South Boston Real Estate

The Amazon Effect On South Boston Real Estate

You've likely heard by now that Amazon will be leasing office space overlooking the Seaport’s future Harbor Square. Online marketplace giant Amazon has been trying to get into the South Boston real estate scene for some time now, and they're striking while the iron is hot. The Seaport District is where they are negotiating to lease 430,000 square feet of space scheduled to undergo design review this month on the 17-story office, says Boston Business Journal.

The architect for the project is Gensler San Francisco and the landscape architect is James Corner Field Operations of New York. Their goal, according to reports, is to harness emotions that are authentic, human-focused and memorable as they embrace their integrative design concept. They are to present their design to the Boston Civic Design Commission this month.

While the ink is barely dry on their announcement from May 1, speculation is already running wild on what this addition will do to the city in general and the South Boston real estate market in particular. With prices already sky high with the addition of several luxury condos throughout the Seaport, many are wondering what the fallout -- good and bad -- will be from the so-called Amazon effect. Amazon has the ability to attract other companies also looking to tap into that talent. As a result, they build offices and retail spaces in that immediate area in order to reap the benefits; however, supply starts to become a challenge.

Take Seattle, for instance. Amazon occupies more office space in that city than the next 40 largest employers in Seattle combined, points out Fortune. Rent has increased exponentially in neighborhoods that have the biggest influx of Amazon workers -- in fact, 65 percent faster over the past five years. Overall, Seattle rental prices have increased by 50 percent and home values doubled since Amazon started out their flagship operation there as a book seller in the middle 1990s.

Amazon is also looking to increase its reach in Vancouver, boosting the workforce there five-fold to 5,000 by the year 2022. This is great for business but not so great for those looking to buy a home in the area. Vancouver's market is already strained, with a supply of available rentals sitting below one percent for the last three years, with the price of a standard home rising 91 percent in just 10 years.

The Details

In the new Seaport building, Amazon plans to employ about 2,000 people, with this lease filling the planned building to capacity. Its location on Seaport Square Parcel L4 sits on the corner of Autumn Lane and East Service Road. It will feature 81,000 square feet of retail space and amenities on the first two floors.

Construction is set to begin by the end of the year, with full completion by 2021. Amazon has an option to lease more space across Harbor Square on Seaport Square Parcel L5, situated on the corner of Congress St. and Boston Wharf Rd. This option will expire at the end of 2020, prompting Amazon to add at least 2,000 more people to its workforce.

Don't get confused by Amazon’s Seaport office. This has nothing to do with the company’s high-profile search for a second headquarters. As of now, Boston is only one out of 20 finalists.

Contact Home Town Brokerage to learn more about Seaport’s future Harbor Square at 617-877-1479 or email us at info@htbrealty.com

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    What it's Like to Work With The South Boston Realtors at Home Town Brokerage

    Personalized service...focused knowledge of the local real estate market...friendly and personal approach. These are all things to love about Home Town Brokerage. Real estate agents who are responsive and put the needs of clients above all else? That's what you'll get with the team at Home Town Brokerage, specializing in buying and selling of South Boston real estate. Led by Guy Assetta, Home Town Brokerage provides a seamless transition from selling an existing home to investing in a brand new one. Your new home, neighborhood and community should be the perfect match. We can help make that connection happen.

    Starting Out

    When looking for a real estate agent, you want someone with their finger on the pulse of the local market. That's for sure. But you also want someone who is likable, approachable and easy to work with. A friendly and relatable real estate agent makes your home selling or buying journey more positive and enjoyable. Guy Assetta brings more than 17 years of experience to the table when it comes to the custom home building and remodeling industry. Early on in his career, he bought his first three-family in Southie which he promptly converted into a high-quality and modern condo fetching top prices. Over those next few years, he remodeled and converted many more buildings into condominiums. In 2009, he went into business with Ryan Sullivan, founding Home Town Brokerage to market and sell their own projects.

    A Well-Rounded Team

    Ryan has been a real estate broker since 2009, as well as a licensed attorney since 2003. With these dual specialties, he brings a deep understanding of the many issues affecting real estate, the legal process and land development. He frequently works with developers to convert multi-family units into condominiums and marketing them for sale. The rest of the team features diverse educational and work backgrounds in an effort to best serve the wide range of clientele we boast. In fact, we are committed to a "team" approach that ensures our clients are happy, well-informed and comfortable with our services.

