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Vicki Connolly, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
11 South Main Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
Winthrop is a hidden seaside community often overlooked by many. It's a town that faces West, so your views are of the entire Boston skyline and sunsets. The nice thing is it's only 5 milies from downtown Boston. A commuter ferry is also going to be established which will go right into Rowes Wharf.
Your price point can afford you direct waterfront, whether home or condo.
Check out http://www.AtlantisMarina.net The Residences at the Atlantis Marina
This is a luxury brand new condo community on direct waterfront and a new marina. If you are into boating, you can purchase a condo with a slip. All condos face the water with private balconies, and views are amazing. High end luxury finishes throughout. Your pricepoint can afford you one of our deluxe units. Also, every unit comes with 2 deeded parking spaces...and we have a heated underground garage! (Something you'll appreciate come winter in New England!)
It's a thought...I'm also well versed in Swampscott, Marblehead, Nahant...all Northshore communities reasonably close to Boston.
Feel free to email or call with any questions and/or if you wish to check out The Residences at the Atlantis Marina.... 617-990-2209
Wishing you all the best...
Martine Assaf- RE/MAX Innovations 617-262-9747
I just noticed your post on Trulia. Welcome to Massachusetts. I'm sure that you and your husband are going to enjoy New England and all the beautiful seasons that accompany it.
I noticed that your search has several South of Boston communities but one I think one water community you should consider is Duxbury. Convenient to Route 3 if you drive into Boston and a short ride to the commuter rail if you want to take the train.
If you would like any further information on this historical town, please feel free to contact me.
All of these have great proximity to the city (taking into consideration your daily commute comfort level) and ocean/river, and have incredibly charming historic towns.
I took the liberty of searching through 300+ homes and thought the below was a great start (I created a link but you can change the search at any time. Also zoom out on the map and you will see where each property is located with relation to the ocean and the city). Some have awesome bones and would make great fixers, others are move in ready with deeded beach access ... :
I understand that a beach community is important to you but perhaps you should look 40-50 miles south on Rt 95. You can get so much more house for the money in Foxboro, Mansfield, Plainville and North Attleboro. These communities are close to the train and Rts 95 and 495. Contact me and I can send you some listings for a sample. Thank you.
I would just like to mention the little peninsula town of HULL a/k/a Nantasket! You can get a LOT of house in your price range (probably ocean front!)
And forget bicyling alone....you can WALK to a beach no matter where you live. And the best part...you can take a short boat ride to and from work each day!
Let me know if you need help. I'm a native!
You are going to love it here, and your friends have suggested some great towns to investigate. I'm partial to the South Shore because it's where I live and work, but prices seem to be lower here than the North Shore. If you intend to use public transportation to get to work from, I think the South Shore offers you better commuting options. The MBTA Red Line and the Greenbush Commuter Rail line will get you within a short walk of the financial district, as will any of the South Shore water shuttles. You can find an excellent home in the low 7s in a number of towns here on the South Shore...from homes in Hull with views of the Boston skyline, to new construction in Marshfield (a bit more than an hour). I'm a Certified Buyer Representative working out of a regional South Shore (Norwell) real estate office, and I'd be happy to show you around the area.
I live by the lighthouse in Scituate and cover the entire south shore area and would ask you to give me an afternoon showing you and your wife around Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate. There are some wonderful, charming areas that feel somewhat beachy and you could afford a nice single family home or condo. For commuting if you considered a condo I love the new development at the Hingham Shipyard. It is really nice and there will be a community of small commercial ventures along with the commuter boat and train. The commute would be about 30-40 minutes from there. You could even keep a boat in the marina. Lots of good surfing in the area too. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Give me a chance to share this lifestyle choice with you.
I would reccomend that you work with a buyers agent with the ABR & CRS designations in your search area. I would be happy to give you a few names if you like.
South Boston is Very close to Boston and on the water. That may be a place to start.
There is less land (yard space) than Scituate or Cohasset etc... but closer to Boston and more reasonably priced.
Quincy is still close to Boston and part of the town is on the water. (Squantum, nice community too)
I will give it more thought, but the $700,000k range seems reasonable unless you require, lots of land or a very finished space with a lot of square footage.
What kind of space are you coming from? Bedrooms? Land?
Good luck, Karen McCormack
McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate
I live and work in Beverly, which makes me a bit biased, but there are several North Shore Communities that would meet your needs. Swampscott, Beverly, Manchester Essex and parts of Gloucester would have beach access as well as Commuter Rail access into North Station.
If you would like to discuss this in more detail, you can contact me through my Trulia profile or by accessing my website with the link below.