Featured Communities – Greater Boston Real Estate & Homes for Sale

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 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.

Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as the locals call it, is a classic "streetcar suburb" that has evolved into one of Boston's most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. This blend of cultures is reflected in local businesses, such as the many different restaurants which line Centre Street, one of its main thoroughfares. Residents and visitors enjoy walking, biking, and running along Jamaica Pond situated on the Jamaicaway, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace.

Belmont

The Town of Belmont is suburban community located in heart of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Known to longtime residents as “The Town of Homes”, Belmont is a primarily residential community located in close proximity to the region’s economic centers. Belmont is situated on Cambridge’s western border and is just 8 miles from Downtown Boston. Belmont is also bordered by Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, and Arlington.

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill has been recognized as an architecturally important and intact historic neighborhood. As a place name, Chestnut Hill includes portions of the City of Newton and Town of Brookline located near Route 9/Boylston Street, Boston College, and the border with the City of Boston. The Chestnut Hill Historic District includes residential portions of the village, while the commercial activities in Chestnut Hill are primarily the regional shopping malls on Route 9. The gardens of Chestnut Hill are a special delight. Although the original chestnut trees died in a blight at the turn of the century, copper beeches and rhododendrons have taken their place.

Cambridge

The city of Cambridge is part of the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. The city is best known for being the home of two world-class universities, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), located within just two miles of each other. Cambridge is bordered by the city of Boston, located on the other side of the Charles River just 3 miles to the southeast. The charming neighborhoods ("Squares") of Cambridge are rich in options for shopping, dining, and sightseeing, offering plenty of theatres, museums, and historic sites. Squares include: Central Square, Kendall Square, Harvard Square, Porter and Inman Squares.

Framingham

The Town of Framingham is a diverse community located in eastern Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston. Framingham is 197 miles from New York City. Framingham is the largest Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the hub of the Metro-West region. It is bordered by: Southborough and Marlborough on the west, Sherborn and Ashland on the south, Natick on the east, Wayland on the northeast and Sudbury on the north. Framingham has a unique blend of urban and rural qualities and offers excellent public services, a well-respected school system and a full-service community teaching hospital.

Natick

Natick, Massachusetts is 2 miles east of Framingham and 16 miles west of Boston. Nearby attractions include: Natick Historical Society, Sherwood Plaza, the Building Morse Institute Library, and the Medical Library Aladdins Castle. Some of the parks that offer entertainment and amusement facilities in the city are Memorial Field, Broadmoore and Audubon Reservation. One can also pay a visit to the attractive shopping centers like the Natick Mall Shopping Center, Cloverleaf Marketplace Shopping Center or the Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center.

Needham

The Town of Needham is located on rocky uplands within a loop of the Charles River, bordered by Wellesley on the west and northwest, Newton on the north and northeast, the West Roxbury section of Boston on the east, Dedham on the southeast and south, and Westwood and Dover on the south. Needham is 10 miles southwest of Boston, 29 miles east of Worcester, and about 208 miles from New York City.

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 has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. Newton 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 Newton Free Library is well respected as one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

Somerville

Somerville is a city located just two miles north of Boston. Somerville is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation. It is defined by its city squares, which help mark neighborhood boundaries while also featuring bustling businesses and entertainment centers. Among the most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square, and Magoun Square. Each offers a mix of ethnic restaurants, bars and shops and small businesses to fit every taste and occasion. Rich in both history and culture, the city houses numerous intriguing sites, businesses, and restaurants for every style.

Wellesley

Wellesley is located in eastern Massachusetts in Norfolk County. It's recognized as part of the Greater Boston area. Wellesley is home to the prestigious Wellesley College. Other attractions include the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the Alexandra Botanic Gardens and the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum.