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Featured Listing: Elegant Cabot Estate Duplex Unit

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Exclusive Listing: 241 Perkins Street, Unit C-202 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $699,000

Our latest listing is a Cabot Estate duplex unit in the elegant Atrium building! This corner unit is located on the second floor in an elevator building in a coveted area of JP. Its features include an open floor plan with a fireplace, deck, and walls of windows overlooking lush landscaped grounds. In the wintertime, enjoy gorgeous views of Jamaica Pond from the comfort of your home. The good sized kitchen opens to the living room and has a large pass through to the dining area, capturing beautiful views.

The lower level has two bedrooms, including a master bedroom with its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. Both bedrooms have French doors leading out to the private patio area. Includes deeded two-car tandem garage parking along with two ample deeded storage units. This special gated property is on 23 acres of gorgeous land bordering the town of Brookline and close to all the amenities of Jamaica Plain. It is also 1.6 miles to the Longwood Medical Area and approximately 5 miles to downtown Boston. A wonderful Jamaica Plain condo awaits!

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.939.7800, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain condo here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. 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.

2018 Niche School Rankings for Local Schools in Massachusetts

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Niche, a website for researching schools, recently released the 2018 rankings for the top schools in America*. There is no shortage of great schools in the state, with many of the best schools clustered in and around the Greater Boston area.

The cities with the most representation at the top include Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, and Wellesley – all of which have the additional bonus of close proximity to the attractions and learning opportunities of downtown Boston.

As a state known for its education, many other Massachusetts school districts have ranked highly in the US. We’ve broken down the numbers to highlight the best schools in in the state:

  • 2018 Best Public School Districts: The Wellesley, Lexington, Newton, Westford, Cambridge, Belmont, Weston, Brookline, and Wayland School Districts make up the top ten. All top ten MA public high schools rank in the top 100 on a national scale.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public High Schools: Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science, Lexington, Wellesley, Newton North, Boston Latin, Newton South, Brookline, Belmont, Weston, and the Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter High Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools: Edward W. Brooke Charter (East Boston), Brooke Charter (Roslindale), William Diamond (Lexington), Jonas Clarke (Lexington), Blanchard (Westford), Wayland, Winthrop L. Chenery (Belmont), F.A. Day (Newton), Wellesley, and Heath (Brookline) Middle Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public Elementary Schools: Edward W. Brooke Charter (East Boston), Brooke Charter (Roslindale), Maria Hastings (Lexington), Schofield (Wellesley), Mason Rice (Newton), Bowman (Lexington), Ward (Newton), Joseph Estabrook (Lexington), Heath (Brookline), and Day (Westford) Elementary Schools make up the top ten.

Many of our sales professionals work and live in the area and many of them have had or have children in the Massachusetts school systems. Looking to buy in this town? Contact us to learn more.

*The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. 

Featured Listing: Exquisite Luxury Newton Townhouses

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29-31 Oak Street – Newton

Offered at $839,000

Introducing two brand new exquisite Newton townhouses! Completely redone inside and out, these amazing luxury units feature 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, incomparable detail, finishes, and design. Savvy and sophisticated, every element, fixture and space was carefully designed and thought through to anticipate every buyer’s wants and needs. Quality craftsmanship, no detail overlooked, high ceilings, and terrific flow and space, these units are truly incomparable with great layouts.

The living room features gleaming hardwood floors, along with stacked stone surrounding the custom fireplace, that flows nicely into the dining area – leafy views from endless windows. The designer chef’s kitchen boasts an island, quartz counters, premium stainless steel appliances (with pot filler!), custom cabinets, and subway tile. The master suite features a to-die-for master bath with marble, double vanity, and rainfall shower. Second nice sized bedroom and ensuite bedroom are found on the third floor. Central air, two parking spaces, a mud room and private yard round out this dream home in Newton Upper Falls!

Listing Agent: The Chuck Silverston Team, 617.699.6234, chuck.silverston@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on these Newton townhouses here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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About life in Newton:

Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant suburban community. The “Garden City” is comprised of thirteen distinctive villages loaded with classic New England charm. Most have pedestrian-friendly shopping districts, parks, and playgrounds. Newton also houses the educational institutions Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College. The Newton Free Library is one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

Newton is nationally recognized for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be located in a city that has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in.

