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Featured Rental: 8 New Construction Luxury Townhomes in Fort Hill

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Exclusive Listing: Millmont and Lambert Street, Fort Hill

 $4,800/month, Available November 1st

Located in historic Fort Hill, these eight new construction townhouses are just about the best rental quality the neighborhood has ever seen. Laid out back to back on Lambert and Millmont streets, each three bedroom, two and a half bath unit has a deck off of the living room and their own private roof deck with spectacular views of the city. Other standout features include two car garages, gas fireplaces, beautiful kitchens with granite islands and stainless steel appliances (including a wine fridge!), gleaming wood floors, central air and heat, in-unit laundry, and lots and lots of closet/storage space.

Barely a mile to the South End, and only two miles to Fenway Park (and the Longwood Medical Area) these units are just about the best combination of size and quality you will ever see in the city of Boston! Within a half mile you can catch public transportation to Kenmore Square, Harvard Square, and Central Square. Easy access to other areas throughout the Boston area includes Coolidge Corner, the Longwood Medical Area, Forest Hills, Roslindale, Logan Airport, and the Green/Red/Blue subway lines.

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

About Life in Roxbury

Once a farming community, Roxbury is home to the historic Shirley Eustis House, the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. Today this neighborhood is undergoing a renaissance. Hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized the neighborhood’s Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas.

The dramatic transformation of Blue Hill Avenue from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district is one of former Mayor Menino’s proudest achievements. The Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade, which opened in 2005, celebrates the cultural richness of the community through the visual and performance arts.

Want to see more rentals on and around Millmont Street? Check out the Fort Hill rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Rental: Newton Centre Ranch House

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Exclusive Listing: Fairhaven Road, Newton

 $4,500/month, Available October 1st

This spacious architecturally designed ranch home sits on a wooded cul-de-sac in Newton Centre, with a .36-acre flat lot that is ready for move-in. This home has an open floor plan, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms upstairs with lots of light. Features include 2 stunning decorative stone fireplaces, wood beams and flooring, a large master suite with a sitting area, wood-burning stove, skylights, and a desk area. The lower level offers a spacious and private, direct-entry in-law apartment with 2 additional bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and tons of storage space.

This home has central air, a security system (for which the tenant must set up an account), a 2012 Buderus heating system, an updated electric panel, updated roof, and a choice landscaped lot with mature trees and flowering plants. The landscaping is taken care of by the owner. An attached two-car garage rounds out the spectacular amenities. Fairhaven Road is convenient to Newton’s top schools, shopping, and major thoroughfares.

To learn more about this Newton Centre rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: 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 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.

Want to see more rentals on and around Fairhaven Road? Check out the Newton Centre rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

September 1st Survival Guide

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If you’ve never been in Boston on September 1st, congratulations on avoiding what I’d call a circus except that would be a disservice to circuses! To say that the city is a chaotic mess is an understatement of epic (fail) proportions and if you can avoid it you should do so at all costs. This year the first is a Friday, which means the craziness may be less intense on THE day because some of the folks leaving the city started moving out as early as last Saturday and those coming from out of town with all their stuff will likely be spread out across the long weekend. What follows are some tips to make life easier for those of you who AREN’T moving…

  • If you live in a part of Greater Boston with on-street parking and you have a parking space on Thursday night, DON’T MOVE YOUR CAR UNTIL TUESDAY! There will be many, many moving vans and extra cars on the streets through the 5th of September, and if you give up an on-street spot, the odds of getting it (or any space near it) back are minimal. Also, when you park your car, think about doing so on a side street if possible. Yes, it may be a little further from your front door but all those extra cars on the main streets are likely to lead to a lot more dings and dents than usual.
  • Regardless of where you park, avoid driving in the city if you can. It’s the perfect storm of bad driving – people behind the wheel of vehicles (U-Haul’s, moving vans, trucks) they don’t usually drive navigating tricky neighborhoods  they aren’t familiar with – and you don’t want to be stuck behind them. Maybe take public transportation to work for a couple of days and think of it as an adventure!
  • Do your shopping now. While you may just need a few items, all these new people have entire kitchens, pantries, and dorm rooms to stock with food, drinks, and various household items, so supermarkets, Targets, CVS, and Walmart are likely to be overflowing with customers and light on inventory. Stock up now so you don’t have to do battle with someone who’s got two full carts.
  • If you are going out to eat over the long weekend you should stick to locally owned establishments. Again, there will be 10’s of thousands of new-to-the-city folks plus the friends and family that have come to town to help with the move, and those people are much more likely to go with national chain restaurants they are familiar with than the neighborhood places you already know are much better.
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  • Remember, it’s only this bad for the first weekend, and hopefully enough current Bostonian’s will leave town for Labor Day so as to at least somewhat offset the influx of newbies. Sure, traffic is going to be much worse with school back in session (and if you think driving is bad then, wait until the first snow of the season, which for some new Bostonian’s will be the first snow they’ve EVER driven in) but overall things settle down and people start to learn the ins and outs of the city and wrap their heads around the concept that cars in the rotary have the right of way.

