Monday, December 5, 2011

Lexington, Massachusetts Community Tour - Lexington, Massachusetts is a historic town in Middlesex County. Originally settled nearly four centuries ago, the town is most famous as the site of the opening shots of the American Revolution. Today, Lexington is an affluent community that prides itself on the beauty of town land, the safety of its residents and the excellence of its public school system. The town has numerous parks, conservation lands, museums and libraries that provide exceptional opportunities for recreational and cultural activities.

The town was first settled as a part of Cambridge in 1642. Incorporated separately in 1713, the community saw light industrial development in the succeeding decades but remained predominantly agricultural in nature throughout the colonial period.

On the morning of April 19th, 1775, Lexington entered our nation's history when the British Army marched into town and were met by a local militia. Assembled by General Thomas Gage under the orders of British Secretary of State William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, the British "redcoats" intended to capture and destroy a store of military supplies belonging to a rebel colonial militia. Rebel leaders had already received word of the Earl's instructions from sources in London, so the store of arms was removed from Concord and distributed to neighboring community. When the British troops arrived in town, a party of 77 militiamen emerged from Buckman Tavern to confront them, and amidst the ensuing confusion shots were fired on both sides. Eight colonists were killed, but a larger rebel force had already assembled in Concord, and once word of the fatalities reached nearby towns their ranks quickly swelled. At the North Bridge in Concord, several hundred militiamen fought and defeated three companies of the King's troops.

Today, the town commemorates the historic battle on Patriot's Day each April, with a reenactment of Paul Revere's ride and the battle itself drawing large crowds perennially. The town remains a popular tourist destination, with the historic landmarks of Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern and the Hancock-Clarke House all lovingly maintained by the historical society.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Boston's Neighborhoods: The North End - The North End is Boston’s oldest residential neighborhood.  Settled in the 1630’s, today it is known as Boston’s ”Little Italy” for its large Italian-American community.  But the history-rich enclave has been home for many cultures.  Originally home to some of Boston’s wealthiest residents, followed by the first community of African-Americans made up of freed and escaped slaves, the Irish during the last 1800’s, subsequently a center for Jewish life and then in the early 1900’s the North End became home to a large Italian-American community.  The elevated Central Artery, constructed in the 1950’, divided the North End from the rest of the city.  With the completion of the Big Dig, the North End has been reconnected to the city with the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway.   Best traveled by foot, locals and tourists alike flock to its authentic Italian restaurants and annual festivals celebrating its patron saints.History abounds; visit the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church and the ancient Copp's Hill Burying Ground with grave sites dating back to the 17th century.  The Freedom Trail passes through the North End. North Station and the TD Garden (home to the Celtics and Bruins) is a short walk away.

For all your real estate needs in Boston's North End, visit Marsh Properties.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Video of 11 Clubhouse Way | Sutton, Massachusetts Golf Course Real estate & homes -  Large Augusta model positioned in a spectacular location overlooking the 8th and 9th holes at Pleasant Valley CC * This thoughtfully designed Villa showcases soaring ceilings that allows for tremendous amounts of natural light * The main living area boasts a spacious master suite, his and her walk-in closets & a sumptuous master bath * Designer kitchen cabinets and high end appliances * The 2nd floor living area offers bedroom, bonus rm or additional guest room * Numerous custom appointments *

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Video of 4 Goldenrod Court | Grafton, Massachusetts real estate & homes - Just like new! * Plus only $120.00 condo fee! * New roof in 2009, new skylites, new exterior paint, new appliances, new kitchen countertops, new bathroom fixtures * Pergo flooring, new Berber carpeting * One car garage * Large living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 good size bedrooms * Great small private complex * Excellent commuter location! It's just like buying new construction.

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Video of Squannacook Hill | Groton, Massachusetts real estate & homes - Welcome to Squannacook Hill, a new development of eighteen brand new quality built townhomes in the picturesque village of West Groton, Massachusetts. With prices starting at just $ 229,900 you can enjoy luxury living without the luxury price!  These new homes feature open concept floor plans with premium finishes that include Armstrong maple cabinetry with granite countertops, Frigidaire Stainless Steel appliances, hardwood stairs and ceramic tiled kitchen and bath floors. Built to meet Energy Star standards and backed by an industry best 10 year warranty; you’ll enjoy years of low cost homeownership in these brand new homes. We have partnered with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to offer many affordable finance options including FHA loans and USDA loans which offer up to 100% financing with low interest rates. Long considered one of the most desirable Massachusetts suburbs, Groton is located just 45 miles from Boston and is home to the nationally known Groton School and Lawrence Academy. Groton is the quintessential New England town with a charming town center and picturesque hillsides and colonial architecture. You’ll enjoy the character and peacefulness of this community yet you’ll be within a short commute of Boston, the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont.  You’ll enjoy a terrific lifestyle and an unbeatable value when you make Squanacook Hill your new home. Call or visit us today to learn more!

