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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and cheer as we celebrate with our loved ones. Warmest wishes from our homes to yours.

Featured Listing: 1+ Bed Penthouse Duplex with Private Terrace

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Exclusive Listing: 2 Earhart Street, Unit 923 – Cambridge

Offered at $825,000

Luxury and Modern Living Lifestyle at Northpoint Park’s “Sierra+Tango Condominium” – this penthouse duplex 1 bed plus a den/office, and 1.5 baths home includes 70 square feet of private terrace space facing north and overlooking NorthPoint Park; views show off Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Zakim Bridge. This large home with 1,009 square feet comes with 1 deeded “full-size” garage. There’s great closet space, from the large closet under the staircase to a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Floor to ceiling windows in both levels really lets the light in! Bamboo flooring on the main level, washer/dryer, carpet in bedroom and den/office upper level.

The monthly Cambridge condo fee includes: water, hot water, heat/AC, on-site weekday management, and guest parking. “Webpass by Google Fiber” Internet available in complex – 500 mbps for $60/month! Has 24-hour concierge. Lechmere T Green Line station in front, minutes to Galleria Mall, shops, restaurants, Logan Airport, all major highway access and more. WalkScore rated 83/100 “very walkable”, TransitScore Rated 88/100 “excellent transit”, and BikeScore Rated 96/100 “Biker’s Paradise”.

Listing Agent: Donrutai (Amy) Henderson, 617.519.1627, donrutai.amy.henderson@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on thisCambridge condo here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Cambridge

As one of the most sought-after places in greater Boston to reside, Cambridge has ample charm to go along with its history and intellectual fame. First established when America was still under British rule, it has aged so gracefully that its ivory towers and historical churches blend seamlessly with its thriving science and technology hubs. Combine all of these perks with easy access to the Hub of the Universe and Cambridge becomes a city almost unbeatable in its desirability.

Featured Rental: Posh Contemporary Condo in Cambridge

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Exclusive Listing: Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

 $2,700/month, Available September 1st

Experience condo living in Cambridge before buying a home with this centrally located two bedroom condo. With a sunny and spacious open layout, our latest listing on Massachusetts Avenue holds contemporary flair. Wood floors are throughout the condo, leading into the modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island. The living room has a  decorative fireplace as well as a balcony, for enjoyment both indoors and outdoors. Central air and heat, an updated bath, and laundry in the basement round out this gem of a find. One off-st parking spot is included in the rent. Take your pick of Porter Square amenities or Davis Square attractions – this condo is near both major squares. Easy access to the MBTA Red Line and multiple bus lines for streamlined transportation routes to all of Greater Boston.

To learn more about this Cambridge rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Cambridge

As one of the most sought-after places in greater Boston to reside, Cambridge has ample charm to go along with its history and intellectual fame. First established when America was still under British rule, it has aged so gracefully that its ivory towers and historical churches blend seamlessly with its thriving science and technology hubs. Cambridge is most distinguishable on a global scale for being the home of multiple top universities.

Steeped in colonial history, Cambridge is a hotbed of historical architecture. Additionally, their breadth of museums provide rotating exhibits and content for all ages to enjoy. Cambridge hosts a number of town squares, each with its own personality and mini-culture. Combine all of these perks with easy access to the Hub of the Universe and Cambridge becomes a city almost unbeatable in its desirability.

Want to see more rentals on and around Massachusetts Avenue? Check out the Cambridge rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Hidden Gem: “Arts on the Line” Glove Cycle

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“Glove Cycle” by Mags Harries

In 1984 The MBTA’s Porter Square Station opened in Cambridge and Glove Cycle was created as a part of the MBTA and the Cambridge Arts Council’s “Arts on the Line” program.

The installation was created by artist Mags Harries and consists of 54 separate bronze sculptures of gloves. The gloves are featured on a turnstile and in the space between the up and down escalators. Situated at the bottom of the escalators and on the inbound platform are smaller sections of the gloves. While more gloves are inserted in the floor of both platforms as well as the mezzanine.

Originally Harries considered creating bronze tree roots to appear on the walls and into the station. The concept was turned down by the architects of Porter Station since the station is one of the deepest underground stations and the architects did not want to bring attention to that fact. Harries’ next idea was to create a flock of sheep-shaped turnstiles. This concept never materialized as the snow from a blizzard in Boston began to melt. Harries began to find lost gloves appearing through the snow. “They were wet, compacted, squashed, – really beautiful.” These lost gloves gave her the idea for the “Glove Cycle”.

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Canal Park One of Boston’s Best Connected Buildings

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WiredScore, a building certification program, has just awarded over 80 building in and around Boston for their digital connectivity – one of which being Canal Park in Cambridge, which Biznow dubs “the ideal spot for STEM tenants seeking a range of services”.

