Calling a place home isn’t always easy. Add in the price range, the size of home you’re looking for and commute time it’s not easy at times. Many people call an area home what relates to them and what they feel comfortable with. When I moved to Boston sixteen years ago I knew nothing. Every place I visited in mass was a new experience. Even now as an agent in the real estate business I am always learning something new from my coworkers and friends who have called mass home their entire life. I recently learned that many people in the state if they are born and raised on the North Shore or South Shore they never switch and live on the other side. I never knew that folks ties to where they grew up are that strong. That doesn’t mean that a North Shore person won’t live in the city and same goes for a south shore person, but when they are thinking about putting down roots where they grew up does play a big role.
North Shore is defined north of Boston along the Atlantic coast. There are roughly twenty-two towns that makeup North Shore. North Shore is located along Route One. Some familiar towns that are considered north shore are Salem Mass, Marblehead, Swampscott to name a few. If you’re looking to spend under 500,000 to buy a home there are options on the market to call home, and some are fairly close to MBTA Commuter rail.
66 Tudor Street Lynn MA-Hogan Realty
Three bed two full baths Single Family Home with private yard close to Commuter Rail 1218 square feet of living space. Close to Marina. Approximately 11 min walk to Commuter Rail.
Walking Score 61 out of 100
24 Hanson Street Salem MA- Keller Williams Realty
Four Bedroom 2 full bath 3 off street parking
1,674 Square feet of living space
The first floor offers eat-in kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless steel appliances, open floor plan, hardwood floors & high ceilings. The 2nd & 3rd floors feature the original pine floors. 3 bedrooms & a full bath on the 2nd floor & 2 additional rooms w/ skylights on the 3rd floor.Conveniently located to train, downtown Salem & major roads.
Less than 15 Minute Walk to Commuter Rail Station Salem
Walking Score 74 out of 100
Two Bedroom Two Full Bath 2 off street parking spots
1,209 Square Footage
Top floor unit, 5 room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom condo. Open concept kitchen dining room. Turret creates a unique curved living room. Bright and sunny with lots of windows throughout. Central air, beautiful hardwood floors. Storage unit in basement. Walkable to Forest River Park, SSU and downtown Salem with its restaurants, shops, museums, waterfront, ferry to Boston and commuter rail. Two car parking! Washer/Dryer in the building. Pet Friendly
Less than 20 Min Walk to Commuter Rail Salem
Great Walking Score 77 out of 100
6 Pearl Street Salem MA Multi Family-Lamacchia Realty, Inc
Seven Bedroom Three full Bath in a Multi-Family with Three off street parking spots
2,980 square feet of living space
Well maintained 2 families in a great commuter location on quiet dead end St. 1st floor features 2 spacious bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room complete with built-in hutch and In-Unit laundry. 2nd floor features 2 finished levels of living area with plenty of options for office, bedrooms, playroom. Large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, den, 2 full baths and walk up attic access for extra storage! In- Unit laundry! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout both units. Private back decks! 3 off street parking spots, water views, and within walking distance to commuter rail and downtown
Less the 15 Min walk to Commuter rail
Walking Score 73 out of 100
Two bedrooms 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom in a townhouse
1,277 Square feet
Immaculate 2 + bedroom two story loft condo in the vibrant artist community. Located in converted historic Porter Mill, this two level unit is a welcoming study in contrasts; uniting exposed brick, mill sized windows, soaring ceilings, bamboo floors, custom wrought iron railings, glass transoms and industrial elements together with a cheerful and contemporary color scheme creating an open and inviting living space. An open galley kitchen, w/ granite cooks island, Jenn-Air dual fuel range, and breakfast bar opens to the dining and living room areas and is a perfect spot for cooking and entertaining. The 2nd floor features two large bedrooms each with generous closets, a large full bathroom, in-unit laundry and a bonus space suitable for office, guests, playroom, yoga studio or extra storage. Elevator in building. Live close to everything – Beverly harbor and waterfront area, arts district, restaurants, shopping, farmer’s market and Beverly Depot commuter rail station w/ service to Boston.
Less than 4 min walk to Beverly Depot Commuter Rail Stop
Walking Score 73 out of 100
5 Min Drive to Beverly Depot
two bedrooms two full baths in the townhouse
900 square feet of living space
Great Townhouse in a convenient location near parks, beach, downtown restaurants and commuter rail.Ocean Views from Deck and Master Bedroom suite. Take advantage of the close proximity to Front Beach for swimming and sunbathing or Millbrook Meadows where you can sit and relax while listening to the soothing sounds of the waterfall!New staircase to the 2nd-floor master bedroom suite with new full bath and laundry!!! Newly renovated first-floor bath too
Less than 7 min walk to Rockport Commuter Rail and driving is even closer
Walking Score 58 out of 100
two bedrooms one full bath Condo with 1,200 SQ feet of living space
Beautifully renovated condo with the perfect blend of original details and modern upgrades. Light pours into this unit with updated kitchen and bath. Offering granite countertops, hardwood flooring, fireplace, parking for 2 and rooftop deck with distant ocean views. Located just steps to Rockport’s center and only a short distance to commuter rail. Don’t miss the opportunity to own in this great neighborhood!
Less than 12 min walk to Commuter Rail Rockport
Walking Score 77 out of 100
Seven Bedroom Two full bath with Two Off Street Parking spots with 1,544 square feet of living space
Located in a desirable in-town location, next to schools, churches, shopping and commuter rail. This house has been well-maintained, has hardwood floors, high ceilings, newer furnace and ceiling fans. If used as 2-family, first-floor unit offers two bedrooms, kitchen and living room, with hardwood floors, washer/dryer hookup and 2 egresses. The second unit is 2 level unit offering 2 bedrooms,with the possibility of additional bedrooms in the renovated attic, kitchen, living room and laundry room with 2 egresses. If you have a large family, utilize the whole house! If looking for an investment property or help with the mortgage, it is a great rental property! Stove and refrigerator on 1st floor stay with unit. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave stay with 2nd-floor unit. Washer and Dryer are not included in the sale.