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Video of 182 Center | Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire real estate & homes - Ideal for a home/office.Plenty of parking!This home was the first hotel in Wolfeboro called "The Oaks". Built in 1870, it has been lovingly restored with many modern updates but in keeping with the historic integrity. It is replete with marble fireplaces, ornate woodwork,front-to-back foyer with double living rooms, formal dining room, sun porch with view of Crescent Lake, 4 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen with marble counters, and a double sided stone fireplace to the family area. Also included with the property is a 2 bedroom apartment located above the garage with a great rental history that could help offset your mortgage. In addition to all this, there is an in-law apartment waiting to be completed (the bedroom and bath are done). The home sits majestically on 5 acres with a small barn and a pond. Conveniently located 1.5 hours from Boston and 5 minutes to downtown Wolfeboro. Cotton Valley Trail is across the street for the outdoor enthusiast offering many activities. Come look!!

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Video of 50 Pagoda Circle | Milton, Massachusetts real estate & homes - Welcome to Milton.  Located just 8 miles South of Boston, Milton Massachusetts is a town of approximately 27,000 residents and home to the Blue Hills Reservation which offers 7,000 acres of protected land with hiking, biking and skiing.

In 2007 and 2009, Money Magazine listed Milton as the 7th and 5th, respectively, on it's annual list of Best Places to Live in the United States.  All six school buildings are new and the facilities are state of the art. A popular French Immersion program starts in the first grade and continues through the 12th grade. We love having the city of Boston in our backyard with its shopping, dining, theatre and cultural enrichment just a short 15 minute ride by public transportation or car.

This house located across the street from Pagoda Circle Park and is also walking distance to public transportation, a short bike ride to the Blue Hill Reservation, and offers easy access to the highway.  This location in Milton is where you would expect to find great housing opportunities for first time buyers.

It's a real estate "TRIFECTA" all wrapped in one.  50 Pagoda Circle is a full length ahead of it's competition and the renovations to get there have made all the difference.

The front to back fireplaced living room offers a den off the back perfect for watching the next episode of Modern Family.

The brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops opens to a sunny dining room.

Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, one of which is an oversized master with 2 walk in closets.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this property which wins for condition, space and location.

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Video of 15 Miner Road | Auburn, New Hampshire real estate & homes - The whisper of silence can be heard on the expansive rear deck overlooking private fenced yard. Looking for a unique style with lots of versatility? This is it. Extremely functional and designed for a variety of lifestyles. Soaring cathedral ceiling design captivates natural light and serene environment. Gas fireplace adds to the decor and spirit of warmth. Kitchen offers tile flooring, center island, eat in kitchen area, abundant cabinets and counter space. First floor master is elegant and spacious complemented with a well designed master bath. Upstairs bedrooms both spacious and bright. One has its own dressing room or mini office if you prefer. Staircase landing is another feature unique to most traditional homes. It is a must see to appreciate. Quiet upscale neighborhood ideal for meandering walks with neighborhood traffic only. Perfect location for commuters - easy get on to 101. Country living yet minutes to amenities. Quality, comfort and price - that's nice

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Video of 7 Fille St | Ipswich, Massachusetts real estate & homes - The Beautiful coastal beach community of Ipswich Massachusetts has a population of approximately 13,000 residents.  Of the 33 square miles of forests, rolling hills, farmlands and equestrian properties, approximately 5,000 acres are sweeping landscapes of salt marsh. Many of its treasured areas are designated as “open space” to preserve its natural beauty.  Ipswich is conveniently located 30 minutes south from the New Hampshire Border and 30 minutes north of Boston.

Video of 69 Route 103 | Newbury, New Hampshire waterfront real estate & homes - This 4 bedroom 3 bath home sits privately on close to 3 acres of level land on Lake Todd. The sprawling 455 feet of waterfront includes your own 24x32 cottage right on the waters edge. The inside of this immaculate home features 9 foot high ceilings, an open floor plan that brings the kitchen and living spaces together, a master suite with a full bath and spacious walk in closet. The lower level has three more bedrooms that look out towards the lake and large 12x24 patio. The small kitchen downstairs is great when friends and family are visiting because they surely are not going to want to leave! This property is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Mt. Sunapee.

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Video of 128 Veasey Shore Rd | Meredith, New Hampshire - Meredith, NH - The 1929 refurbished boathouse on this property is one of only a few boathouses with living space on the lake; it has a vaulted great room, 2 bedrooms, porch, kitchenette, dining room, and even 2 enormous fireplaces. The 2003 built Cargill Blake home behind the boathouse is sited perfectly to capture the views that made this the first property to be developed on Veasey Shore. Many remarkable gardens, a gazebo, stone walkways, a white sugar sand beach, waterfall and koy pond, and room for a tennis court. 7 bedrooms / 7.5 baths. Storage space above garage could be in-law apartment. With an Adirondack exterior and a traditional interior, this home should satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Located in a neighborhood luxury homes. Crystal clear, sandy bottom water stretches along the shoreline. For outdoor entertaining and boat own one of the longest permanent docks on Lake Winnipesaukee with a 20' x 30' patio.

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