The WiredScore survey reported that the single most important consideration for a good office space is a reliable Internet connection. Despite the crucial hold the online market has on businesses, many commercial buildings struggle to implement a dependable digital infrastructure and connection. With more than 75% of respondents ranking Internet access as “critically important,” it’s clear that offices must update and upgrade their technological prowess for the Digital Age.

1, 2, and 10 Canal Park in particular houses over 150 life science and technology companies, making homes close by an attractive choice for engineers and strategists. Looking for high-speed Internet connections and easy access to the Innovation Hub? Look no further than the properties available at 4-6 Canal Park, with skyline views, concierge services, and more to draw you in.

What is it like to live at Canal Park? Agent and Canal Park resident, Donrutai (Amy) Henderson, explains, “Right on the water overlooking Lechmere Canal with breathtaking views of the Boston skyline for units on higher floors (see the above photo). All units come with an outdoor space, either a balcony (or 2 in some units) or a large patio for first level units. Units on higher floors offer the perfect spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks! There is dedicated guest parking and garage parking for most units which is rare perk for city living! Gas cooking with outside venting which is desirable for those who like to cook. Adjacent to Boston for an easy commute to downtown! There are 3 T Stations (Green Line Lechmere across street, Red Line Kendall Square and Orange Line Bunker Hill Community College) nearby and you are just moments to major highways. If the patio or balcony isn’t enough the building backs up to the canal which is perfect for strolls on a nice day, shopping (CambridgeSide Galleria) and numerous options for dining (Cheesecake Factory. P.F. Chang’s, World of Beer, Dante, Bambara, etc). This well established community has many long time residents (10-20+ years), a 24 hour concierge, and on-site Management. Canal Park is city living at its finest!”

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6 Canal Park #606, Cambridge
Offered at $1,250,000

Waterfront home in Cambridge at Thomas Graves’ Landing Condominium. This beautifully renovated 2 bed, 2 bath condo on a high floor features a Private balcony and spectacular views of Boston skyline, Charles River and Lechmere Canal. This is the perfect spot for your next 4th of July party as you’ll have firework views! This floor through style home has 2 exposures: southwest and northeast.

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There are plenty of rentals available in the area as well:

4 Canal Park #511
$3,150/month

4 Canal Park #702
$3,300/month

6 Canal Park #308
$2,600/month

If you’d like to see any of the units for sale or rent please reach out to the listing agent:
Donrutai (Amy) Henderson at 617.519.1627 or donrutai.amy.henderson@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Rental: Pristine Three Bed in Cambridge

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Exclusive Listing – Gore Street, Cambridge

$3,250/month, Available April 1st

This apartment is the middle floor of a three unit building and has three large bedrooms, all with great closet space, a modern kitchen including a granite breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances, two full baths, a porch, in-unit laundry, central air, and one off-street parking space. Minutes to the green line, bus lines, and all the shopping & dining options available at the Cambridgeside Galleria.

To learn more, contact our rental department at:
617.332.1400 (Newton) 617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com

Check out the Gore Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Listing: Quintessential Home in Avon Hill

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21 Lancaster Street, Unit A – Avon Hill, Cambridge

Offered at $1,100,000

Quintessential Avon Hill location! Wonderful, chic and sun-splashed two-level condo with a private deck, yard (shared with top floor unit), and parking for 1 car! Exposed brick, open living room and dining room, fireplace, tall ceilings, oversized windows. Main floor library or 3rd bedroom with built-in bookcases. Eat-in-kitchen with slider to deck. Walk Score 93!

Learn more at 21lancasterunita.com

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.686.0981, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

Boston by the Numbers: Singles Edition

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If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, your best bet may be trying your luck in Boston.

Boston ranked in the top five in a recent nationwide survey, beating more high-profile cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. The WalletHub ranking surveyed 150 cities for the best places for single individuals, using such metrics as cost of living, number of attractions, and dating opportunities to narrow the list. Although Boston is an expensive area to live in, its wealth shines through in the countless events to attend and opportunities to take advantage of.

It’s no secret that Boston is one of the nation’s top places to live, and for good reason with its strong job market and high quality of living. US News and World Report commends Boston for its seamless blend of tradition and innovation, offering perks and amenities for all interests and ambitions. For singles especially, Boston’s restaurant and cultural scenes are unbeatable in both variety and quality: from heritage trails and museums, to film festivals and mouthwatering cuisine, there’s no other city with quite this much unfolding year-round.

If we’ve convinced you to move to Boston and find your other half, these five neighborhoods should be at the top of your list:

Brookline

The charming town of Brookline is hard to beat with its amenities, character and close proximity to Boston. From popular villages with great restaurants and shopping to grand homes in the shadow of The Country Club Brookline makes for a great place to live.

