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Spotlight on Boston’s Bay Village Neighborhood

December 14, 2013 |

Looking for a Boston luxury home in a specific neighborhood? I encourage my clients not to be rigid and get stuck on a neighborhood that you know. You can spend months, if not years, trying to find the ideal place within a limited area without looking at other possibilities. Be open minded and explore a variety of neighborhoods.

Endless Possibilities for Boston Luxury Real Estate
When you decide to buy a Boston luxury home, the natural tendency is to live in an area that you’re familiar with, like the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, the waterfront and so on. There are so many other cool and fun areas worth seeing that are not quite as mainstream. Fortunately, Boston is a superb place to live, and all the neighborhoods are easily accessible and within walking distance from one another. There really aren’t any Boston luxury real estate properties that feel isolated or remote.

A well kept secret and vibrant neighborhood is an area behind the Park Plaza Hotel called Bay Village. Tucked between luxury Back Bay homes, swanky hotels and the lovely South End, this quaint neighborhood has a lot going for it. For buyers who find Back Bay home prices out of their range, Bay Village offers a wider range of possibilities. Single family homes or condominiums can be more affordable in a neighborhood that is walking distance to Back Bay and South End. It’s easily accessible to the most popular areas and walking distance to a variety of fantastic restaurants and theaters.

I have clients who had been looking for single family homes in Beacon Hill for a long time and would not look at any property outside of that historic district. I had a tough time convincing them to look at a brownstone that came on the market in Bay Village. They finally scheduled a showing, loved it, bought it and have been happily living there since. Moral of the story – don’t limit your luxury Boston home search to one neighborhood. You might find your dream home where you least expect it.


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