South End Apartments

The Girard Almost Ready For Move In

The Girard

The Girard in South End’s popular SoWa District is almost complete and leasing has begun.

The new construction building features 160 luxury apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, with a large range of resident amenities.

Residents can enjoy a wifi workbar, private meeting rooms, top-floor and rooftop common areas and a fitness center.

The Girard Living Room

The apartments will feature high-end finishes with a focus on contemporary design and a rich background of influences.

The floor plans are open and feature large windows and modern touches.

There will be two floors of retail space as well as a gallery showcasing work from local artists.

The Girard

The Girard will also include a two-level underground garage for residents.

The exterior is now complete and move in will begin this fall.

Contact our advisors for more information about The Girard or other South End developments. 

Fuji Brings Asian Fare to Ink Block

Fuji at Ink Block

Ink Block is not only one of the most exciting new residential developments this year, but it has continued to bring with it a huge range of new restaurants and exciting retail space.

Fuji at Ink Block Map

One of the newest additions is Fuji at Ink Block, scheduled to open on August 1st.

Fuji brings with it a fleet of sushi boats, fine Asian fare, Sichuan entrees, soups, salads, dumplings and even more.

The JP Fuji Group ventured into the Boston restaurant world almost 20 years ago and this is an exciting addition coming to the South End.

The group began in Quincy and now have nine restaurants throughout the area, with this new addition at Ink Block making it 10.

Once the restaurant opens you can experience all of the delicious food from 11am to 1am seven days a week.

Contact us for more information about making Ink Block your new home!

New Urban Park Coming to the South End

South End Urban Park development

An exciting new urban park is coming to the South End thanks to the developers of the popular Ink Block community.

National Development, along with MassDOT, are planning to revitalize a long-neglected area of the city, according to the Boston Herald.

Beneath a raised portion of Interstate 93, there are plans to create a new park complete with: a boardwalk, waterside performance space, basketball court, bike paths, a dog park and a community event space.

The I-93 underpass between Albany Street and Frontage Road is known for high levels of crime, however through this redevelopment they hope to bridge the South End and South Boston and transform the space.

This urban park will compliment the new development in the area and offer a new and exciting community space.

South End Urban park Plans

The park opening schedule and list of activities is expected to be announced next spring and will hold a minimum of 24 events a year.

The popular South End Open Market that is currently held at Ink Block could also potentially relocate to the park once it is complete.

The park will encourage pedestrian and bike traffic, while the boardwalk will specifically provide a connection between the South End and South Boston by connecting to an exciting walkway to South Station.

Plans also include a 24-hour parking lot for 176 cars.

Find out more information about living at Ink Block here. Contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com today to find out about all of the new developments in the South End!

The Lucas is Already 80% Sold

The Lucas South End Condo

The Lucas may still be under construction, but the iconic building coming to the South End is already 80% sold.

This boutique building on Shawmut Avenue is being built into the beautiful facade of an 1880’s church.

Demolition began in 2015 where a significant section of the church was removed while the outside walls remain and be carefully restored as a part of the new development.

The 33 units that make up the development range from one to four bedrooms and include high end luxury finishes throughout.

The Lucas will also have a concierge, a gym, a resident lounge and direct access elevators to most units.

The building is expected to be complete by April 2017.

Check out a video of part of the demolition below:

To find out more information before all of the units are sold please contact: contact@advisorsliving.com.

345 Harrison Development Has Broken Ground

345 Harrison Ave South End

Ground has officially been broken for the new development at 345 Harrison Avenue in the South End.

The proposal outlines two residential buildings with 602 rental units and ground floor retail space and construction has officially begun.

The location of the new development is right on the edge of the Chinatown and Downtown neighborhoods.

345 Harrison

The project aims to enhance the surrounding area as well as bringing more residential units to the South End.

The two buildings will be 14 and 13 stories with an open pedestrian walkway between the two buildings.

345 Harrison is conveniently located along major MBTA bus routes and close to the Silver Line, close to the other new development, Ink Block.

The building will include an underground parking garage with space for 275 cars and 325 bicycles along William Mullins Way.

The building is still looking for name suggestions, asking for suggestions to be tweeted using the hashtag #Lovefor345Name and #Lovefor345Amenity.

345 Harrison is expected to be open in early 2018 and pre-leasing has already begun.

Contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com for more info!

Boston’s Best Outdoor Spring Spaces

Boston Spring Spaces Parks

Whether it’s biking, running, kayaking, playing or just walking, neighborhoods around Boston have a great selection and range of outdoor spring spaces. Now that the weather is warming up it’s the perfect excuse to get out there ahead of the summer crowds.

Cambridge 

Just outside of the hustle of Boston, Cambridge has a selection of parks and paths to help you get some fresh air. You can get onto the 18-mile Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path and follow it down the Charles River. You’ll pass through plenty of parks along the way and some great skyline views.

For those more interested in staying in one place, Magazine Beach offers 15-acres of public park on the banks of the Charles River.

Beacon Hill

Located between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge, Community Boating Inc is the nation’s oldest public sailing center. Open to all ages and abilities it is the perfect place to learn to sail or hone your skills. Spring open houses are the perfect time to get involved.

South End

What was once an open landfill is now six miles of beautiful paths, canoeing spots, athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic areas. Millennium Park is a lively spot for residents of the South End and beyond thanks to its close proximity to Downtown Boston.

Fenway & Back Bay

Recreational docks line the Charles River through Fenway and Back Bay thanks to the Esplanade Association. Open for fishing, picnicking, lounging or exercise, these are mini-retreats from a tourist-filled area of the city, especially when the sun is out.

West End

The Charles Bank Park has something for every age, including, a playground, wading pool and tennis courts. Catering mostly to families with children, this is a perfect escape in the West End.

Check out all of the activities and areas across the Esplanade on the Charles River.

South End Open Market debuts at InkBlock

South End Open Markets at Ink Block

The beginning of May marks the opening of the South End Open Market at InkBlock.

Operated by New England Open Markets, this eclectic collection of food and art has relocated to the newly developed Ink Block neighborhood.

Residents and visitors to the South End can enjoy the market every Sunday from May to October. There will be 15 to 20 of Boston’s best food trucks serving up something from every kind of cuisine. The South End Farmers Market is the perfect place to get locally grown produce, flowers, plants and gourmet speciality items. When you’ve had enough food the South End Arts Market features everything handmade from the top makers and designers in the region.

With the opening of the 13th season for the South End Open Market, the new location highlights the incredible residential space and adds an exciting event for residents and visitors every Sunday.

For full details and list of vendors please visit New England Open Markets.

Which of the three InkBlock buildings is perfect for you? Read about them all here.

Condo Prices Rise Above Single-Family Homes

Millennium Tower Skyline- Rising Condo Prices

Condo prices around Massachusetts are higher than the prices of single-family homes for the first time in 4 years.

The Warren Group reports that this is only the second time in 20 years that this has occurred. The median condo price has increased by over 10% to $320,000 in March while the median price of a single-family home has decreased to $315,000.

This is good news for all the luxury condo developments popping up around Boston, while new single-family home construction and sales have slowed since 2012.

The CEO of The Warren Group, Timothy M. Warren Jr., said in the report, “The many luxury units coming online in Greater Boston have clearly had an outsize effect on the market, while the median price of a single-family home has dipped slightly in recent months. It’s certainly good news for the condo developers currently in permitting or under construction.”

The growth of new luxury condo developments is definitely evident within Boston. Some of the most notable include: Mosaic on the Riverway, 10 Farnsworth Street, the Winthrop Square Proposals, Millennium Tower and more being proposed or under construction.

Read the full report on Boston Business Journal.

The Price of Boston Parking Spaces

Boston residents are willing to pay a hefty price for prime parking, but just how much do these prices vary throughout the city?

A report by the real estate research site NeighborhoodX breaks down the purchase price of various Boston parking spaces throughout some of the most popular residential areas. The prices range from $50,000 in South End to the most expensive on the list, $390,000 in Beacon Hill.

With Beacon Hill being one of the city’s most sought after residential neighborhoods, it’s no surprise you’ll have to pay top dollar to park there too. The Brimmer Street Garage parking spaces generally range from $250,000 to $390,000.

Back Bay parking follows close behind, with the most expensive spaces on Marlborough St. priced at $305,000, approximately $1,743/sq.ft. There are a few cheaper options in this area as well, with a spot purchased on Newbury Street for $108,500.

Downtown is right in the middle, with a parking space purchase price of $105,000. The cheapest parking spot sales happened in the South End, ranging from $50,000 to $87,500.

Find your new home in these locations and more with Advisors Living. Email us for more information at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Transforming Boston Train Stations

Back Bay Station

Three major real estate developments are set to transform three of the biggest Boston train stations: North Station, Back Bay Station and South Station.

The Boston Globe reported that these complex projects will bring with them residential towers, retail complexes, parking garages, improved train stations and even potentially one of the tallest buildings in the city. To keep up to date on the latest information regarding all of these new developments as they happen click here.

Developer Boston Properties has created a vision for the transformation of Back Bay Station, including three towers of 26, 28 and 34 stories rising above the station. Not far from the One Dalton luxury residences, this trio would include approximately 600 residences, retail and office space. The whole area would total around 1.26 million square feet and would reconnect Back Bay and the South End.

While the ambitious Back Bay project may be a few years away, Boston Properties along with Delaware North have already begun the project planned for North Station. The Hub at Causeway includes a 38-story residential tower, a large retail complex, restaurants, offices, hotels and an improved station.

South Station is also facing exciting change and could finally see one of the city’s biggest towers from the Houston developer Hines. The two tower project could reach 677-feet and is being developed to include more housing while also including office space and hotels.

Follow these new developments as they happen with Advisors Living. Email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.