The Greater Boston Area is know for its connection to maritime history for which "The Bay State" nickname comes from. In addition to Boston's rich trade history as a colony, early destinations that were hubs of commerce up and down the coast of the state. Although the winter months are upon us you might be thinking of beach real estate locales in your future for next spring and summer move-ins. The warmer weather always brings fun times in the surf and sand and many of the area's finest places to play are great places to live. Below is a short list of top choices if you are a land lover by day with a wild nautical side.
Top Five Boston Areas to Live in Near the Beach
#1 The Waterfront:
The expansive waterfront area includes parts of downtown Boston and much more. All of the major boating activity like Rowes
Wharf, India Wharf, The South Market, The Aquarium, Christopher Columbus Park and other water themed fun are all served by the waterfront. Summer brings the annual Tall Ships and races and other fun events. A blend of luxury living and sea faring dreams awaits you in these neighborhoods.
#2 South Boston:
Quickly becoming the go to destination for young professionals and the alternative to those not wanting to deal with the hassle of Cape Cod, "Southie
" continues to evolve and grow. There are excellent values on homes and condos all in close proximity to downtown Boston. Copious beachfront places like Castle Island, South Bay Harbor Walk, the revitalized Fan Pier and the still emerging Seaport Boulevard make this a home for great fun by the water.
"The City of Presidents" is just twenty minutes south of Boston and is not just one of the cradles of early American history. Quincy features the best of city living feel and private homes. The three small towns that make up the city are lined with terrific restaurants, cultural diversity, miles beaches for family fun and frolicking in the warmer months. Two particular big draws are on either end of town are Marina Bay's upscale elegance and boating culture and the Fore River Shipyard and the USS Salem (retired) which houses the US Naval Shipbuilding Museum.
Long known for its great stretches of beachfront property, proximity to major transportation and a place to raise families, Revere has a magnetic affect on its residents and many fans. The small town is close enough to commute to Boston easily has cool cultural cache as well. Best of all Revere has almost 900 acres of open water or wetlands to enjoy and often has some of the best deals on condos in the entire Greater Boston Area.
Winthrop is a bit of a dark horse on this list, but is up and coming as a go to place to live and play near the water. Known more formally as Winthrop-By-The-Sea, the area is known for seven top beaches and summer festivals and events that go with them. Not only does Winthrop have pure New England charm working for it, it also a stones throw to downtown Boston. In addition to breath-taking ocean views, the city has seasonal cruises, the Boston Harbor Islands National Parklands