Archive for May, 2009

Brand-new kitchen

With residential developments popping up all over the Quincy area, one thing is becoming clear: More and more people who work in Boston want to live nearby, but don’t want to pay Boston prices.

Quincy – with its high number of restaurants, shops, and bars – gives residents a taste of city living* for a fraction of the price.

Property developers realize how attractive this can be to a renter.  So, many of them are turning old properties into spacious, stylish new apartments – with hardwood floors, new counters, and new kitchen appliances – and asking for affordable rates.  The three-bedroom shown above is going for $1,700/month.  A similar place in South Boston (in terms of size and style) won’t start below $2,200.

*Walkscore.com rates any location based on its walkability (proximity to restaurants, stores, attractions, etc.).  Check out how Quincy Center ranks:
Faneuil Hall: 98 “Walker’s paradise”
Quincy Center: 92 “Walker’s paradise”
East Broadway, South Boston: 83 “Very walkable”

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