Here’s a look at 47 Mount Vernon Street, on sale for $1.7 million. It includes first floor and basement space totaling 2,286 square feet. More photos and info can be found here.
Back Bay Apartments
Beacon Hill real estate
South End real estate
A quick look at some Boston proper neighborhood apartment listings and why owners may want to consider price reductions:
Back Bay – 130 Commonwealth Avenue – 505 days on the market.
Back Bay – 290 Commonwealth Avenue rent price $2,900.00 – 249 days on the market.
Beacon Hill – 37 Beacon Street #21 rent price $4,500 – 270 days on the market.
Beacon Hill – 1 Primus Avenue #12 rent price $3,200 – 253 days on the market.
South End – 1313 Washington Street #323 rent price $3,900 – 271 days on the market.
Looking for commercial Beacon Hill real estate on Charles Street to rent? We have one retail space available. For more information call John Ford at 617-595-3712.
I hope when Beacon Hill installs the handicapped ramps they don’t make this mistake.
Joan Vennochi thinks the brouhaha over new sidewalk ramps on Beacon Hill is partly political payback, courtesy of Mayor Walsh, who got less than 20 percent of the vote on Beacon Hill last election.
Now it’s really war.
The Beacon Hill Civic Association is suing the city over installation of concrete handicapped ramps at intersections throughout the neighborhood.
Obviously, it’s important to make the neighborhood handicapped accessible — and if changes have to be made, they have to be made.
But we’re talking about really ugly ramps that they’re installing (click here to see these brutes). Couldn’t they find something more aesthetically and historically acceptable and do they really need so many?
Say what you will about opponents. But they’re actually trying to preserve the historic nature of a district, not make life miserable for the disabled. Let’s hope a common-sense compromise is found.
Ford Realty has an exclusive on a Beacon Hill residential building for sale. Asking price $1,850,000.
For more information contact Lawrence O’Connor at 617-785-6188. You can also reach Lawrence at 617-720-5454.
In the last 30 days MLS reported 11 Beacon Hill apartment price reductions.
Beacon Hill pundits Karen Cord Taylor and Stephen Quigley are not impressed with Mayor Walsh’s argument for concrete handicapped-accessible sidewalk ramps in the neighborhood.
Karen: “What the mayor hasn’t learned is that this matter is barely about bricks. Instead it is about a dictatorial public works department that decided to destroy a city’s historic fabric with no consultation with a neighborhood. It is about a mayor who heard only one side of a story.”
Stephen: “On Thursday night, Mayor Martin Walsh went before the residents of Beacon Hill to deliver his decision on the handicap accessible ramps that need to be installed in the sidewalks. He knew that his decision was not going to be well received, but he went to deliver the message himself rather than send his department chief. He deserves credit for that action. However, his decision, while motivated by the highest of principles, is wrong.”
Photo above via Erik’s post at UnitBoston.com. Erik makes some excellent points.
File under: Sidewalk Wars