    At Home Town Brokerage, we know there's a real need for buyers to have trusted guidance in their search for a new home. We know how stressful, confusing and scary this whole process can be -- especially if this is your first time. That's why we give you peace of mind by being accessible when you need us, even if it's to run something by us or just ask a question.

    Reviews

    Here are some of the things our clients have said about us:

    • Our knowledge of Southie is extremely valuable.
    • We go above and beyond for our clients.
    • We are easy to talk to and get a hold of.
    • We are professional and knowledgeable.
    • We give honest, helpful advice each step of the way with no pressure.
    • We are effective communicators.
    • We treat our clients with respect.

    To find out for yourself why you should partner with Home Town Brokerage, contact us at 617-877-1479.

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      Real Estate Market Trends for South Boston

      The rising price of South Boston real estate is luring in all sorts of buyers from all over the area. More and more people are looking to stick closer to Boston for the convenience of it all, yet they still can't afford the prices that homes and condos command in the prime areas. As a result, South Boston real estate is witnessing a boom of epic proportions, one it really hasn't seen in, well, ever. That's why we're seeing South Boston condos for sale with higher price tags than anyone would have thought to cater to before.

      Those high prices do come with some pretty nice perks, though. From state of the art appliances and amenities to access to on-site restaurants and gyms, these aren't your run of the mill condos. The Boston Globe points out that South Boston is seeing an unprecedented influx of median single-family home prices of $680,000 and condo prices of $632,000, a 70 percent surge in just seven years. Consider that the median price of a condo is $790,000 up 16 percent from last year and climbing toward $2 million for luxury full-service buildings.

      Why Such a Demand?

      What's accompanying this upward trend? Well, the unemployment rate is about 16 percent lower than the national average and the per capita income is 60 percent higher than the national average...this makes Southie a desirable place to set up shop and raise a family. South Boston condos are commanding a cool $700,000, well over those seen in Allston and East Boston at $422,000 and $416,00 respectively. People aren't looking to stray too far from Boston proper. North Reading, Wilmington and Tewksbury are just too far out for them. Quincy is expensive in its own right, and short of living right over the line in New Hampshire (where the prices are fairly cheap), the ideal option is to stay right here in Southie.

      The location is great, thanks to that city feel and plenty of eateries, fitness centers, coffee joints and retail spaces to keep you occupied. Buying a luxury condo means you get a guaranteed parking space or two -- which are in short supply in the city anyway. Plus, you don't have to even leave the property to hit the gym, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy some green space. Let's take a look at some premier properties in South Boston that prove our point.

      Luxury Condos Selling Fast

      150 West Broadway, forming the cornerstone of location and design, is comprised of 24 high-end condos, plenty of on-site parking spaces, an elevator and common terrace. On track to be finished this year, these condos are all about natural light with a variety of layouts available in one, two and three bedrooms. You get cavernous ceiling heights and over-sized windows, garage parking, a common outdoor roof deck, marble and porcelain tile bathrooms, Grohe plumbing fixtures, Jenn-Air appliances and white shaker cabinets in the kitchen, and open layouts throughout. Here are a few other must-see features:

      • Oak flooring
      • Oversized windows and sliders
      • Quartz countertops and custom kitchen cabinets
      • Glass tile backsplash
      • Private outdoor balcony for many units
      • Garage parking for one to two vehicles

      It sits just two blocks from the Red Line T, so you can easily commute to Cambridge or other areas. You're close to the Seaport District and the South End, as well as new restaurants, and a Whole Foods market. Fun fact: Guy Assetta of Home Town Brokerage has all the listings in this building. Call him now to find out more!

      100 A Street is also new to the area, a six-story luxury condo featuring spacious units, space for a coffee shop or cafe, and a parking garage. This luxury condo has nine units spanning six stories, zoned for commercial usage. You'll find a five-car parking lift as well, with a convenient option of eight more spaces to rent out from a nearby garage.

