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Explore Boston's Neighborhoods

 

Back Bay

The Back Bay neighborhood is one of Boston’s most renowned neighborhoods. Fashioned after the Parisian boulevard system, best exemplified by Commonwealth Avenue and its fabled Mall, the prime residential section of the Back Bay is bordered by the Charles River and Esplanade, Boston Public Garden, Huntington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Newbury Street is a magnet to tourists and locals alike who frequent the upscale retailers, restaurants and art galleries. The Charles River Esplanade is not only a preferred venue for the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell, but a recreational destination for all of Boston’s neighborhoods who enjoy its bike and jogging trails, sailing from the Union Boat Club or just prefer to sunbathe on the banks of the Charles River. Back Bay was created when the tidewater flats of the Charles River were filled in; today this coveted neighborhood is home to some of Boston’s most opulent brownstone mansions, condominiums and full service doorman buildings. From 1857-1882 the railroad firm of Goss and Munson built approximately 6 miles of railroad between Needham and Boston. Loading the 35-car trains full of fill, they made 16 round trips per day. Twenty five years later the Back Bay was complete. The first Back Bay row houses were built in 1860 and can be viewed on the first block of Commonwealth Avenue. By 1917, all construction of new homes was complete.

 


 

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, with the earliest existing houses dating back to the late 1700’s. This village-like neighborhood is only about one square mile in size, approximately 20% larger than the Public Garden and Boston Common combined. The Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian style architecture of its townhouses is accentuated with gas lights, decorative iron work, cobblestone streets and hidden gardens. Beacon Hill is known for its South Slope, North Slope and the Flat. The South Slope, bordered by the Boston Common,Charles Street, Pinckney Street and the State House, was developed in the 1790’s by the Mount Vernon Proprietors for Boston’s most affluent Brahmin families. The North Slope runs from Myrtle Street down to Cambridge Street while the Flat is located between Charles Street, the Public Garden and the Charles River. Charles Street and Cambridge Street frame Beacon Hill and are home to a large concentration of antique shops, restaurants and gourmet food shops. Boston’s best known proprietor, architect Charles Bullfinch, designed several Beacon Hill houses. Just a short walk to the Financial and Back Bay Business Districts, Boston Common, Public Garden, Charles River and the Charles and Cambridge Street shopping areas, Beacon Hill is the perfect neighborhood for the auto-less resident.

 


 

Midtown

Midtown section of Downtown Boston is home to a relatively new, small cluster of doorman buildings. The most notable full service buildings include The Residences at the Ritz Towers, the new 45 Province, Parkside and The Grandview. This neighborhoods’ boundaries include the Boston Common and Tremont Street, Boylston Street, Washington Street and School Street. Nestled between the Financial District, Boston Common, Theatre District and Downtown Crossing Shopping District, Midtown offers a vibrant lifestyle and a location of convenience. Many of Boston’s most popular and historic restaurants are sprinkled throughout this neighborhood. Some of Boston’s most picturesque views of the Boston including the Common, Public Garden, Charles River, Financial District and Boston Harbor, can be seen from these buildings. 

 


 

The Waterfront

The Waterfront neighborhood area forms a crescent shape, bordered by the Boston Harbor to the East and North, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the Financial District to the South and the North End to the West. Built along both sides of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, most residential buildings are conversions of, or on the sites of, former wharfs or commercial buildings that catered to Boston’s colonial shipping trade. Two of Boston’s newest luxury residential developments, Battery Wharf and The Residences at the Intercontinental, sit at either end of the Waterfront. Residents not only enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, they are a short walk to their favorite North End restaurant, North Station and their business interests in the Financial District. Boat slips are available adjacent to some of the luxury doorman buildings. Access the interstate 93, the Callahan Tunnel and Water Shuttle service to Logan Airport is conveniently located nearby. 

 


 

The South End

The South End is Boston’s largest neighborhood, bordering the Back Bay. It extends from Columbus Avenue to Harrison Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue to Berkeley Street. In 1973 the South End was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the largest urban Victorian neighborhood in the country; in 1983 it was also designated a Boston Landmark District. Originally a narrow strip of land known as the Boston Neck which connected Boston to Roxbury and surrounded by a tidal marsh, only a few mansions existed. In the 1840’s the city added land to the Neck by adding fill, brought in from Needham, to the marshy areas. In the 1850’s, architect Charles Bullfinch developed a plan for the new South End. The plan included ornate brick row houses of various architectural styles and small parks with fountains were interspersed into the neighborhood. Soon the South End was in vogue, attracting families from other more crowded areas of Boston. Today it remains one of Boston’s most historic, diverse and trendy neighborhoods. It is home to some of Boston’s most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, nearly 30 parks, a thriving arts community, the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and the Boston Ballet School. 

 


 

The North End

 

The North End is Boston’s oldest residential neighborhood. Settled in the 1630’s, today it is known as Boston’s ”Little Italy” for its large Italian-American community. But the history-rich enclave has been home for many cultures. Originally home to some of Boston’s wealthiest residents, followed by the first community of African-Americans made up of freed and escaped slaves, the Irish during the last 1800’s, subsequently a center for Jewish life and then in the early 1900’s the North End became home to a large Italian-American community. The elevated Central Artery, constructed in the 1950’, divided the North End from the rest of the city. With the completion of the Big Dig, the North End has been reconnected to the city with the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway. Best traveled by foot, locals and tourists alike flock to its authentic Italian restaurants and annual festivals celebrating its patron saints.History abounds; visit the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church and the ancient Copp's Hill Burying Ground with grave sites dating back to the 17th century. The Freedom Trail passes through the North End. North Station and the TD Garden (home to the Celtics and Bruins) is a short walk away.


