Urban Farming

higher ground farm

 

Higher Ground Farm has signed a lease to grow vegetables and fruits atop the eight-story Boston Design Center at 1 Design Center Pl in South Boston’s Seaport District.

 Courtney Hennessey of Higher Ground shows proposed site for a garden.


Courtney Hennessey of Higher Ground shows proposed site for a garden.

A 55,000-square-foot organic farm will be the second largest open-air commercial rooftop farm in the world and the first in Boston, according to John Stoddard, who co-founded Higher Ground Farm with Courtney Hennessey.

 

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Brookline – A City in Itself

Looking for the “Boston experience” without making the commitment to inner-city living? Brookline is for you. Not only is it just a short train ride from Beantown;   Brookline provides an array of eclectic dining options, bustling nightlife, and numerous scenic attractions. If that isn’t enough to entice you, imagine stepping out of your front door and simply walking down to Fenway Park. Sounds like any Sox fan’s dream.

Coolidge Corner, also known as the “cultural hub of Brookline”, makes the town seem like a city. It is the perfect place to spend a night on the town. Whether you are looking to grab a few drinks and watch the game at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse, indulge in a 9PM breakfast at Zaftigs, or spend date-night at the Coolidge Corner Theater, this intersection between Beacon Street and Harvard Avenue offers it all. There is no doubt why Coldwell Banker named Brookline “the best place to live for social-seekers”.

Even you “social seekers” need an escape from the social scene every now and then. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Larz Anderson Park.  The park offers a gorgeous view of Boston’s skyline with over 63 acres of lush, green land. In addition, the recreational site features waterways, picnic areas, playgrounds, and an ice skating ring. The park is pet-friendly so don’t leave your furry friends behind!

If your type of escape involves retail therapy, you will not leave Beacon Street empty-handed. Numerous small boutiques line the street such as Mint Julep and Velvet Ribbon. With the wide variety of shops Brookline has to offer, shoppers wont have to leave town to pick up designer labeled clothing and accessories.

Brookline residents experience the best of both worlds: the town is close to the city but still serves as a suburban oasis.

 

One of the many homes available in Brookline, MA

One of the many homes available in Brookline, MA

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Boston Luxury Apartments are Unique

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Avalon offers thoughtfully designed apartments in Boston that make living more comfortable and luxurious. These Boston apartments are equipped with every imaginable convenience to cater to our residents every need.

It is no news that home ownership is declining across the United States. According to the John Burns an independent Real Estate consultant, Rental households are growing at the rate of 1.6 million per year and comprise 34% of the housing stock, Why this phenomenon?

Simply put: Demand.  We now have millions of foreclosures and the consequential displaced owners. 45% of these people are renting apartments. This is where we come in. We have an array of fabulous Boston luxury apartments and Condos for rent in all of the prime Boston neighborhoods.

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Pending Home Sales in Boston Area Jump in February

Pending home sales jumped in February with pending sales of single family homes increasing for the 10th consecutive month according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Pending sales also jumped for condos over the same time last year. “Buyer confidence continues to grow and the numbers confirm what realtors across the state have been reporting; they’re busy,” said Trisha McCarthy MAR president in a statement. The number for single family homes jumped 44.2%, the largest year over year increase since MAR has been tracking the data.

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Scituate’s “Bustling Harbor” Named One of Boston’s Best Neighborhoods

Scituate Harbor

After consulting with area real estate agents, town officials, Boston magazine’s March issue  has published what they believe to be the  14 “Best Places to Live” in Boston. Among the list was Scituate’s “bustling harbor”. Are you wondering for the reason for the choice.. Below is the direct quote from the magazine,

“A wave of development on Scituate Harbor, including retail, office, and condo projects, has energized the waterfront. “All of a sudden, it’s lively,” says Realtor David Drinkwater. On Front Street, you’ll find Wishbones pet boutique, food and gift shop Roman Table, the rehabbed cinema, and seafood eatery Oro. In 2009 three local families reopened the 29-room Inn at Scituate Harbor, and its Dogwatch bar attracts weekend crowds.”

Boston Magazine also published a separate list of the area’s wealthier communities. To check out all  communities that were chosen go to http://www.bostonmagazine.com/  for the full results.

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