      The land used to be the site of Williams Tavern and My Diner and has both common and private roof decks. This is the latest in a string of changes to this area of A Street, such as the State Street Building, 900-space car garage, and the development of 69 A, says Caught in Southie.

      The Surrounding Area

      Southie has long been known for its history, character and thriving arts community run by many working local artists. The area is also known for its many pizza places, diners, coffee shops, restaurants, retail spaces and more. The nearby beaches are a big draw in the summer, especially Curley Community Center's family-friendly shores. Mayor Walsh has set aside part of the budget for much-needed upgrades to South Boston in the years to come, including paving many streets, tackling an overhaul of Medal of Honor Park, and making renovations to many other community parks, according to Boston.gov.

      Property values in this area are among the highest you'll find, depending on the size, style and level of luxury you want. In addition, the price tag shoots up if the property is considered waterfront or not. Because the market is favoring sellers right now, it's not uncommon to see condos in South Boston listed for less than 30 days on the market -- the majority in less than a week. Bottom line? Interested buyers can't rest on their laurels or make big demands. They need to prepare to offer something fast, and not just at asking. Many are going well above asking, with some even opting to waive the inspection to snag the South Boston condos for sale that they have their eye on.

      To get in on this growing real estate trend in South Boston, contact Home Town Brokerage at 617-877-1479 or fill out our online form for a speedy reply. Or, you can search any property you like in South Boston or any of its neighborhoods, from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill.


       

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        How to Find The Perfect Home in South Boston

        House hunting is a very personal, intimate process for home buyers. We have helped countless people buy homes in our neck of the woods, and we can absolutely say that it is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in life. Incidentally, each city and neighborhood has its own set of unique challenges and rewards. Take South Boston, for example. There are a lot of unique things to consider when buying a home in South Boston. South Boston has undergone a tremendous change in the past 20 years. With new construction, city-sponsored revitalization projects, and migration, the landscape of South Boston looks quite different than it looked 20 years ago. With these changes come new inventory and sweeping trends in the South Boston housing market.  As we dig deeper into these factors we’ll show you exactly how to find the perfect home in South Boston.

        How Much House Can You Afford?

        The first step in finding the perfect home in South Boston or any neighborhood for that matter is determining your budget. We stress that our clients go into the home buying process with the ability to make sound financial decisions as it relates to their buying power. Knowing what your limits are can help you identify homes that fit within your individual comfort level and needs. The average price of a home in South Boston currently sits between $700,000 and $800,000. That’s not to say you can’t find something cheaper. It just gives you an idea of what to expect when looking for a home in South Boston. Take a look at our mortgage calculator, to get an estimate of what your monthly mortgage payments will be by plugging in a few numbers. This will give you a rough idea of what your monthly payments might be, based on the list price of a house.

        Do you Know the Lay of the Land?

        The other thing to note about buying a home in South Boston is knowing the general area, who lives here, and what’s so great about the area. Once a predominantly Irish Catholic neighborhood, but now home to young professionals and families, South Boston has the perfect combo of character and luxury.  South Boston, affectionately known by us locals as Southie, is a densely populated neighborhood full of history and tradition. From the panoramic views of Pleasure Bay to the new vibrant scene of bustling hotels, restaurants, and local shops, Southie has become a highly sought after neighborhood attracting diversity, business, and flare.

        Additionally, this area has caught the eye of condominium developers, which significantly increases the available inventory in Southie. There are a number of new construction condo projects such as 150 West Broadway, 527 East Broadway, and 11 on the Dot, to name a few, currently under development in South Boston. This trend of luxury condos and mixed-use work-live spaces is sweeping the nation, of which South Boston is at the forefront.

        How Quickly Can You Act?

        Although, new construction condos have significantly increased inventory in the market, homes in the South Boston neighborhood are going fast. The average number of days on the market for currently listed homes in South Boston is under two months. We recommend having a knowledgeable agent to help keep a pulse on trends and current inventory so that you’ll be notified of new homes matching your unique tastes. It’s important to have an idea of what you want as well.

        What does South Boston offer?

