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Found 9 entries for January, 2020.

 

sailboats in marblehead harborPhoto: Leslie Stormes

Dating all the way back to the 1600s, Marblehead is known for its narrow streets and centuries-old buildings. It’s seafaring history, however, is what put the town on track to being named the “Yachting Capital of Massachusetts”.

If you ask some, though, it may really be the “Yachting Capital of the World”. For generations Marblehead Harbor has served as the starting and ending port for international races.

To this day, the once prosperous fishing port remains a renowned location for sailing. While only about 20,000 people live in Marblehead, the town boasts around a half-dozen different yacht clubs, catering to grownups and kids alike.

The oldest yacht club in Marblehead dates back to the late 1800s. The town,

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seaport common - boston maPhoto: Ed Lyons

From its trendy restaurants and shops to its vibrant nightlife, the Seaport District is a fun spot for locals and visitors to experience Boston. Although it once served as home to factories, the vibrant area now welcomes locals and visitors to dining and retail, office space, hotels, museums, and some enjoyable outdoor space.

After all, part of the appeal of the Seaport District is enjoying the natural beauty of the Boston area. One location to check out is Boston Maritime Park. The location provides a seasonal café and some shaded outdoor seating.

Another great option is to take a stroll or jog along the waterfront. The Boston Harborwalk is one of the Seaport District’s best spots for enjoying views of the city and the water.

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fox pond boardwalk - chatham ma

When you think of Cape Cod you likely envision opportunities to get out on the water or visit one of the Cape’s beaches. But there’s plenty to see and experience just by strolling along one of the region’s many walking and hiking trails.

In fact, if you’re looking for a place to explore on Cape Cod that’s a little off the beaten trail, you’ll find a number of different options to choose from. The Chatham area, in particular, is a great place to simply walk around and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has a good ocean-side trail to follow, plus there’s also a visitor center to experience at the site. While the visitor center operates with some seasonal hours, you’re likely to spot wildlife at the refuge

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brio - hingham ship yard

For waterfront living in Hingham, consider one of the luxurious options currently available within Brio. Located in Hingham Shipyard, this new luxury condo building serves up your choice of one- or two-bedroom plus floor plans in a premiere setting.

With more than 70 single-level condos to choose from, buyers are treated to such high-end features and finishes as oversized windows, hardwood flooring and high ceilings. The condos of Brio range in square footage, including a one-bedroom, one-bath unit with around 790 square feet of living space.

Other options in Brio include a much larger condo with at least two- bedrooms and a bonus room. This provides the advantage of around 1,600 square feet of living space.

The property also offers its

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cape cod canal during construction

While visitors to Cape Cod may take the Cape Cod Canal for granted these days, the man-made channel has served an important role in the region for generations. Thousands of people cross over one of the canal’s three bridges every year, likely not even thinking about its origins.

Officially connecting up Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay, the canal, for some, was a long time coming. While officially dating back to the early 1900s, the Cape Cod Canal was actually planned out hundreds of years earlier. Some reports suggest locals saw the need for the canal as early as the 1600s in terms of trade.

In the days of George Washington, leaders slightly changed course, instead envisioning a way to use the canal to help the American fleet during the

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wollaston beach - quincy maPhoto: Jude

Close to both Boston and the beach, Wollaston offers a taste of both worlds for its residents. Just a short commute from the city and a short walk from the sand, the Wollaston neighborhood in Quincy remains just as popular today as it was generations ago.

The waterfront is an especially busy location for clam shacks during the warmer weather seasons of the year. Known by some as “Wolly Beach”, Wollaston Beach is the place to go in season for fresh seafood.

It’s also a popular place for walkers. Afterall, it’s easy to walk to Wollaston Beach directly from some of the homes that sit along Quincy Shore Drive.

At more than 1.5-miles long, it’s also the largest Boston Harbor Beach with its own bathhouse and parking areas. While the

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bassetts island - bourne maPhoto: Buzzards Bay Coalition

For calm, shallow water and exceptional beaches, Bassetts Island is a true gem. Found at the entrance of Pocasset and Red Brook harbors in Bourne, the y-shaped island is extremely popular with boaters during the summer months.

Not only is the area a great place for boating, but it’s also a good place to spot birds and shellfish. While the north side of the island is private and outside visitors are discouraged, the southern side is open to the public and a wonderful place to enjoy a day of fun.

The western side of it offers a sandy beach and swimming while the eastern side features a rocky beach and is more popular with locals. The island proves an ideal location for boating, fishing, swimming and exploring during

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riverbay estates - chatham ma

Situated at the elbow of Cape Cod, Riverbay Estates is a delightful Chatham neighborhood with plenty to appeal to existing and future residents. Stretching across nearly 300-acres, the neighborhood dates back to the early 1960s, with nearly 400 home sites to choose from.

Serving a mix of seasonal and year-round residents, the neighborhood also draws in those vacationing on Cape Cod. While you’ll find a number of different home styles throughout Riverbay Estates, you will also, of course, find some more traditional Cape Cod-style homes. It may even be possible to find an existing lot for sale in the neighborhood.

The desirable setting of Riverbay Estates is also home to mature trees, two ponds and quiet, winding streets. Served by a homeowner’s

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The Neponset - 57 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy MA

For boutique condo living just minutes from Downtown Boston, The Neponset is now selling in North Quincy. With just 28 new residences to choose from, the mid-rise property delights with open floor plans and exciting amenities.

Options include the onsite fitness room, plus an entertaining rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace with room for grilling and for taking in views of the Neponset River, the ocean, the city skyline and the Blue Hills. The building also offers deeded garage parking and bicycle storage.

Each of the private residences, meanwhile, makes room for two-bedrooms, two-baths and two deeded garage parking spaces. Some units additionally offer space for a bonus room, ideal for a study, den, office or guest suite, depending on your

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