neighborhoods: DreamTown Finder: What's Your Massachusetts Dream Town? - 01/21/14 11:46 PM
 
Dream Town Massachusetts
from Boston.com

Everyone has a dream town: a place they long to live, a place they live already, or even a place they have yet to find.
The Boston Globe sought to match its readers with their dream towns with its Dreamtown Finder. The online tool asks users their priorities and then matches them with their ideal Massachusetts community based on a wide array of data.
Everyone has a different set of criteria, of course, but the factors we chose for the tool include the following: schools (SAT scores), fun (movie theaters, restaurants), hipster (number of colleges, Starbucks, … (10 comments)

neighborhoods: The Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts - 10/01/13 08:11 AM
The Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Pinehills is a community of homes set in the third-largest pine ecosystem in the world. In just over ten years, more than 1,700 homes have been built by a variety of builders. Each area has its own feel, its own style, and a slightly different package of amenities that come with the houses.
At the center of the Pinehills is a golf course. Oh, that's right, THREE golf courses. Two of these are 18-hole courses at the Pinehills Golf Club, one designed by Rees Jones and the other by Nicklaus Golf. These are public, daily … (7 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Powder Point - 09/27/13 12:44 PM
Powder Point, Duxbury

The Powder Point neighborhood in Duxbury has two main roads that encircle the peninsula. King Caesar Road runs down the south side to the Gurnet Bridge, and Powder Point Avenue runs back along the north side toward the center of Duxbury.
The Gurnet Bridge is often called the Powder Point Bridge, or even the Duxbury Bridge.   It's the wooden bridge that leads from the end of Powder Point to the Duxbury Beach.
Powder Point is entirely residential single-family homes. There are families here whose lineage goes back 11 generations to the Mayflower, Myles Standish and the … (7 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Standish Shores - 09/27/13 12:37 PM
Standish Shores, Duxbury

The Standish Shores neighborhood is a private, quiet peninsula in Duxbury. Captain Myles Standish lived here, in an area that was known in the 1600s as the Nook. Now a monument to Captain Standish stands in the middle of a state park bearing his name on Standish Shores. The monument is visible to boats and helps mariners navigate the waters off Duxbury and Plymouth Bay.
Standish Road forms a loop, connecting with Crescent Street. The other main road, Marshall Avenue, dead ends near the shoreline. Standish Road empties into the traffic circle at Hall's Corner. It occupies the … (5 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Snug Harbor - 09/27/13 12:23 PM
Snug Harbor, Duxbury

The Snug Harbor neighborhood is on Duxbury Bay in the center of Washington Street. The nearest cross street is Harrison Street. Washington Street runs along the north half of the shoreline in Duxbury from Powder Point to Hall's Corner. Bay Road runs along the southern half of the shoreline.
Snug Harbor is a public focal point for local activity in Duxbury. Several popular shops make their home here, including the ever-popular French Memories bakery. On a warm day, there's nothing more pleasant than sitting on the deck with a scone and coffee. 
The harbor itself, and the … (0 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Duxbury Middle and Duxbury High School - 09/27/13 12:08 PM
The Middle and High School neighborhood, Duxbury

The campus of the Duxbury Middle School and the Duxbury High School is on St. George Street, east of Tremont Street (Route 3A). For the moment, the High School is on one side of the street and the Middle School is on the other side, along with the playing fields and the Percy Walker swimming pool. In 2014, the new, and astonishing, co-located Middle and High School will open up for students on the same campus.
The Duxbury High School is ranked #10 in Massachusetts by U.S. News. You can read more about … (1 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Tinkertown - 09/27/13 11:58 AM
Tinkertown, Duxbury

The Duxbury neighborhood of Tinkertown is an area on the southwest side of Duxbury. The area runs along both sides of Elm Street and Tobey Garden, north of Tremont Street, from Tremont Street up to the Route 3 overpass.
Tinkertown was established in 1757. Many tinkers and other tradesmen, especially those serving the shipbuilding trade, lived here in years past.
In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for prices between about $300,000 to $600,000.
The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School.
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neighborhoods: Duxbury neighborhood: Apple Hill Lane - 09/27/13 10:34 AM
Apple Hill Lane, Duxbury

The Duxbury neighborhood of Apple Hill Lane is a cul-de-sac neighborhood on the west side of Duxbury, near the Chandler Elementary School.  
In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for $495,000 to about $550,000.
The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School.
I lived here once, over ten years ago. It's really nice, quiet and friendly. It's surrounded by conservation land and edged with a big pond.
Many of the residents are raising their families here, or have raised … (3 comments)

neighborhoods: The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts - 09/19/13 01:25 AM
The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Pinehills is a community of homes set in the third-largest pine ecosystem in the world. In just over ten years, more than 1,700 homes have been built by a variety of builders. Each area has its own feel, its own style, and a slightly different package of amenities that come with the houses.
At the center of the Pinehills is a golf course. Oh, that's right, THREE golf courses. Two of these are 18-hole courses at the Pinehills Golf Club, one designed by Rees Jones and the other by Nicklaus Golf. These are public, … (0 comments)

neighborhoods: The Middle and High School neighborhood, Duxbury - 06/30/13 06:23 AM
The Middle and High School neighborhood, Duxbury

The campus of the Duxbury Middle School and the Duxbury High School is on St. George Street, east of Tremont Street (Route 3A). For the moment, the High School is on one side of the street and the Middle School is on the other side, along with the playing fields and the Percy Walker swimming pool. In 2014, the new, and astonishing, co-located Middle and High School will open up for students on the same campus.
The Duxbury High School is ranked #10 in Massachusetts by U.S. News. You can read more about … (7 comments)

neighborhoods: Powder Point in Duxbury - 06/30/13 05:44 AM
Powder Point, Duxbury

Powder Point in Duxbury has two main roads that encircle the peninsula. King Caesar Road runs down the south side to the Gurnet Bridge, and Powder Point Avenue runs back along the north side toward the center of Duxbury.
The Gurnet Bridge is often called the Powder Point Bridge, or even the Duxbury Bridge.   It's the wooden bridge that leads from the end of Powder Point to the Duxbury Beach.
Powder Point is entirely residential single-family homes. There are families here whose lineage goes back 11 generations to the Mayflower, Myles Standish and the Pilgrims.
Most … (2 comments)

neighborhoods: Standish Shores, Duxbury - 06/29/13 07:46 AM
Standish Shores, Duxbury

Standish Shores is a private, quiet peninsula in Duxbury. Captain Myles Standish lived here, in an area that was known in the 1600s as the Nook. Now a monument to Captain Standish stands in the middle of a state park bearing his name on Standish Shores. The monument is visible to boats and helps mariners navigate the waters off Duxbury and Plymouth Bay.
Standish Road forms a loop, connecting with Crescent Street. The other main road, Marshall Avenue, dead ends near the shoreline. Standish Road empties into the traffic circle at Hall's Corner. It occupies the center of … (4 comments)

neighborhoods: Snug Harbor, Duxbury - 06/29/13 03:55 AM
Snug Harbor, Duxbury

Snug Harbor is on Duxbury Bay in the center of Washington Street. The nearest cross street is Harrison Street. Washington Street runs along the north half of the shoreline in Duxbury from Powder Point to Hall's Corner. Bay Road runs along the southern half of the shoreline.
Snug Harbor is a public focal point for local activity in Duxbury. Several popular shops make their home here, including the ever-popular French Memories bakery. On a warm day, there's nothing more pleasant than sitting on the deck with a scone and coffee. 
The harbor itself, and the Duxbury Yacht … (4 comments)

neighborhoods: Tinkertown, Duxbury - 06/29/13 01:32 AM
Tinkertown, Duxbury

Tinkertown is an area on the southwest side of Duxbury. The area runs along both sides of Elm Street and Tobey Garden, north of Tremont Street, from Tremont Street up to the Route 3 overpass.
Tinkertown was established in 1757. Many tinkers and other tradesmen, especially those serving the shipbuilding trade, lived here in years past.
In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for prices between about $300,000 to $600,000.
The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School.
The side streets off … (0 comments)

neighborhoods: Apple Hill Lane, Duxbury - 06/29/13 01:03 AM
Apple Hill Lane, Duxbury

Apple Hill Lane is a cul-de-sac neighborhood on the west side of Duxbury, near the Chandler Elementary School.  
In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for $495,000 to about $550,000.
The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School.
I lived here once, over ten years ago. It's really nice, quiet and friendly. It's surrounded by conservation land and edged with a big pond.
Many of the residents are raising their families here, or have raised their children and still … (2 comments)

neighborhoods: Chiltonville morning, Plymouth - 04/27/13 10:27 PM
This is a photographer friend's photos of a foggy morning a few days ago in Chiltonville, a neighborhood in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Chiltonville is a quiet, secluded area famous for its horse farms and homes dating back to the time of the Pilgrims.

 

 

Contact me to arrange a private showing of any home for sale in Chiltonville.
To view more properties like this one, go to this list of Plymouth Homes for Sale.
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neighborhoods: Powder Point, Duxbury - 04/16/13 12:15 PM
A peninsula ringed by King Caesar Road and Powder Point Road, with homes along the shoreline and the upland interior, Powder Point, Duxbury, presents an exquisite, classic, traditional New England waterfront on which to live the Duxbury lifestyle. Mature trees surround the majestic, genteel homes that inhabit the quiet nooks overlooking the water. Private docks extend into the bay from three sides of the headland. Even in the gray overcast of a rainy early spring day, the point displays its charm with dignity and grace.

 At the end lies the Gurnet Bridge, leading from Powder Point to the Duxbury Beach. … (3 comments)

neighborhoods: Hall's Corner in Duxbury - 04/10/13 12:11 AM
Hall's Corner in Duxbury is the epicenter of commercial activity, and a central location that serves as a point of orientation to the delights and pleasures of this wonderful town.
Five streets meet at Hall's Corner in Duxbury. They join at a central island with a flag pole. Most drivers use proper rotary etiquette, which is to let cars to your left go first before you enter the roundabout. The other main rule is to be cautious!
Here's a short video of Hall's Corner.

 
Here's the rotary, with the central island, the flag pole, and the view looking south … (0 comments)

neighborhoods: Homes for sale on Washington Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts - 03/23/13 05:34 AM
Homes for sale on Washington Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts
There are usually a few homes for sale on Washington Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts. It is probably the single most asked-about street in town, and for good reason.
Washington Street is a long tree-lined street that hugs the shore line on the eastern edge of Duxbury. It runs from Powder Point on the north end to Standish Shores on the southern end.
On both sides of the street lie older, majestic homes that have been well-loved, well-maintained and often updated.
The long, history of these warmly adored homes is still … (0 comments)

neighborhoods: Duxbury Public Schools New Co-Located Middle School and High School - 03/22/13 06:14 AM
Duxbury Public Schools New Co-Located Middle School and High School

The Duxbury Public Schools' new co-located middle school and high school project is about 1/3 of the way through its timeline for completion. The field house should be completed this summer.
In 2011, Duxbury voters approved the design and construction of a new co-located middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). The new building will be erected behind the current middle school, and replaces the current high school (built in 1968) and middle school (built in 1960) in one efficient 21st century facility. The town will fund the project … (3 comments)

 
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