        In addition to luxury condos, converted condos, and new construction, Southie also has a large selection of older traditional homes as well. The ever-evolving and trendy west side of South Boston, for example, consists of traditional triple-decker style homes with an average of 1800 square feet, large bedrooms, and sizable living spaces. As we mentioned earlier, Southie is a wealth of history and the homes are here to prove it.

        South Boston is full of variety and continues to grow. If current trends are any indication of what’s to come in the future, the Southie neighborhood will be quite the scene! And we’ll be here for every bit of it. If you’re interested in buying a home in South Boston, we can help. Get in touch with one of our agents to set up a few showings. We’ll educate you on all there is to know about this amazing neighborhood and get you into your dream home.

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          History of South Boston Real Estate

          As real estate professionals in South Boston with decades of experience, we can tell you that time knows no boundaries. We’ve seen ups and downs in the housing market in Boston but one thing is for sure, home prices are steadily rising. It’s really interesting to look back through the history pages and see the difference between what homes sold for historically compared to now. All across the country, you’ll find this pattern perpetuating in every industry and the housing market is no different. Take a look with us down memory lane.

          About South Boston

          South Boston, a neighborhood the locals affectionately called Southie is a beautifully quaint community centered neighborhood close to downtown Boston. What was once a home for Irish Catholic immigrants, South Boston is now a densely populated neighborhood full of history and tradition along the south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abuts Dorchester Bay. South Boston features panoramic views of Pleasure Bay. South Boston is becoming more and more popular among young professionals and families due to the number of amenities in the neighborhood as well as the proximity to the rest of the city as well as the numerous revitalization efforts that have been underway. Real estate in Southie has seen an increase in price over the last several years. Remaining true to its roots, South Boston has a rich Irish Catholic heritage and is home to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which celebrates the Irish-American culture. South Boston is home to Dorchester Heights, a National Park. Fort Point in Southie is a hub for the arts community. There are also several popular beaches in Southie as well as waterfront parks and organic markets.

          Rich in History

          The historical significance of the area dates back to the late 1700s when  George Washington placed a cannon on the fields in what was known at the time as Dorchester Heights which forced an evacuation of British troops from Boston. One interesting thing of note about South Boston is that some of the oldest public housing in the United States can be found here.  Although you wouldn’t know it now from the various redevelopment projects currently in the works, South Boston was heavily populated by middle-class families. Now as we make way for new construction condos, remodeling older homes, and major construction projects, we’ve seen major shifts in the neighborhood including our skyline, the population, and the business community.

          Hike In Home Values

          Because of these many changes, home prices have steadily increased. In fact, within the last year, home prices in South Boston have increased by as much as 8%. The average home price in South Boston today is nearly $700,000. Based on trends from the past few years, we can only expect to see more increase. For example, we wouldn’t be surprised if average home sales reach a record $750,000 in South Boston by late 2019. This is a striking difference from what homes were selling for in 1940. Statewide homes were selling for $39,000 back in the mid-1900s. What a huge difference? Inflation can’t take all the responsibility for this great disparity though. Homes were much smaller back then and as we mentioned earlier, most residents of South Boston were middle-class working immigrants.


          It’s no secret that the housing market can change at a moment’s notice. It is our job to keep a pulse on this ever-changing market to provide you with the best customized and informative service as we can. If you’re interested in hearing more about homes in South Boston, get in touch. We’d love to show you around.

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            Current Real Estate Picture in South Boston

            If you’re looking for a home in South Boston, now is the time to make your move! The real estate market in South Boston is thriving. You can find everything from new construction condos, remodeled condos, to single family dwellings all in South Boston. In addition to a bountiful housing inventory, the area itself has a lot to offer. The historical significance of the area, the artsy vibes, its proximity to downtown along with convenient access to public transportation combine to make the perfect spot to call home.

            Homes for sale in South Boston MA are great for both young professionals and families. The neighborhood has a strong sense of community and “Southie Pride” is always on full display. South Boston features panoramic views of Pleasure Bay. This wonderful area is becoming more and more popular among young professionals and families due to the number of amenities in the neighborhood as well as the proximity to the rest of the city as well as the numerous revitalization efforts that have been underway. It’s no wonder homes for sale in South Boston MA are in such high demand.

