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Caste Island - A Hidden Gem in South Boston

Caste Island - in South Boston

Caste Island of South Boston

Castle Island is located on the most Eastern tip of South Boston in the City Point Neighborhood. Over the years it has become a great place to spend an afternoon by yourself, with friends or your family!

This amazing asset to our community can be reached via public transportation as well as by private car as there is an abundance of parking. It's a nearby destination to escape the bustle of the city, and to obtain great views of Boston Harbor and Logan Airport.

Sullivan's take-out only restaurant (seasonal) is housed at the base of the old fort, and is very popular with the local residents. Over the years they have amassed a following with a crowd always forming for their first opening of the year. At Sullivan’s they have a menu that is sure to satisfy every diner as they have everything from Fried Clams to hot dogs and Ice Cream.

South Boston Sunset

Features

One of the best features of Castle Island is the crescent-shaped path that stretches out into Boston Harbor and creates an artificial pond known as Pleasure Bay. Many joggers and pedestrians enjoy walking the entire length of the byway, all the way around back to Day Boulevard and the parking lot (about 1...

Boston Real Estate Market is Setting Records in 2018 Despite Low Inventory

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Boston Real Estate Market is Setting Records in 2018 Despite Low Inventory Levels

Single-family properties and condos in Cohasset, Medford, and Boston homes for sale are going like hotcakes due to the lack of inventory in the local real estate market. 2018 is something like a carbon copy of last year with single homes selling for a median of over $900,000 says the Boston Globe. This could be the best year to be a property owner in the Greater Boston Area.

This figure is a record for this home type in the area. Condos and Brownstones saw increases in median sales too, but these numbers are likely a direct result of fewer properties for sale. Several new developments in downtown Boston and Cambridge will help ease the strain on buyers, but for now, the market is a seller's paradise with multiple offers and higher asking prices becoming the trend. The city is growing and expanding with more people settling in neighborhoods around the city like Winthrop and Brookline to work at the new Amazon headquarters.

Boston Real Estate Market

A vital statistic in the overall...

Finding a Dining Jem in Medford MA

dining in Medform MA

About five years ago when my wife and I moved to the city of Medford MA, we were not yet familiar with what Medford had to offer in the way of dining.

Medford MA

After looking for homes for sale, we settled on Medford.  Conveniently located just 5 miles away from downtown Boston with easy access to the city via the Orange Line and Commuter Rail, we tended to head into the Back Bay and South End when we had and urge to dine-out.

REAL ESTATE IN MEDFORD

Medord MA has had solid real estate growth over the years.  With an easy commute to Boston, Medford is expected to have addtional growth if Amazon chooses Boston as its new home.  We anticipate the already low inventory in Boston proper to have a positive effect on the surrounding areas

Fish Out of Water


Then came the dreaded winter of 2015. Both my wife and I had spent our adult lives as city condo
owners. Needless to say our first foray into homeownership (no snow removal in the HOA fees) had us looking like fish out of water.

My wife was pregnant at the time and unable to assist with...