This post was written by Al Norton, Rental Manager


Al NortonAl Norton is in his 14th year as the Rental Manager at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty and his 23rd year working in the Greater Boston housing market.
You can speak to Al at 617.699.3811 or al.norton@unlimitedsir.com

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.

Featured Rental: Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner – Brookline

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Exclusive Listing – Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner

Available Now, $2350/month

At over 900 sq.ft., this is one of the larger one bedroom rentals in Brookline, with a big living room, a separate dining room/office, a foyer that fits a table (the current tenant has the dining room as an office and a table in the foyer), and a really big bedroom. The unit has wood floors, plenty of closets, and high ceilings. There’s coin-op laundry in the basement and an off-street parking spot out back that’s included in the rent! Minutes to the green line, bus lines, and everything that Coolidge Corner has to offer, with all that makes Washington Square so popular the same distance in the other direction. The apartment is available for an August move-in, so you can avoid the craziness of September 1st.

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

About Life in Brookline

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. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more Brookline rentals? Visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Rental: One Bed at Brookline’s Cypress Lofts

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Exclusive Listing: Boylston Street – Brookline

 $2,750/month, Available September 1st

A huge one bedroom at Cypress Lofts, this condo offers multiple hard-to-come-by features: two garage parking spots, private outdoor space, and pet-friendly management! With beautiful wood floors throughout, the unit markedly totals over just under 1,110 square feet. The patio is just off of the living room for a serene outdoor experience. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances. In addition, this unit boasts high ceilings, central air, and in-unit laundry. The concierge building is minutes from the MBTA D line, with easy access to the Longwood Medical Area and Downtown Boston. All the new shopping, dining, and entertainment options that Chestnut Hill has to offer are close at hand.

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

About Life in Brookline

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. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more Brookline rentals? Check out the Boylston Street rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Rental: Enchanting Two Bedroom Near Jamaica Pond

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Exclusive Listing: Eliot Street – Jamaica Plain

$4000/month, Available September 1st

A unique opportunity to live across from Jamaica Pond and enjoy stunning views everyday. Gracious living and entertaining in this furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on two levels. Set in the former Children’s Museum complex, this unit is preserved with many historic and splendid details including crown molding, wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Contemporary renovated kitchen, grand living room with dining and study areas to either side and two bedrooms on lower level complete the living space. Newer kitchen and baths have ceramic tiled floors. A small storage room and in-unit laundry are included. A patio, with high fence for privacy, is adjacent to kitchen for a morning cafe. Close to the Arboretum, to Longwood Medical area, or Downtown Boston. Enjoy the Jamaica Plain restaurants, cafes, shops and parks. Near Franklin Park Golf and public transportation. There two parking spaces included in the rent.

To learn more about this Jamaica Plain 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

See the Eliot Street rental here or find other rentals on unlimitedsir.com

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.

Want to see more rentals in Jamaica Plain? Check out Jamaica Plain rentals here, or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Sophisticated 5 Bed Single Family Home in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: Clinton Road – Brookline

$9,500/month Available Mid-August to September 1st

Sophisticated Brookline Single Family residence for rent in the Runkle School district. Incomparable property with terrific light, flow, and detail, this 5000 + square foot house sits on a nearly half acre lot, including an incredible private, atypically large backyard that was reconfigured and is perfect for summer/spring barbecues and entertaining. Five full bedrooms plus two large offices, one with dividable guest room suite and four full bathrooms, plus two half bathrooms. There’s open chef’s eat-in-kitchen with perfect den/family area and a fireplace, a large dining room, and a spacious living room.  Attached 2-car garage plus two additional outdoor spots.  Close to all that Brookline has to offer including Green Line Train, Brookline High School, Maimonides, Shops, restaurants of Washington Square, Starbucks. Short distance to Runkle and Green Line.

To learn more about this Brookline 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

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. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

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

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.