Featured Listing: Spectacular 2 Bed Condo at Cabot Estates

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241 Perkins Street, Unit C302 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $883,000

Spectacular 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit in an elevator building at Cabot Estates’ gated community. This Jamaica Plain condo features an eat-in-kitchen, in-unit laundry, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and two garage parking spaces. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an additional closet with custom built-ins. The expansive living room, which presently boasts a wood fireplace, also has a remote controlled electric fireplace insert that provides instant warmth during the winter months.

Enjoy cooking and eating in the kitchen which has granite counters, double wall oven, SubZero refrigerator/freezer and an extra built-in SubZero freezer. From the private balcony, you can capture the wonderful views of the Jamaica Pond in the winter while enjoying the serene tree-lined private yard in the summer. This is the only unit in the building that has its own storage room measuring 13’ x 17’, located on the 6th floor. Further amenities include on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse, and exercise room.

Listing Agent: Beverly Berman, 617.515.5744, beverly.berman@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain condo here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Jamaica Plain:

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. 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.

Featured Listing: Brick Front Ranch in Newton Centre

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43 Kendall Road – Newton

Offered at $899,000

An outstanding Newton ranch home in a prime location, 43 Kendall Road has a brick front with an attached 2 car garage. The open kitchen/dining room leads into a spectacular family room with a skylight and cathedral ceiling. Exit the French door slider to the tranquil patio and backyard. 4 bedrooms are all on one level. The master bedroom has its own bath. The living room boasts a fireplace and recessed lighting. Beautiful hardwood floors. The finished lower level includes a bathroom, laundry, a playroom, and an exercise room.

43 Kendall Road is close to MBTA bus and subway lines, with Route 9 just 0.3 miles from the front door. Dining and shopping options abound with your pick of establishments in Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, and Chestnut Hill. Enjoy close proximity to so many amenities while tucked away on a serene side street.

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.939.7800, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on Newton ranch home here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Newton:

Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant suburban community. The “Garden City” is comprised of thirteen distinctive villages loaded with classic New England charm. Most have pedestrian-friendly shopping districts, parks, and playgrounds. Newton also houses the educational institutions Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College. The Newton Free Library is one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

Newton is nationally recognized for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be located in a city that has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in.

Featured Listing: Savvy South End Condo with Thoughtful Detail

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7 Durham Street, Unit 2 – Boston’s South End

Offered at $1,500,000

This stunning 2 bed, 2 bath condo home is conveniently located between Back Bay and the South End and all that they both have to offer. The open living and dining room floor plan is expansive with gleaming hardwood throughout. A gas fireplace accents the living room while a deck is located right off of the dining area, where one can enjoy that morning cup of coffee or an after work cocktail. The fully applianced kitchen features beautiful cherry cabinetry and granite counters, and opens up to the rest of the home for grand entertaining.

The master bedroom is truly gracious in size and features high ceilings and a wonderful walk-in closet. The second bedroom has an en suite bathroom and features lovely built-ins, making this space perfect for a home office if so desired. Both bathrooms have been updated as well. Additional features include central air, storage, in-unit laundry, and deeded parking. Located in one of Boston’s most coveted neighborhoods, this home really is a must-see!

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this South End condo in Boston here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Boston’s South End neighborhood:

Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, the South End has become one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. It has attracted a diverse blend of young professionals and families to this Boston Landmark District. Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue, and Massachusetts Avenue are lined with renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes. Small business owners enjoy the amenities and support from the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Some of Boston’s finest restaurants, a thriving arts community, and nearly 30 parks all call the South End home.

Featured Listing: Stucco Colonial Single Family in Newton Highlands

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Exclusive Listing: 40 Chester Street – Newton

Offered at $1,299,000

A rare opportunity awaits the lucky new owner of this Newton Highlands beauty. First time on the market in 47 years! This home has been lovingly maintained and passionately landscaped with outstanding gardens surrounding the property. Enclosed porch entry welcomes you to this Arts and Crafts inspired Stucco Colonial with 3987 sq.ft. of living space. A giant living room with wood burning fireplace combines nicely with a large, cheery sun room for light-seeking greenery. Kitchen comes with large pantry PLUS a real butler’s pantry with working copper sink. Lots of nooks and built-ins with high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Finished 3rd floor could be used as a playroom or au pair suite. A large barn with heating system occupies one corner of the lot and offers eternal possibilities (buyers due diligence required). Endless and exciting possibilities for a new owner to explore!