 

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Why Buyers Prefer Marsh Properties

Buyers Agent

Represents you and your interest in finding a property. We will assist you from the first day of your search to the day you open the door. Our priority is to find that property that closely matches your criteria, negotiate an offer to get you the best price & terms and progress to the closing with ease and support. Our experience and knowledge of the Boston real estate market is thorough and our years of negotiating experience considered a major component in closing the deal.

Track Record

We sell a lot of property. Having sold over $100,000,000 of real estate in recent years, our record speaks of our success. Not only do we get properties sold, we execute our sales in such a fashion that both buyers and sellers walk away from the closing table confident that they have been treated professionally and fairly.

Recommendations

We can recommend virtually every professional you will need to purchase your property. After 25 years, we know some of the best in each category: Real estate attorneys, lenders, appraisers, architects, contractors, moving companies, interior decorators, etc. Most all referrals are companies that are experienced in working the local Boston market.

Our credibility is high in the Boston market

The Boston Globe, Banker & Tradesman, Boston Homes, Boston Courant and Beacon Hill Times frequently interview us for feature stories on the Boston real estate market and/or publish excerpts from our highly respected newsletter - THE REAL ESTATE INSIDER.

We look forward to being your Boston Real Estate Broker! 

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Why Sellers List With Marsh Properties


WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Marsh Properties is an established and respected brokerage that is recognized for its unparalleled service, professionalism and integrity. One of the keys to our success is the “Who’s Who” network of sellers & buyers we have built over the last 25 years. Frequently we have sold our seller’s properties to one of the buyers from our exclusive network. We also have a compelling website that reaches out globally. Our brokers are experienced, knowledgeable and work diligently everyday to provide superior service to our discerning clientele.
 

Our Services 

EVALUATION

  • Property Viewing/Client Meeting
    Tour property to evaluate its attributes.
  • Goal Determination
    Consult with the owner to determine the sellers objectives, aiding us in the development of marketing and pricing strategies.
  • Comparable Market Analysis Report
    Create and analysis a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), based on recent sales in your location, given the attributes of the property. 
  • Accurate Property Pricing
    We will set a price for your property at the maxiimum level that the market will bear. This will be supported by the comparable market analysis & our extensive knowledge of the market.
  • Property Staging
    Advise the seller on how to best present the property for viewing.

MULTI-TIERED MARKETING

  • Digital Photography
    Photos will be taken and used in our marketing materials.
  • Broker Accompanied Showings
    A Marsh Properties broker/owner will accompany every showing, ensuring quality control.
  • Professionally hosted Public & Broker Open Houses
    Broker open houses will be hosted to allow agents to preview the property prior to suggesting the listing to their own client base. A Public open house will also be held, if appropriate, for new clients to view and receive property information.
  • Broker Cooperation
    Full cooperation on showings will be offered to all agents and their clients to provide maximum exposure for the property.
  • Customized Marketing Plans 
    Multi-tiered marketing will be provided and may include, but not be limited to, web based advertising to buyers and real estate brokers, email broadcasts, print ads, direct mail, property brochures, PR features, open houses, features in the Marsh Properties Real Estate Insider and Blog, publication in multiple listing services and advertised via various networking sites such as Twitter and Linkedin.
  • Newspaper & Magazine ads
    Boston Globe, Boston Homes, Boston Courant, Beacon Hill Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Unique Homes, Distinctive Homes, Pinnacle
  • Exceptional Local Coverage
    Always present in the local papers through advertising and news articles.
  • Featured Home of the Week
    Many of our properties have been featured as a “Home of the Week” in various print publications. 
  • Compelling Website 
    BostonLuxuryRealEstate.com with thousands of hits per month
  • Targeted Direct Mail Marketing
    Tailored for your property and carefully targeted to specific buyers.
  • E-mail broadcast to client & broker base
    E-mail broadcasts to our extensive client and broker list informing them of a new property or changes that have been recently made.
  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS) & LINK.
    Both are online listing data bases that showcase your property to thousands of brokers and their clients.
  • We Keep You Informed
    As a seller you want feedback on how the market is responding to your property. We will design a schedule, to you satisfaction, as to when we will call, write, e-mail or meet with you to discuss the progress.

 TRANSACTION

  • Years of negotiating experience for the best price & terms
    Time tested experience for a successful transaction
  • Prequalification of Buyers for successful sale
    If buyers require financing, we will refer them to a financial institution for prequalification.
  • Presentation of all Offers & Terms of the Deal
    All offers and terms of the deal will be submitted for your consideration.
  • Inspection arrangements
    We will make all the arrangements and scheduling necessary for the smoke and carbon monoxide detector certification from the city of Boston, required prior to closing.
  • Facilitating & Tracking the Deal
    Contract dates and terms of the purchase will be monitored and managed throughout the sale and closing process.
  • Walk through
    We will schedule and provide a walk through for the buyers prior to the closing.
  • Closing
    Transfer of keys and any other instructions from the seller will be passed on to the buyers.

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The Real Estate Insider

This electronic version of our newsletter is designed to give you timely, if not advance, notice of our existing and pending listings for sale and rent along with descriptions of significant listings of other firms that we can show you. You’ll also find descriptions of our recent sales as evidence of our marketing savvy and sales successes, along with noteworthy information about the Boston real estate marketplace! Please contact Tim Marsh in confidence: (cell) 617-548-7145, (office) 617-716-0240, (email) info@BostonLuxuryRealEstate.com.

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Current Issue
2018 Mid-Year Review

Past Issues

May 2013 Boston Homes

April 2013 Boston Courant Real Estate Guide

March 2013 Boston Homes

2012 Year End Review

July 2012 Boston Homes

2012 Mid-Year Review

June 2012 Boston Courant Real Estate Guide

April 2012 Boston Homes

January 2012 Boston Homes

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