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New Developments Along the Massachusetts Turnpike

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Land along the Massachusetts Turnpike is seeing a surge in new developments, especially within the Allston-Brighton area.

A major catalyst for the accelerating new construction is New Balance, the $40 billion shoe company that’s been at the forefront since the beginning. New Balance has been part of the Boston area since its founding in 1906 and the Allston-Brighton neighborhood since the 1980s. They submitted proposals in March 2012 for building a massive new complex on the same street as their old one, with over 250,000 square feet making up their corporate headquarters and 650,000 for additional office space along the Mass Pike. However, construction plans with New Balance didn’t stop with their HQ opening day in 2015; their new offices were only the beginning of a grand revitalization project that would see much more come to the area.

One of the most anticipated projects for Boston sports fans was the opening of the Warrior Ice Arena, a facility for the Boston Bruins to call home in the city. It serves as the training and practice facility for the Bruins and as a complex for college, high school, youth and amateur level hockey. When there isn’t a game scheduled, there’s skating, drop-in, and ice times open and available to the public, with over 600 spectator seats and parking to boot. Plans to build the Celtics training facility over the turnpike are already well on their way as well.

Both the new headquarters and ice arena are part of the bold Boston Landing project on Guest Street. Other impressive additions include a 175-room hotel over the Mass Pike, holding air rights over the highway that could make it similar to the overhanging Star Market in Newtonville. Although the Boston Landing Hotel has yet to be built, it could signal an overhaul of the neighborhoods alongside the Pike.

Already the city is taking note, adding infrastructure improvements to the neighborhoods best known for their diversity and high student populations. The new Boston Landing commuter rail stop on the Framingham/Worcester line opened last month, which is a service that this community has lacked since the 1960s when three rail stations had closed. This stop offers another option for commuting or otherwise getting into downtown Boston with ease.

The transportation development enables more residential development, an initiative sorely needed in Boston’s current housing shortage. Besides the Residences at Boston Landing, which will add almost 300 luxury apartment units, there are plans from The Michaels Organization to build a 262-unit residential complex nearby the new Boston Landing commuter rail stop. Closer to the city center are plans to build over the pike in Back Bay, which will potentially add another 300 or more,  condos and/or apartments. More towers are coming in Fenway and Back Bay, with hundreds more business and residential units in the works.

The success of Boston Landing could see a ripple effect in development throughout Boston in the coming years. Some very exciting growth is unfolding within the Hub.

 

Featured Rental: Novel Apartment Near the Mass Pike

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Exclusive Listing – Mansfield Street, Allston

$2,400/month, Available June 1st

The first floor of a two unit house on a tree lined residential side street, this sunny Allston rental is newly painted and is available for occupancy as soon as June 1st or as late as July 1st. Wood floors, two good sized bedrooms plus living and dining rooms and a study – lots of space! The two full baths have both been updated. Private back porch with a shared front porch, plus there’s a shared yard/patio, and laundry in the basement.

The rent includes two car (tandem) parking. Very easy access to the Mass Pike and Memorial Drive along with Harvard Square and Cambridgeport. Under a mile to Brighton’s Packards Corner and the Green Line, one mile to Harvard Business School, and just a couple of blocks to the Honan Branch of the Boston Public Library.

To learn more about this Allston rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Allston:

Allston is a radiant neighborhood best known for its student population, due to its proximity to many colleges and universities. In recent years, an influx of immigrants and young professionals has taken an increasingly active role in the neighborhood. This varied mix of people creates one of the most energetic and diverse populations in Boston.

Harvard Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, and Brighton Avenue host many ethnic restaurants and popular watering holes, such as Lulu’s on Cambridge Street and Dolphin Bay on Brighton Avenue. The Honan-Allston branch public library, named after the late Boston City Councilor Brian Honan, is a treasure of information and genuine resource for the entire community.

Want to see more rentals in Roslindale? Check out the Walter Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Sophisticated Roslindale Rental

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Exclusive Listing – Walter Street, Roslindale

$2,400/month, Available Now

This two bed, two bath apartment underwent recent renovations for an improved living experience. The Roslindale rental holds a strategic location, only minutes from all the shopping, dining, and public transportation options that Roslindale Village has to offer.

The kitchen includes gleaming wood floors, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Additionally, the rest of the apartment houses bay windows, high ceilings, and a great open layout. There’s in-unit laundry, a private porch, and one garage parking spot included.

To learn more about this Roslindale rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Roslindale:

Once considered a “garden suburb” of Boston, the neighborhood’s natural beauty attracts today’s residents of Roslindale. Locals walk and bike in the Arnold Arboretum, a 265-acre oasis part of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Many of the neighborhoods’ colonial homes are being converted into condos to accommodate 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.

Want to see more rentals in Roslindale? Check out the Walter Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Ideal Luxury Living in Newton Center

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Exclusive Listing – Cypress Street, Newton

$7,500/month, Available July 1st

One of the best rental properties you’ll ever see! This three level unit was renovated just over a year ago, so this near-2,500 square foot unit is in beautiful condition. Its gorgeous modern kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a deluxe island. The entry floor holds living and dining rooms, a half bath, and a private deck. The great master bedroom with master bath is on the main floor, along with three bedrooms and two full baths. A bonus family room is downstairs.

The rent includes one garage and two outdoor parking spaces for a total of three available parking spaces. Landlord pays for plowing, landscaping and normal maintenance. Other highlights include woods floors throughout, tiled bathrooms, new central heat and air conditioning, and a private garden. Steps to T and bus lines, schools, and stores and restaurants.

