Massachusetts is an expensive place to call home. Buyers who wanted to make homeownership a reality needed to look at other parts that offered easy access to Boston and gave them the square footage they wanted. Buyers who are priced out of Boston might find the solution to their problems is the South Shore. Experts in 2017 said that South Shore was going to become a very popular place for buyers to call home. A few weeks ago I was speaking to our South Shore office that has joined Gibson Sotheby’s they have found that trend has become very true.
South Shore Towns
Quincy, Hingham, Scituate, North Scituate, Cohasset have been mentioned as popular places for homeowners to consider to buy a home. Buyers who wanted to buy in Boston and Cambridge are migrating to South Shore. City buyers are not the only ones taking a second look at South Shore people from Cape Cod are looking to buy in this area of mass. Many people on the cape are looking at the South Shore as a great solution for an in-town place.
New Developments is going into the area. The median Sale for Plymouth County is $385,000 and the average sale price was $453,957 which is way under what you would see in Boston or Cambridge.
Condo Home prices in Scituate MA begin at $399,000 and top out at $1,400,000. Condo Homes offer much more generous square footage even at the low end. A home on the South Shore can be anywhere from 1100 square feet to 1900 square feet. If you are looking at single family homes you can look at prices starting at $299,000 for about 1600 square feet or as high as $4,950,000 and offers 5826 square feet of living space.
Commute to Boston
Buyer’s in all price ranges will find more value when looking for a home on the south shore versus Boston or Cambridge, it does come with some sacrifices. South Shore is much more spread out so homeowners might see a commute longer in some South Shore towns especially if you drive, however, many towns either have a Ferry or Commuter rail that will cut your commute time down. Here are a few homes that offer character and charm and ample living space. If you want more information on any of these homes or thinking the South Shore is the solution to finding a home in your price range please contact me.
Properties on South Shore
Elegant Stately Historic Tudor Home lovingly and meticulously restored by owners and is an extraordinary family property. Built-in 1893 as a private library for the town of Scituate. Grand Formal Living Room reveals a soaring cathedral ceiling, double chandeliers, and inviting fireplace. The room is magnificent and warm. Sweeping Brazilian Cherry Bridal Staircase and intricately-carved wooden arches. Open Space Kitchen flows to Cathedral Ceiling Dining Room with outside view of patio and fountain. Brand new Kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, quartz countertops. Comfortable Family Room leads to a patio for relaxing and entertaining. Music Room. Loft/game room. Office with cherry cabinets and ceiling hides a bar in a London- look telephone booth for a bit of whimsy. The surrounding stone wall borders the 100 acres Ellis Estate conservation land. A magnificent historic property and comfortable family home. “Scituate Gem”.Walk to train for the commute to Boston
Baileys Island Masterpiece. Approached by a causeway, this stunning shingle-style home is set on high and encompassed by acres of billowing saltmarsh, woodlands, and the waterfront. Boardwalks meander through the saltmarsh to a private dock and spectacular granite outcroppings…Designed by renowned architect Sally Weston, this significant, waterfront home has unequaled attention to detail and craftsmanship. Casual elegance sets the tone; gracious foyer leads to fireplaced living room, elegant formal dining room with wine room and butler’s pantry. The kitchen is the heart of this exquisite home with center island, baking room, banquette dining area and open to comfy, fireplaced family room. Sunroom leads to bluestone terraces and covered porches. An octagonal study, plant room…Master bedroom suite with sitting room, children/guest bedrooms, studio/crafts room. Tennis court, radiant floor heating, Bocce court, and 40×50 versatile barn with office, bath…Minutes to train/boat to Boston
Overlooking the Gulf River, and conservation land across the Gulf known as Supper Island, on seven magnificent acres, this one-of-a-kind French Country Estate, known as Unicorn Cottage, built by Edward Cunningham in 1923, is a true world class residence offering the utmost in privacy, serenity and stunning water views inside and out. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society has awarded the garden a Gold Medal for a Four Season Garden. An allee of pear trees welcomes guests to the formal courtyard entry of this Stone Masterpiece, with its grand formal spaces and family-friendly rustic casual spaces. A home and grounds unmatched in any of the Greater Boston coastal towns!
Welcome to Kingsview! Exquisite Victorian home situated on two private acres along the ocean! Winner of HGTV’s Classic Ultimate House Hunt, this landmark home features turn of the century details that blend seamlessly with high-end renovations. Magnificent Little Harbor and ocean views from almost every room! Glass conservatory with radiant heat, five gas fireplaces, custom kitchen with Habersham cabinetry and a luxurious master suite that includes a balcony overlooking the Atlantic. Enjoy the ever-changing seasonal views from the sweeping wrap around porches, stroll through the beautiful gardens that are featured in the American Home Gardens Program at the Smithsonian. Imagine your family and friends relaxing poolside, enjoying the ocean breezes and grilling at the outdoor kitchen. Swim, fish, kayak or tube on “The Run”. Easy living in an amazing location, this home is the perfect blend of luxurious coastal living.
LOCATION! COVETED DERBY ACADEMY neighborhood! Casual elegance defines the 1st-floor offering gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, white cabinets, and dining area adjoining fireplaced family room. Library w/built-ins, living room, dining room with Butler’s pantry, and gracious two-story foyer complete the tasteful first floor. Palatial master suite w/luxurious marble bath w/steam shower, unsurpassed dressing-room/custom closet, & gas fireplace; 3 spacious bedrooms w/baths ensuite, & laundry occupy the impressive second floor. A generous walk-out lower level provia des full bath, playroom, exercise room, & media room suitable for extra sleeping quarters. Your personal oasis awaits you outdoors with heated pool and spa framed with custom bluestone patio, stone walls, perfectly manicured landscape, fenced-in yard & gas fireplace! Derby Academy, Square, and Harbor are a short walk from this enviable corner lot! Short drive to Commuter Rail and Shipyard for Commuter Boat.