Having a bike in the city is great for getting around when you don’t want to rely on the T. With warmer weather finally here, it’s also the perfect time to bike for leisure. We’re putting together a list of great biking trails around Massachusetts, and we want to hear from you: Where are your favorite places to ride your bike in the Greater Boston area? Send your favorite bike trail — and what makes it so special — to reporter Jessica Kasparian at [email protected], or share it in the comments below. Please include your name and location, and feel free to include a photo of the trail, as well. You and your answer may be featured on Boston.com. Close An essential guide to the city, emailed to you weekly Find out how to Boston when you sign up for Boston.com's culture and lifestyle newsletter. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Reader callout: Where are the best bike trails in the Greater Boston area?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Nicole DeFeudis April 19, 2018 Related Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018 What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate Why realtors hate HGTV How risky is it to skip the home inspection? Greater Boston homeowners share their reasons for buying where they did Nicole DeFeudis is a Globe Magazine correspondent. Send comments to [email protected] Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here Loading comments... … [Read more...] about How well do you know Greater Boston? A Top Spots to Live trivia quiz
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page April 19, 2018 WHY I BOUGHT IN CAMBRIDGE Andrew Stout, 37, software engineer/roboticist Condo, September 2017 We wanted someplace that was walkable, that had access to restaurants and grocery stores. Another thing about Cambridge that attracted us were the good, diverse schools. I hope that this is the house my kids will grow up in. — As told to Brenna Donovan WHY I BOUGHT IN WINCHESTER Chinku Mahindra, graphic designer Townhouse, November 2017 Advertisement Chinku Mahindra, who prefers not to give her age, lived in North Andover for more than 20 years. She says: I raised my kids there and I lived in a big house. I wanted to kind of simplify my life and move closer to the city, yet not be in the city. Winchester was the perfect in-between. It took me a little while to find something, but eventually I did. This is really perfect for me right now. … [Read more...] about Greater Boston homeowners share their reasons for buying where they did
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Gorey April 19, 2018 • PRICE POINT: UNDER $500,000 24 BASSET STREET / LYNN Listing Price: $400,000 Square Feet: 1,308 Lot Size: 0.07 acre Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 fullTucked away behind larger homes and down a private driveway, this 1880 Colonial in Lynn’s Diamond District packs a lot of rooms into its small footprint. Upon entry, there’s a bedroom at right; through the living room at left is a dining room and updated kitchen. A new full bath nearby with step-in shower connects back to the bedroom. Two staircases lead to the second floor, where a quirky layout connects two bedrooms, another new bathroom, plus an office with a linen closet across the hall. Beach is two blocks away, and commuter rail is just under a mile. Katie DiVirgilio, RE/MAX 360, 617-285-9847, homesofma.com • PRICE POINT: $500,000-$750,000 Advertisement 25 LENISTON … [Read more...] about What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Gorey April 19, 2018 Boston’s housing market, fueled by strong economic growth, has been blisteringly hot the past few years — and nearby towns and cities are basking in the warmth and glow. With few exceptions, communities in or near Boston have seen Massachusetts’ biggest gains in median home prices between 2012 and 2017, even in already expensive markets like Brookline and Cambridge. The Boston real estate bonfire has now spread to once-affordable pockets of the city like Southie and Roslindale, and gateway cities like Lynn, Lawrence, and Brockton. “Real estate is about jobs,” says Timothy Warren, CEO of the real estate market tracking firm The Warren Group in Boston, which also publishes Banker & Tradesman. “Just being close to the Seaport and Kendall Square and these centers of good-paying jobs, that makes a big … [Read more...] about Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018