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boston pet friendly condo buildings

From “woof decks” to doggy daycares, pet-friendly amenities at some of Boston’s newest residential buildings are on the rise. In fact, some of the amenities afforded Boston’s four-legged residents rival those offered to their owners.

While some residential buildings do have restrictions, it’s not uncommon to find luxury buildings in Boston with a pet-friendly atmosphere. Some of the city’s most pampered pets are treated to grooming services and even pet spas right on the property.

Pets are allowed in such locations as downtown’s Millennium Place and in Seaport’s 22 Liberty. In addition, some residences of Pierce Boston allow pets, while so do the apartments of Ink Block in the South End.

Lots of different pets are allowed at The Arlington,

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seaport district - boston ma

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With plenty of room to live, work and play, the Seaport District has it all. This hot Boston neighborhood continues to attract developers and interest from those who want to experience all that it has to offer.

Once mostly an industrial area, this booming part of Boston is now filled with hotels, museums, shops and restaurants. Over the past several years, the Seaport District has also gained renewed interest from those looking for an exciting place to call home.

It was only about a decade ago that the mayor declared the Seaport District an “Innovation District”. The idea was to develop the South Boston Waterfront in a unique way.

While the name never really took off, just recently Amazon announced an expansion that would

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south station tower - boston ma

Construction is pushing ahead on the new South Station Tower. After decades in the planning stage, crews will likely spend the next few years building the 51-story tower high above South Station.

The plan calls for constructing the new glass tower on a platform running between the South Station head house and the rail lines. When finished, the new mixed-use project will offer hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space and some retail space.

It will also include more than 160 new condos. Those condos will likely range from one-bedroom units to more than three-bedroom penthouse units with sweeping city, harbor and Financial District views.

Part of the project also includes significantly expanding the South Station bus terminal. The

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While Boston is certainly a great place for those of all ages to enjoy, it seems the city is especially popular with millennial buyers. According to LendingTree.com, Boston is one of the most popular cities right now for millennial homebuyers.

The online lending platform looked at mortgage purchase requests across the country’s 50 largest metro areas over much of 2020. What analysts found was a relatively high number of purchase requests in Boston were coming from millennials.

Specifically, millennials made up more than 59-percent of purchase requests. That was the second largest share tied to millennials, right behind San Jose and slightly ahead of Denver.

According to the study, the average millennial age in Boston

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As we round out the year and prepare for 2021, several Boston neighborhoods are gearing up for some big changes. While all are unique in their own ways, there are five Boston neighborhoods you’ll definitely want to watch.

East Boston

Development is in full force in East Boston. Most of it is residential and has been happening over the last couple of years. A big reason to watch East Boston is Suffolk Downs. The former racetrack is expected to be transformed into a new mixed-use space, right off the Blue Line.

South End

A popular neighborhood for young professionals, millions of square feet of new commercial and residential space has already come to the South End, and it’s not over yet. Recent projects including a new

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vita - jamaica plain

Come home to the “pulse of Jamaica Plain”, with the stylish new VITA condominiums. The sleek new property offers around 80 condos topping first floor retail space in the building, including a Planet Fitness.

The five-story property also offers its residents access to garage parking and bicycle storage. In addition, residents are left to enjoy a large roof deck with space for lounging, grilling and a fire pit.

This pet-friendly property in JP additionally offers up community gardens, a community room and a pet spa. As well, you’ll find concierge service, a Zipcar and electric car charging at VITA.

The condos of VITA come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. You will also find some units with a study.

The spacious condos start at

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millenium tower boston

With incredible views, top amenities, and sophisticated floor plans, Millennium Tower is, quite simply, luxury living evolved. As Downtown Boston’s tallest residential building, the 60-story tower provides space for hundreds of newer construction condos, a gourmet grocery store and more.

The upscale tower is easily one of the most desirable when it comes to Boston luxury condos. The glass tower building rises high above the surrounding neighborhood, housing such building amenities, services and luxuries as an on-site fitness center, an underground parking garage, an indoor swimming pool and spa, and an owners’ lounge.

Residents of Millennium Tower are also treated to 24-hour concierge service, valet service and a doorman. As well, you’ll find

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pierce boston - 188 brookline avenue boson ma

At home in one of Boston’s most exciting neighborhoods, The Pierce definitely makes the most of its Fenway location. This newer construction, mixed-use tower is home to condos, rental units and thousands of square feet of ground-level retail space.

Of course, it’s the location that draws many prospective new residents to explore all that The Pierce has to offer. Along with nearby Fenway Park, The Pierce is also close to several dining options, a supermarket and a Whole Foods Market.

As well, there are several nearby museums and galleries to explore. To top it off, you’ll find a number of retailers close to The Pierce.

In addition, the neighborhood also offers easy access to local parks, colleges and universities. Whether you’re catching a

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dorchester bay city - boston ma

Efforts to transform nearly 34-acres on Columbia Point into a mix of retail, residential and public space could eventually transform the area into a national model of success. That’s how some view the proposed Dorchester Bay City project.

The idea is to re-make the area into a true destination. The proposed Dorchester Bay City project currently calls for 17 buildings, including 1,700 residential units, plus commercial, retail and restaurant space.

It also includes designing public space next to the Harborwalk. Plans call for the large development to be built up over the next 10 to 15 years.

The idea is to create a new destination that helps transform the peninsula and some of its surrounding Dorchester neighborhoods by not only enhancing

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 76 ashford allston ma

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Plans for a new residential tower in Allston could be the key to unlocking future access to West Station. Current plans call for a new 16-story tower with a lobby, bicycle storage, outdoor balconies and dozens of parking spaces to be built on Ashford Street.

The tower may also include a fitness center, pet facilities, outdoor common space and remote working space. The proposal could mean even more for Allston, however, than just another new tower.

The designated property is currently home to an industrial building and sits just adjacent to the Track and Tennis Center at Boston University. The company behind the proposal hopes to use the property in question as a “gateway” of sorts to the multimodal station the

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