            South Boston real estate mostly consists of traditional, triple-decker homes, a portion of which have been recently converted into condominiums. There have also been newer, luxury residential projects popping up, such as the Lofts at 36A, the Signal Lofts, and the Macallen. There is truly something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a single-family home, an upscale condo or a trendy loft, homes for sale in South Boston MA offer plenty of options to meet the needs of various budget levels. Home prices range from $229,900 to $1,700,000. Home sizes range from 456 square feet to 3,295 square feet.

             

            Realtors in South Boston: Connecting You With Homes and Condos

             

            There are many properties currently on the market in South Boston that are sure to please. For example, 505 E Broadway is one of our favorites!  This single family home boasts large mahogany doors, marble fireplace mantles, detailed glass, 11-foot ceilings, a grand staircase and living quarters for your butler or maid. Also, take in the gorgeous city views of Downtown Boston from the third-floor windows and a beautiful walk in the attic. This building also features 6 parking spaces located in the rear of the building.  This is a great opportunity for a buyer that either wants to develop this extraordinary large single-family property or keep it as is and restore this beautiful Victorian to its original state.

            Another pristine property located in South Boston is 351 W Second Street. This remarkable unit is a corner penthouse with parking! It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, oak flooring, HVAC, in-unit laundry, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, great closet space, 1 deeded parking space, and amazing city views. It’s also very close to Broadway shops, public transportation, and Seaport District. A new storage locker was just built for all your odds and ends! This home offers a unique amount of privacy and style for South Boston. Enjoy having your car directly behind your building on cold days. Association is pet-friendly! The professionally managed association makes life a breeze. A true gem in the heart of South Boston.

            These are just a few of our favorite properties in South Boston. But there are many more. If you’re interested in seeing a list of available properties in South Boston head on over to our search tool and view all the amazing properties currently on the market. South Boston homes have got it all. There’s so much community spirit because it’s such a great place to call home. The area has a sense of pride and diversity. If you would like more information on South Boston real estate, please contact us today!  Home Town Brokerage's team of Boston real estate agents is unparalleled in expertise and commitment to serving buyer and sellers in the area. As our name suggests, our agents live, work and play in this historic city. Home Town Brokerage is located in South Boston and we have our fingers on the pulse of the local real estate market - from homes in the South End to luxury buildings in the Seaport, our Boston realtors take great pride in connecting clients with the perfect residence.

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              Why South Boston is a Great Place to Raise a Family

              Looking for a neighborhood in Boston to raise a family? There are so many factors at play when it comes to deciding what neighborhood to raise a family in such as proximity to other families, schooling, activities, security, and more. Additionally, whatever neighborhood you choose also has to meet your own personal preferences as well as your spouse’s when applicable as well. Putting all of these factors together, it’s safe to say this decision can be a tricky one. Luckily, Boston has plenty of great areas to choose from and in this post, we’ll share why the South Boston neighborhood could be a great place to raise a family.

               

              South Boston, also known as Southie, is a densely populated neighborhood full of history and tradition along the south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abuts Dorchester Bay. One of our favorite areas of South Boston is amid the panoramic views of Pleasure Bay. But that’s not all. South Boston has a plethora of family recreational areas perfect for a day out with the family, a picnic, or fun activities on the water safe for the entire family. For example, you could take a stroll on Castle Island or do an excursion at M Street Playground. If you’re looking to splurge and spend some adult time away from the kids, you could take advantage of the drop-off babysitting and swim classes for kids at The Boston Athletic Club. There are many family-friendly activities and areas you could choose from in South Boston.

               

              South Boston is known for great schools! Of the 9 schools located in South Boston, Perry K-8 School is one of the best with a rating of 4. As part of the Boston School District, public schools in South Boston feature high-quality education, top educators in the nation, and a host of activities to keep students engaged all year long.

               

              Safety and Security is a must when it comes to raising a family. It’s imperative to feel safe in a home and in your neighborhood. One of the things we love about South Boston is it’s low crime rates. According to Niche.com, South Boston scores a B when it comes to criminal activity compared with neighborhoods in the nation. South Boston is generally a safe environment to live in and raise a family.