To learn more about this Newton Center rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Newton:

Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive “villages” loaded with classic New England charm. Most have pedestrian-friendly shopping districts, parks, and playgrounds. Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces.

Newton is frequently voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. The city also houses Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College. The Boston Marathon runs right through the City with Heartbreak Hill beginning next to City Hall. The well-known Newton Free Library is one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

Want to see more rentals in Newton? Check out the Cypress Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Savvy Studio in Coolidge Corner

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Exclusive Listing – Babcock Street, Brookline

$1,900/month, Available July 1st

The rare studio that actually qualifies as spacious – it holds more than enough room for separate bedroom, office, and living room areas. The airy balcony looks out to both leafy green space and the Boston skyline. There’s a big closet for your storage needs, and the kitchen is separate from the rest of the studio in its own room. The brand new central air/heat system is the answer you need to New England’s changing seasons. All the shopping and dining options that make Coolidge Corner such an in-demand place to live are but minutes from the front door, as are the MBTA subway and bus lines.

To learn more about this Coolidge Corner rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Brookline:

If Brookline, MA is on your radar as a potential place to live then it’s clear how much it has to offer for a quality lifestyle. In fact, a report conducted last year by Niche ranked Brookline as the best suburban community in the entire country based on livability. The high grade was based on things including safety, weather, schools, access to activities, jobs, transportation and housing.

The charming town of Brookline is hard to beat with its amenities, character and close proximity to Boston. As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. From popular villages to grand homes in the shadow of The Country Club, Brookline makes for a great place to live.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out the Babcock Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Renovated Four Bed Brickfront Ranch

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Exclusive Listing – Kendall Road, Newton

$4,800/month, Available July 1st

Outstanding home in a great neighborhood! Fantastic living space inside! Four bed, three bath brickfront ranch with a stunning cathedral ceiling family room and sliders to the brick patio and back yard. Living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with pantry, and dining room with glass pocket doors. Modern kitchen and bath, a great master suite, and a lower level with an au pair suite.

Also includes central A/C and four car parking, including an oversized two car garage with work area. Live in Newton close to Countryside, Brown & South schools. Renovated in the last 10 years, this single family house is minutes from both Newton Centre and all the great new shopping, dining, and entertainment options that Chestnut Hill has to offer. One small pet is okay with landlord approval.

To learn more about this Newton rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@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.  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. When it comes to eateries, Newton prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Want to see more and live in Newton? Check out the Kendall Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Beautifully Renovated Cape House

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Exclusive Listing – Laudholm Road, Newton

$5,000/month, Available August 1st

Exceptional Newton rental renovation! Classic Brick front Cape home in prime Cabot School location. There’s plenty of space with an attached 2 car garage plus additional driveway parking. Perfectly situated on a lovely side street, this home is unparalleled! From the landscaping design by Zen Associates to the exquisite kitchen featuring Alno Cabinetry, there is much to appreciate. Further kitchen amenities include Miele and Bosch Appliances, 5 Burner Gas Miele Cooktop with vented exhaust fan, Sub Zero Refrigerator, glass and onyx backsplash.

This home also offers Andersen Wood replacement windows throughout, a new family room with radiant heated slate floor, and great closets. The main water line was replaced in 2013, the main roof in 2012, and in the garage roof in 2010. There’s central air and heat, laundry, and an outdoor patio with a yard. Beautifully finished lower level. A breathtaking home to treasure.

To learn more about this Newton rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@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.  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. When it comes to eateries, Newton prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Want to see more? Check out the Laudholm Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Sunny Brookline Two Bed

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Exclusive Listing – Harvard Avenue, Brookline

$2,500/month, Available May 1st

This sunny, garden level apartment has two rather large bedrooms, both big enough for beds plus desk/office areas, and also offers an updated eat-in-kitchen and in-unit laundry. Living in Brookline has never been this splendid! Almost halfway between Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village, there is an abundance of dining, shopping, and entertainment options close by. Easy access to the Longwood Medical Area, T & bus lines, and multiple parks. Off-street parking is available for an additional cost.

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

Want to see more? Check out the Harvard Avenue rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: New Construction 3 Bed in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing – Washington Street, Jamaica Plain

$3,200/month, Available Now

Appealing amenities abound in this three bed, two and a half bath Jamaica Plain rental. This available duplex apartment totals over 1800 square feet of new construction living space, a contemporary and spacious abode in JP’s exemplary community. The interior space includes an open floor plan kitchen, living, and dining room, thoughtfully designed. Central air, in-unit laundry, and basement storage are further perks. Outdoor space includes a back deck for relaxing or entertaining and one off-street parking spot is included in the rent. There is easy access to the T and bus lines for a streamlined commute to Downtown Boston and other areas. Close to stores, restaurants, and green space.

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

Want to see more? Check out the Washington Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: High-Quality Brookline Two Bed

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Exclusive Listing – Harvard Avenue, Brookline

$3,100/month, Available July 1st

This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment has lots of detailed woodwork, wood floors throughout much of the unit, very high ceilings, and an abundance of charm. The master bedroom in this Brookline rental includes an en-suite bath for splendid convenience. There’s lots of closet/storage space, a fully applianced eat-in-kitchen, in-unit laundry, and a private back porch. Off-street rental parking is available behind the house. Less than 5 minutes to both Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village neighborhoods, with easy access to the Green Line T and bus lines plus the Longwood Medical Area.

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

Check out the Harvard Avenue rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.