Homes in the Highlands neighborhood in Fall River, MA.
Located in the northern end of the City of Fall River, the Highlands neighborhood offers block after block of predominantly single family homes in a lovely suburban setting, close to most everything, yet away from the feel of the city.
The Highlands is actually split in to two neighborhoods, the Upper Highlands and the Lower Historic Highlands. The Upper Highlands is made up of homes built mostly during the 20th century. You will find beautiful Dutch Colonials in the Leemingville area, along with large rambling 1950â€™s style executive ranches, large shingle style colonials built between 1900 and 1930, and a number of smaller capes and cottages built after World War Two. The Lower Highlands boasts many Victorian era mansions, some still having out buildings which housed the horses and wagons of the day. The television show â€œThis Old Houseâ€ highlighted the Highlands area of Fall River as one of the Best Old House Neighborhoods in 2009.
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Easily accessible to the major highways in the region, living in the Highlands is very convenient. Bounded on the east by Route 24, it is an easy commute to the north lying cities of Taunton, Brockton and Boston. Head south on Route 24 and pick up Interstate Route 195 where you are minutes away from New Bedford to the east and Providence to the west. Follow Route 24 South and you can be in Newport in less than a half hour.Â With the new Veretans Memorial Bridge spanning the Taunton River, all the commercial businesses, malls and plazas of Somerset and Swansea are just minutes away.Â Â
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The President Avenue neighborhood in the Highlands offers residents just about any retail convenience a community could need, including 24 hour pharmacy, liquor, hardware, and grocery stores, Post Office, banks and fast food, to name a few. Also located in the Highlands neighborhood is The Charlton Memorial Hospital, part of the Southcoast Health System, and many physicianâ€™s offices and labs supporting the hospital.Â Â .Â Â
Â All levels of education can be found in the Highlands. The recently built Spencer Borden Elementary school on President Avenue serves many of the young students from the area in grades K through 5. Morton Middle School, currently and temporarily housed in the Lower Highlands in the former Kuss Middle School building, will soon be located just below the Highlands at the foot of North Park. The brand new, state of the art facility is expected to be opened in the Fall of 2013. Elsbree Street is the home of both BMC Durfee High School and Bishop Connolly High School, and the main campus of Bristol Community College.Â Â
Looking down and west from both the Upper and Lower Highlands neighborhoods you can see for miles past the scenic Taunton River, to the banks of Somerset, and on a clear day beyond past Swansea to the Providence skyline. The wide avenues with picturesque homes and historic buildings make the Highlands neighborhood a haven for joggers and walkers any time of year. For the convenience of city living with the feel of the suburbs, the Highlands Neighborhood in Fall River, MA is not to be outdone!
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