              With a host of community service organizations, arts and science programs, fitness activities, and kid-friendly environments, and it’s convenient proximity to downtown Boston, South Boston definitely appeals to young families of diverse backgrounds. That’s part of what makes South Boston so special. For an area to so rich in history, have ample housing, and full of so many wonderful areas of family-friendly recreational opportunities it’s hard not to at least take a look. If you’re interested in looking at properties in South Boston, give us a call. Home Town Brokerage's team of Boston real estate agents is unparalleled in expertise and commitment to serving buyer and sellers in the area. As our name suggests, our agents live, work and play in this historic city. Home Town Brokerage is located in South Boston and we have our fingers on the pulse the local real estate market - from homes in the South End to luxury buildings in the Seaport, our Boston realtors take great pride in connecting clients with the perfect residence. We’d be happy to show you around this beautiful area.

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                South Boston's Most Luxurious Properties For Sale

                When you're looking for luxury accommodations in South Boston, you already know that the location is going to be ideal, and that you're going to have some fantastic choices available to you. To make sure that your new dwelling includes absolutely everything you want and need in a residence, your best bet is to work with the real estate specialists from Home Town Brokerage, all of whom are extremely familiar with the area, and can show you the very best possibilities.

                Some of the most luxurious and the most beautiful dwellings in all of South Boston are now being listed by Home Town Brokerage, some of which are single-family dwellings and others which are listed as condos or co-ops for the right buyer. Two of the most spectacular of these listings are summarized below, and if any of them should pique your interest, by all means, contact Home Town Brokerage to inquire further about the residence of your choice.

                191 West 8th Street, Unit 5, South Boston

                This residence is available as a condo or co-op and is listed at $875,000, which is a bargain at $3,485 monthly. It comes with 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms, as well as convenient neighborhood parking for your vehicle. Newly constructed in 2015, this gem has all the luxurious perks you could want in a high-end residence, to pamper its occupants and make you want to stay inside all the time. The kitchen comes loaded with high-quality Thermador appliances, a 6-burner stove, a separate vented stove hood, a large island in the kitchen, and quartz countertops with waterfall edges.

                There's a stunning fireplace in the living room which you and your loved one can gather around on a chilly evening, as well as a huge living area in the combined living room/dining room. Lots of interior lighting brighten the place up tremendously, and surround sound in-ceiling speakers can provide atmospheric music to accommodate any mood you might happen to be in. A private outdoor deck makes entertainment with guests easy, or it can provide a nice getaway from everything else going on in your busy life.

                You'll love the master suite, with its customized walk-in closet that has endless space for your wardrobe, and the pebble shower floor with glass shower doors will make washing a pleasure rather than a necessity. The second bedroom is very large and comfortable, with an accompanying large bath, and there is additional storage available in the unfinished basement. All in all, this is one honey of a residence, perfect for one or two people.

                893 East 2nd Street, South Boston's City Point  

                If you enjoy luxury living, this is the place for you! Listed at $1,850,000, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom masterpiece was constructed in 2016 and includes a whopping 2,603 sq. ft. of living space for its occupants. A family with children will love the finished playroom, where kids can romp about for hours at a time in their own little world. Every aspect of this luxury townhome speak to exquisite attention to detail and craftsmanship, and all its features were designed with luxury living in mind.

                The gourmet kitchen includes a separate wine refrigerator, as well as the finest Wolf double oven, 5-burner Wolf stovetop, sub-zero refrigerator, and under-counter microwave. An island in the center of the kitchen has a 2.5" thick countertop for extra durable performance during food preparation, and there's plenty of room available when you're creating even the busiest holiday treats. An extra large living room with a wonderfully appealing fireplace can provide warmth and beauty while you're relaxing on the sofa during the cold season.

                With three separate levels to this dwelling, you'll have more space and more privacy than you ever thought possible. On the first floor, you'll love the outdoor kitchen for special entertainment events, on the second floor there will be two large bedrooms along with a full marble-tiled bath, and the entire third floor is taken up by the luxurious master suite. This huge bedroom can accommodate a king-sized bed, as well as a whole separate area for seating, a custom walk-in closet, a bath with a marble shower tiles, a soaking tub, and a private patio.

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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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                    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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