Less than 10 Minute Walk to Commuter Rail
Walking Score 90 out of 100
Two bedrooms One bath Condo with 1,094 square feet of living space
Delightful condo in 3-unit Victorian just minutes from downtown Gloucester. With sun-filled rooms on three levels, this two bedroom, one full bath unit is a perfectly appointed condo with the feel of a single family home that has been completely redesigned and renovated to offer a charming retreat in one of New England’s most attractive coastal communities while retaining its original fin de siecle woodwork and other architectural details. The unit has a spacious living room with exposed beams, original fireplace, and many custom features, as well as a beautifully appointed kitchen with a back door leading out to shared bluestone patio and driveway. A generous and inviting deck is accessed from one of the bedrooms or from the ground level. Centrally located and within walking distance of all that Gloucester has to offer including easy access to area waterways, parks and recreation and MBTA commuter rail to Boston and all major routes. Deeded off-street parking. Pet-friendly.
Less than 10 min walk to Commuter Rail
Walking Score of 80 out of 100
Two Bedroom One Bath Condo with 2 off street parking
994 Square feet of living space
This bright, sunny 2 bedroom unit with a bonus room for an office space or walk in closet is located half a mile to the Commuter rail and 4 miles to Crane Beach. There is so much value here with features including hardwood floors, tall ceilings, fireplaced living room, updated kitchen with exposed brick, granite counter tops, tiled bathroom with deep soaking tub, 2 car parking, low condo fee, basement storage, laundry hookups exclusively for the use of unit 3 (no coin-op or shared laundry!) all in a pet friendly building. Make your appointment to see this beautiful property in Historic Ipswich today
9 Min walk to Commuter Rail Ipswich
Walking Score 71 out of 100
Three bedrooms Two Bathroom with five off street parking spots
2,571 square feet of living space
Single Family Home
Delightful updated New England Colonial located in a lovely residential neighborhood near downtown. Large expanded open concept kitchen and living area boasts hardwood floors, cathedral and beamed ceilings, fireplace, window seats and more. The chef’s kitchen has granite counters, a center island, and stainless steel appliances. The second level has HW firs, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, second bedroom, and a very large bathroom. There is an expanded third-floor bedroom. The lower level has been finished into a playroom and music room not counted in the square footage. All major systems have been updated. Nature’s beauty will delight you in this lovely large yard and patio. Close to downtown shops, restaurants, commuter rail, and The Ipswich River. Minutes to Crane Beach and as a resident you are eligible for a coveted beach sticker
Less than 15 Minute Walk from Commuter Rail Station Ipswich Station
Walking Score 56 out of 100
Two Bedroom Two full bath Condo
944 Square Feet of Living space
Stimulated along Newburyport’s historic High Street. This condo is a located just a short stroll from Newburyport’s downtown restaurants, boutiques, & marinas. These units open concept living area accompanied by its custom butcher-block island adds to its unique appeal. Natural light pours through the skylights which brighten up the entire living area. The master bedroom offers two large closets and a master bath. The guest bedroom holds its own unique appeal. An in-unit laundry closet completes the setting. Pets are welcome, parking is exclusive and there is even extra storage located on the lower level. This unit is also close to many area amenities, highways, and the commuter rail.
Less than 20 min walk to Commuter Rail
Walking Score 89 out of 100
Three Bedroom 2 full bath with Three full parking space located in Single Family home
1,485 square feet
Super desirable & scenic Foster’s Pond home. This location is a commuters dream – easy access to train, town, zip right into Boston. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen opens to a deck overlooking a large yard for BBQ’s, gardening, fun or just relaxing & enjoying nature & the water view. Brand new w/w carpeting on the second floor. The detached garage features lots of extra storage, plus you have large basement awaiting your plans. Close to commuter rail and Swampscott High School. Access to park and trails, canoe, ice fishing, and skating. This is a great value in much desirable Swampscott with a location that doesn’t come along often.
Less than 20 min walk to Commuter Rail
Walking Score 40 out of 100
Three Bedroom Three Bath with One-half Bath in a Single Family Home
four off street parking spots
2,498 of square footage
Immaculate Colonial within walking distance to schools, park and commuter rail! This lovingly maintained home features the perfect blend of rich period details and renovations throughout. French doors, crown moldings, and gleaming hardwood flooring. Beautiful newer kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, and custom cabinets. The first floor includes spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, and home office or play room. The second floor features well-appointed bedrooms with beautiful light fixtures, additional bathroom and an incredible master suite with full bath. Huge finished basement with additional full bath.
9 Minute walk from Commuter Rail Swampscott
Walking Score 66 out of 100
Three bedrooms 2 full bath Townhouse Loft Space with Two Full parking spots
2,477 square feet of living space
A Commuter’s Dream! The distinctive architecture is one of the many special features you will find throughout this light-filled condo. Original wood beams, soaring ceilings, stained glass, an open floor plan and cook’s kitchen are among many other unique aspects of this beautiful updated Loft. Minutes to the beach, restaurants, shops and Commuter Rail
3 Minute Walk to Commuter Rail
Walking Score 79 out of 100
If you would like more information about any of these listing or would like to set up an appointment and talking about your home search on the North Shore then contact me.