ft.² of outdoor amenities as well as indoor offerings.

               

              At the Club Level, occupants will enjoy a private dining room, a fireplace lounge, outdoor terraces, and fire pits with grill stations that can be used for outdoor cooking, and to extend the living space of your condo. Enjoy 24×7 concierge service as well as valet parking, with full-time porters and doorman available to assist you as needed. Available at an affordable $2,350,000, this unit carries a $5,588 monthly mortgage, making it a steal at the price.

               

              133 Seaport Boulevard, Unit 1120, Seaport District

               

              For individuals seeking a somewhat smaller luxury condo, this Echelon Seaport gem is available at $1,995,000, or $7,403 per month as a mortgage payment. It has three bathrooms and two bedrooms, with wonderful sight lines of Seaport Boulevard and the outer harbor. Appliances are Thermador-integrated, and the marble bath takes on the appearance of a luxury spa. Rich, custom Italian cabinetry is prevalent throughout the open kitchen, to provide a feeling of spaciousness and luxury.

               

              For occupants who are concerned with wellness and fitness, there will be access to state-of-the-art exercise facilities, including a sports simulator, a yoga studio, and an indoor basketball court, as well as both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. As an extension of your living space, you can enjoy facilities provided at the Club Level, including a private dining room, a fireplace lounge, and grilling stations with fire pits, all designed to increase your available living space.

               

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                The Best Of The Best In South Boston Real Estate

                The Best In South Boston Real Estate

                 

                South Boston, or 'Southie' as residents refer to it, is divided into east and west sections by Broadway, which runs right down the middle of the region, and the entire area was the original home of Irish settlers who emigrated to this country in the 19th century. The area retains that Irish appeal, which is strongly in evidence around St. Patrick's Day.

                Improvements which have been made to the Boston Harbor has caused real estate values to skyrocket in South Boston, and all the modernization has attracted a whole slew of young professionals to the area. Much of Southie contains seaside locations, albeit with numerous paved pathways for recreation, and for touring all the sights and scenes in this wonderful neighborhood.

                 

                Living in luxury in South Boston  

                Of course, to best enjoy everything that South Boston has to offer, you will probably want to establish a terrific residence which you can call your own, and which can serve as the linchpin for all your activities in the area. At the end of a long workday, there's nothing more rewarding than to come home to a luxurious residence, and simply unwind to let all the cares and concerns of the day melt away, as you recharge your batteries. Such a fantastic residence is currently available at 150 West Broadway, Unit PH1, and at $1,499,999, it is practically a steal, when you consider everything it has to offer, and how happy it will make its owner.

                Built last year, this luxury condo still has a refreshing hint of new-ness about it, which you can experience in the 1,664 sq. ft. of living space provided. As a spectacular penthouse residence, it has breath-taking views of South Boston and the seaside, which you can take in whenever you're lounging about at your new residence. It has an open area which is ideal as a combined kitchen/dining/living area, and which includes superior high-end stainless steel appliances that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

                 

                Living area of the condo

                The countertops are comprised of 2.5" thick quartzite, and they have a large overhang so stools can be nestled up close to them, when you prefer that kind of dining experience. The living space is configured in the shape of an 'L', and it includes a dining section and a living area, with two separate decks that can be accessed from the living room. One of those decks is larger than the other, and is perfect for entertaining guests who wish to admire the city skyline.

                You'll really appreciate the huge walk-in closet in the master bedroom, which will make it very convenient for selecting your wardrobe for the day, without having to go through the hassle of cramped quarters. Luxury is evident everywhere in the bathroom, where marble tiles have been installed, along with double sinks and a rainfall shower head, that will make you want to spend extra time showering. Your laundry can be managed right within your condo, since the appliances are included for that purpose, and that convenience will save you from having to take laundry out for cleaning.

                Two deeded parking spaces are included in the list price, which will assure you of always having a place to park your vehicles, if you choose to drive around the city. There is an extra storage closet in the garage, so you can store your belongings there without having to rent extra space somewhere in the neighborhood. You'll also have access to the common roof deck, for those times when you simply want to relax and enjoy a high-level view of the charming South Boston area of the city.

                If you prefer to use the subway to navigate your way around the city, you'll have ready access to the Broadway T Station, which is just a few blocks away from this new luxury condo. From this station, you'll be able to get all around South Boston easily, without the need for a vehicle, so if either you or your partner prefers the subway to driving your own vehicle, this will be a choice you'll have. All things considered, this fantastic luxury condo  in South Boston is a bargain at the price, and will provide you with superb accommodations for as long as you choose to own it.

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                  Luxury Condos In South Boston Under $700k

                  Luxury Condos In South Boston Under $700k

                  There are an awful lot of great things about South Boston which would recommend it as a wonderful place to live, and to enjoy the community and its surroundings. Residents come to affectionately refer to the area as 'Southie', and quickly become assimilated into the fabric of society, which is a thriving area that includes great restaurants like The Maiden and the Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar, lots of boutiques and consignment shops such as Neatly Nested, some great places to work out like Peter Welch's Gym, and some world-class beaches, like those on Castle Island.

                  A great luxury condo

                  Of course, if you're going to live in Southie, you'll need a great place to take up residence, so you can really enjoy the whole experience to the max. All the wonderful shops, restaurants, and activities available in the area won't mean much to you, if you can't find the perfect place to live, which can serve as your base of operations and your retreat away from everything when you need to detach for awhile. As an example of some of the fantastic living areas available in Southie, consider the gem which is currently available at 182 Gold Street, Unit 4.