Listing Agent: Martha Rollins, 617.653.4994, martha.rollins@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 40 Chester Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community. It’s comprised of thirteen distinctive “villages” loaded with classic New England charm. While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. The homes in Newton for sale are coveted and never last long in the market. When it comes to eateries, Newton Centre prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Featured Listing: Dreamy Cape Cod Style Single Family in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing: 44-C Burroughs Street – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $950,000

Dreamy setting tucked off of tree-lined Burroughs Street, centrally located in Jamaica Plain’s Pondside neighborhood. Well cared for 1960 Cape Cod style single family renovated 2011 – 2015. First floor flows from living room with wood burning fireplace to dining room through to sun splashed cook’s kitchen, stainless appliances and granite countertops, perfect for entertaining. Good sized bedroom/den and full bathroom. Second floor has 2 large bedrooms with ample closets and a full bathroom. Walk out of the kitchen to a fenced outdoor area, welcoming you to a private city oasis. Tree shaded patio perfect for grilling and lounging while surrounded by beautifully maintained landscaping. Keep your tools in the shed. Full basement with laundry and tons of storage. 2 unobstructed driveway parking spaces directly out front. Ideal location in the heart of JP Center, easy access to Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping all along bustling Centre Street.

Listing Agent: Josh Brett, 617.543.4185, josh.brett@unlimitedsir.com
Susan Scheele, 857.472.4653, susan.scheele@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 44 C-Burroughs Street here or visited unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. 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.

Featured Listing: Contemporary Single Family in Newton

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Exclusive Listing: 24 Puddingstone Lane – Newton

Offered at $2,895,000

This spacious, contemporary gem is located on a large, park-like lot with beautiful trees, gardens and greenery. This 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home is a smart blend of airy, open spaces and secluded getaways. If you like to entertain, indoors and outdoors, look no farther: A light-filled foyer leads to a living room with cathedral ceilings and a soaring, stone fireplace. The open-concept first floor features formal and informal dining areas, a family room with fireplace, an office, a guest suite with a full bath, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen with dual appliances and an oversized island. Located on its own mezzanine level, the master suite features a marbled bathroom with spa-tub, and a sitting room with bay windows and a conical ceiling. Off the family room is a stairway that goes to a rec. room with built-in AV system and movie screen with surround sound. This modern home boasts 400 amps and a heated, oversized 3-car garage. Only minutes to schools.

Listing Agent: Rose Cullen, 617.755.0932, rose.cullen@unlimitedsir.com
John Stark, 617.549.7681, john.stark@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 24 Puddingston Lane here or find other available homes unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community. It’s comprised of thirteen distinctive “villages” loaded with classic New England charm. While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. The homes in Newton for sale are coveted and never last long in the market. When it comes to eateries, Newton Centre prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Featured Listing: 2 Bed Condo Near Roslindale Village Centre

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Featured Listing: 67 Walter Street, Unit 2 – Roslindale

Offered at $469,000

Conveniently located near the Roslindale Village Centre and Arboretum, this condominium home is a must see. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit features an open floor concept that flows beautifully. The kitchen features beautiful cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar at which to enjoy the morning cup of coffee. There is also a porch right off of the kitchen on which to relax. Both bedrooms are graciously sized while the master features its own well appointed bathroom. The second bath is perfect for family and guests as well. Additional features include hardwood flooring throughout, central air, private storage, washer/dryer and a garage parking space. Located between Jamaica Plain and Roslindale with easy access to Boston, this home truly is a must see.

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 67 Walter Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Roslindale

Once considered a “garden suburb” of Boston, today’s residents of Roslindale are still attracted to the neighborhood’s natural beauty. Locals walk and bike in the Arnold Arboretum, a 265-acre oasis that is part of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Many of the neighborhoods’ large colonial homes are being converted into condos to accommodate the influx of young professionals and families. Roslindale Village is the city’s original Main Street district and now one of the city’s most vibrant, featuring several bistros, unique shops, and wireless Internet access. The MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail provide commuters with easy access to downtown.