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Posted by Hillman Homes on 6/20/2018


One of the oldest neighborhoods of Boson is Charlestown, home to the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and the Bunker Hill Monument.


The Charlestown peninsula was the site of the battle of Bunker Hill, named for a hill at the northwest end of the peninsula. The British troops unloaded at Moulton's Point and some of the battle took place at Breeds Hill, overlooking the harbor.


Charlestown is now mainly residential with two waterfront marinas, Shipyard Quarters Marina and Constitution Marina. Also, is home to major institutions such as Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Bunker Hill Community College. 


Points of interest

  • Freedom Trail | Ends at the Bunker Hill Monument
  • The USS Constitution | Oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy, docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard
  • The Navy Yard | ran by the National Park Service helping preserve the history.
  • Warren Tavern | Said to be one of Paul Revere's favorite taverns


Movies Filmed in Charlestown

  • Blown Away, 1994
  • Good Will Hunting, 1997
  • Celtic Pride, 1999
  • Mystic River, 2003
  • The Departed, 2006
  • Townies, 2009
  • OxyMorons, 2010


Looking for a central area in Boston for your next home? The Charlestown area and it's neighboring cities are a great option. Give us a call today, we'll help you map out the area to find your dream home!





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Posted by Hillman Homes on 6/13/2018

 

Spring Hill is the name of a ridge in the central part of the city of Somerville and the residential neighboorhood that sits atop of it.


In 1989 a part of the Spring Hill neighboorhood is listed on the National Register of Historical places. The Historic District of Spring Hill stretches from Central, Summer, Atherton, and Spring Streets. 


Spring Hill was developed primarily as a residential neighboorhood with several structures that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places: 


  • The Alexander Foster House, an Italianate style house on Laurel Street built in 1860
  • The House at 16-18 Preston Road, a Colonial Revival triple decker built in 1910
  • The Enoch Robinson Round House is a cylindrical, wood frame residential building on Atherton Street built in 1856.
  • The Joseph K. James House, a Colonial Revival triple decker built in 1910
  • The Martin W. Carr School, built in 1898 since has been converted to condominiums 
  • The Lemuel Snow Jr. House, a Queen Anne Style house built in 1890


Love historical cities and scenic architecture? We have a lovely condo for sale in Spring Hill, give us a call today for a showing! 




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 6/6/2018


The South End is made up of mostly mid-nineteenth century bow fronts - rows of five-story, red brick structures used for both residential and commercial. 


Today the South End is a Boston Landmark District, being named on the National Register of Historic Places. Being North America's largest extant Victorian residential district. The South End Historical Society continuously works on the matters of historic preservation. 


Perks of living in the South End area are the eleven residential parks, three public libraries, and the Animal Rescue league founded in 1899. Also, the South End has 5 primary and secondary schools providing education from Kindergarten through grade 12.


Fun Fact: Until the 1950's the Sound End and bordering Roxbury area was a jazz mecca, with many clubs including Wally's Paradies that is the only venue to have survived to present day.


Are you a fan of Victorian architecture? Maybe a jazz guru? Either way, the South End has much to offer from the buildings to shopping to convenience and public transit. Give us a call today we'll find your new home!




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 4/25/2018


Malden originally called the “Mistick Side” was settled in 1640 by the Puritans on land purchased from the Pennacook Tribe. The city was named Malden after Maldon, England.


During the American Revolution, early on over 1,000+ citizens took part in resisting the oppression of Britain. Boycotting the consumption of tea in 1770; Also, being the first town to petition the colonial government to withdraw from the British Empire.


In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state in the United States to issue same-sex marriage licenses! A same-sex Malden couple was the first to marry in Massachusetts.


Malden is a great area for the commuter! Being central to multiple major highways and being serviced by the Orange Line, multiple buses, and even a stop on the Commuter Rail.


Are you looking for your next home? Maybe you’d like to live on the edge of the city without quite being right in it? Malden has a great sense of living in the city feel with the suburban vibes, give us a call today we’ll walk you through the buying process!




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 4/11/2018

 

Worcester Massachusetts named after Worcester, England was named #62 out of 125 of the best places to live in the USA. (Boston #25 and Springfield #59) Worcester is known as the “Heart of Commonwealth” due to it’s central location – making a heart the official symbol of the city.


On July 14, 1776 British General Thomas Gage gave the first public reading in Massachusetts of the Declaration of Independence from the porch of the Old South Church, where the 19th Worcester City Hall is today.


Worcester is known for many first and inventions:


  • Esther Howland began the first line of Valentine’s Day cards from her Worcester home. (1847)

  • Loring Coes invented the first monkey wrench.
  • New England Candle Pin bowling was invented by Justin White. (1879)

  • Russell Hawes created the first envelope folding machine.

  • Lee Richmond pitched the first perfect game in Major League baseball history for the Worcester Ruby Legs. (1880)


Want to live in this top rated city of firsts? Give us a call, we’ll help you find your new home!




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