                  The list price for this fantastic luxury condo is $689,999, and if you were to take a tour of the place, we think you'd agree that it's worth every penny of that amount. It includes 843 sq. ft. with two bedrooms, one bath, and a roof deck which you can use to enjoy your leisure time outdoors. It features a large, spacious living room with a gas fireplace that you and your partner can cuddle up to on a cold winter evening. The sliding glass door opens up on to the outdoor deck, where you can survey the city below and enjoy beautiful vistas of South Boston, while taking in some sun and fresh air.

                  Interior amenities

                  You'll enjoy cooking in the white shaker kitchen, which is appointed beautifully with granite countertops, a marble backsplash, appliances which are all stainless steel, and a charming breakfast bar, which you can use to start each day off on the right foot. The two bedrooms are both queen-sized so as to accommodate two individuals, and the closets contained in each of the bedrooms are spacious enough to hold even the largest wardrobes.

                  The large bathroom is equipped with double sinks, in case you and your partner both want to wash at the same time, and there's a separate tub installed, so you can relax and enjoy a bubble bath when your muscles are aching, and you need to just sink into a pampering bath. The shower is a classy glass-tiled unit which will make you feel like you're showering in the most luxurious possible setting - which you would be.

                  This all-inclusive condo also includes laundry appliances, so you won't have to take your laundry out for cleaning, and can instead have it handled right at home, while you're doing something else. If you need extra storage space for your belongings, you'll be delighted to learn that there is additional storage available in the basement, which you will have full access to, and can store your possessions safely and conveniently.

                  When you need to get to work or to navigate around the city, you can simply walk a couple blocks to the Broadway T Station, and take the subway to wherever you're headed. Located at the corner of Dorchester and Broadway, this iconic station has been operating since 1917, and still serves residents of South Boston to provide safe and comfortable transportation. It's just one more reason to want to live in the neighborhood, and to appreciate the wonderful luxury condo at 182 Gold Street.

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                    South Boston: A Brief History

                    South Boston HIstory

                    South Boston has had a very colorful history, which extends far back into the origins of this country, and which has included a number of interesting twists and turns. From its beginnings as an Indian settlement to the modern day center of the great city of Boston, South Boston has enjoyed very exciting times, and is now home to a great many Bostonians. Most people who currently live in South Boston are probably unaware of its rich history, and the present discussion will hopefully provide a few points of interest to amend that.
                     

                    Early days of South Boston
                     

                    In 1630, the Pilgrims established a settlement known as Dorchester, which was located on a peninsula referred to by native inhabitants as Mattapan, and which was located somewhat south of modern-day Boston. By 1635, Rev. Richard Mather had arrived at the settlement of Dorchester, bringing with him about 100 followers, as well as 23 heifers and cows, eight mares, and three calves. Directly opposite Dorchester there was another peninsula so small in size that at high tide it was reduced to an island.

                    Records indicate that Dorchester inhabitants first came ashore on the beach which is now situated precisely in the area of K Street in South Boston. This tiny little peninsula eventually became known as Dorchester Neck, and remained the center referred to by natives as a Powwow Point, which was a very significant meeting place for their ceremonies as well as their burial ground. It appears that just before the pilgrims arrived in this region, the native population was totally decimated by a terrible plague which wiped out huge numbers.
                     

                    During Revolutionary times
                     

                    Anyone who remembers their Revolutionary history will recall that the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765, and imposed it on the colonies as a way of generating tax revenues which could be sent back to England. This act required that all colonists who had to print any kind of legal documents or publications, must affix an official embossed revenue stamp to the documents, in order to comply with the Stamp Act. A large volume of this hated stamped paper was stored at Castle William, which is the modern site of Fort Independence, located on Castle Island in South Boston.

                    After the Boston Massacre in 1770, two British regiments, the 14th and 29th, left Boston and retreated to the safety of Castle William. At the time of the Boston Tea Party in 1773, a number of loyalists sought refuge in Castle William, seeking to take advantage of its stout fortifications. When the British were forced to evacuate Boston in 1775 by the American rebels, they set fire to Castle William and all fortifications in the area, hoping to leave the colonists without fortifications.

                    However, most of these were competently repaired or renovated by American troops under the command of Lt. Col. Paul Revere. The date which the British were forced to evacuate on is considered George Washington's initial victory of the Revolutionary War, and is still considered an official holiday in Boston. That evacuation day is traditionally celebrated as March 17, which coincides with St. Patrick's Day. This of course means that all Southies have plenty to celebrate on March 17, and that's why it's one of the most highly anticipated dates of the year.
                     

                    South Boston in modern times
                     

                    A group of affluent (and very shrewd) Bostonians purchased a huge amount of property on Dorchester Neck in 1803, and in the following year the entire peninsula was annexed by the city of Boston. This included all 600 acres of the peninsula, which at that time was only populated by about 60 families. The investor group enhanced access to the area by constructing a toll bridge across the channel, and then set about planning the very well organized street grid which remains in place to the present day.

                    Then as now, Dorchester Street ran north to south, Broadway ran East to West, A Street through Q Street ran parallel to Dorchester Street, and first Street through Ninth Street were constructed to be parallel to Broadway. Prior to the annexation, lots which had sold for $400 an acre, immediately began selling for close to $5,000 an acre, and the legacy of modern South Boston was established.

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