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James, Home Buyer in Cambridge, MA

Trying to get a feel for the neighborhoods in South Boston

Asked by James, Cambridge, MA Thu Sep 11, 2008

I've recently expanded my condo search from Cambridge (where i currently reside, and know fairly well) to South Boston (which i know relatively little about). I've heard conflicting information about different areas of South Boston - mainly I'm looking to get a sense of the different areas. Not looking for crime statistics, i can contact the polic dept. for that - more of a 'feel' of the different areas. Also, distance from the T is important to me - what's the story about the areas around Andrew and Broadway? Is the Silver line worth taking from South Boston (if i end up far east) or does it just take too long?

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East side is the place you want to live. The area is residential but very close to shops, bars and restaurants. East of L street is the best area. I had lived there for 20+ years..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 24, 2013
The red line lets you out on broadway. Bus #9 also runs into souh boston up East Broadway which you can catch at the pru, copley, st james, financial district, etc, so there are ways to commute to and from downtown.

Overall south boston has a lot of charm and a good city feel. There is a lot going on in terms of bars and restaurants and night life. The proximity to parks and the water is also great.

Here are all the properties on the market in south boston (the X's on the map show you the location to the T):

Here are some hand picked one's that are located in good walking distance to the T:

Hand picked one's near the bus stop:

Hand picked one's near the water:

Hope that helps give you a better understanding of the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 6, 2008
Hi James, I currently have a great listing at 335 W 2nd Street, Unit 16, South Boston. It's a loft-style condominium listed for $524,900. The building that the listing is located in is one of the best addresses in South Boston and is called The Trolley House. Let me know if you would like to take a look. Thanks, Jon
Web Reference: http://www.bowenboston.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 15, 2008
Hey James,

My offices are actually in South Boston, so I am very familiar with the area. South Boston is great place to purchase if you are looking to be close to the Boston, public transportation, desire a good value, and there are many young professional people. There is an East side, and a West side. The East side is closer to the water & beach, and is more desirable for some people. The West side is closer to both the Andrew Square and Broadway train station. The cut off is Dorchester Street, which goes through South Boston starting at East & West 1st, and continuing down to Andrew Square. There is more development going on the West side, so you will see more luxury condo buildings there. If's difficult to explain in words. It would be easier for me to drive you around and explain it.

If you would like additional info, please email me directly at msylvia@theterriergroup.com. I would be more than happy to either assist you as a buyers agent or to answer some of your questions. There is also some good information on my blog at http://www.theterriergroup.blogspot.com


Web Reference: http://www.ttgre.com
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