Single Population: 45%
Married Population: 45%
Gender Ratio: 45% male, 54% female


Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton Massachusetts is one of the most sought after communities in the Greater Boston Area.  Located minutes from Boston on the Mass. Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Single Population: 34%
Married Population: 55%
Gender Ratio: 46% male, 53% female


Jamaica Plain

Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

Single Population: 53%
Married Population: 33%
Gender Ratio: 45% male, 54% female


Cambridge

As one of the most sought-after places in greater Boston to reside, Cambridge has ample charm to go along with its history and intellectual fame. First established when America was still under British rule, it has aged so gracefully that its ivory towers and historical churches blend seamlessly with its thriving science and technology hubs. Combine all of these perks with easy access to the Hub of the Universe and Cambridge becomes a city almost unbeatable in its desirability.

Single Population: 56%
Married Population: 33%
Gender Ratio: 48% male, 51% female


Somerville

Named Best-Run City in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe, Somerville packs an urban-planning punch only two miles from the Boston city center. It’s won the All-American City Award three times since 1972 for its ideal walking and biking routes, and Cities throughout Massachusetts and New England look to become “the next Somerville” in terms of its roaring success in residential initiatives.

Single Population: 55%
Married Population: 33%
Gender Ratio: 49% male, 50% female

As the icing on the cake, eighty percent of Bostonians have attended college, so your significant other will be one smart, successful cookie.

Demographic information provided by point2homes.com.

EXPLORE: Living in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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As one of the most sought-after places in greater Boston to reside, Cambridge has ample charm to go along with its history and intellectual fame. First established when America was still under British rule, it has aged so gracefully that its ivory towers and historical churches blend seamlessly with its thriving science and technology hubs. Combine all of these perks with easy access to the Hub of the Universe and Cambridge becomes a city almost unbeatable in its desirability.

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Cambridge is most distinguishable on a global scale for being the home of multiple top universities. Harvard University, established a year after Cambridge itself, is America’s first established university and needs no further introduction at the top of the Ivy League and the world’s most prestigious institutions. Its intimate ties with Cambridge shines best with the ample amount of cultural, scientific, and artistic museums and events available to the public.

A mere five-minute subway ride from Harvard lies the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose specialties in STEM education has brought a slew of advancements for the world at large. MIT’s focus on innovation has left its mark on Cambridge in everything from its quirky architecture to proffered programs and collections available for viewing.

As if two of the most prominent educational institutions weren’t enough, Cambridge packs itself with more academic power in schools including Lesley University and Hult International Business School. This amount of college-educated professionals serves the greater Boston area well, securing its place as one of the most educated metro areas in the country.

Attractions

Steeped in colonial history, Cambridge is a hotbed of historical architecture with residences, churches, and other buildings that stretch back hundreds of years. Highlights include Christ Church on Garden Street, a National Historic Landmark, as well as the Longfellow House on Brattle Street, which served as headquarters for General George Washington before it housed one of America’s greatest poets.

Looking for something a bit more contemporary? There are low-cost events offered daily via Harvard and MIT. Lectures, film screenings, festivals, and more can be found unfolding throughout both campuses. Additionally, their breadth of museums – including the List Visual Arts Center, Harvard Art Museums, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History – provide rotating exhibits and content for all ages to enjoy.

Transportation

Cambridge has several transportation options for visitors and residents: the MBTA offers service on the Green Line, Red Line, and with multiple bus routes that crisscross the city. On the commuter rail, the Porter Square stop connects Cambridge with both Boston and its father western suburbs.

With one in every four Cambridge residents (or 24%) commuting to work on foot, the walking paths and infrastructure are incomparable. With paths along its many squares and the Charles River, it’s no wonder it was named the Best US City for Walking.

Dining and Shopping

It’s earned the nickname “The City of Squares” for a good reason: Cambridge hosts a number of town squares, each with its own personality and mini-culture. Lechmere Square is best known for the Galleria Mall and just steps away from the Museum of Science. Kendall Square, also home to the MIT campus, is known as “the most innovative square mile on the planet” due to the high concentration of start-ups it houses. In contrast, Harvard Square holds court as the historic center of Cambridge. For a square that boasts more ethnic restaurants and live music venues, Central Square is the official Culture District to flock to.

For every square there’s a particular gem that’s a must-visit for both natives and newcomers. Check out the Garment District in Kendall Square after eating at Catalyst. Celebrate your offbeat find from Harvard Square’s Black Ink with a cocktail from the Russell House Tavern. Savor some ice cream at Toscanini’s after picking up a book from Seven Stars in Central Square. No matter your preference, Cambridge has a restaurant and store that’s sure to be your favorite.

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The average price of a single family home is roughly $1.9 million, according to Trendgraphix, making it one of the most expensive markets in the Boston area. Due to its surplus of college students and young professionals, more than sixty five percent of Cambridge units are rented.

Cambridge real estate has historically been highly valued due to its proximity to prestigious universities and to downtown Boston. Its diverse community and extensive opportunities further cement it as a highly attractive location for real estate interests.

To learn more about Cambridge and see the latest listings in the area, click here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from our homes to yours!