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If your children have left the nest, you may find yourself with much more room than you need. Maybe it’s time to consider moving to a smaller home or relocating to a more convenient location.

North Boston empty-nesters should consider more factors than just less space when house hunting. Neighborhoods ranked high for empty-nesters feature landscaping and parks that encourage outdoor activity like walking and biking. Empty-nesters are moving into a new phase of life. Look for a home near amenities that will allow you to make new connections such as cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Charlestown

Charlestown is a small and unique community inside greater Boston. It lies on the banks of the Boston Harbor and the Mystic River. You will find residents of all ages among the local shops and restaurants along Main Street. Important landmarks include the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Charleston Naval Yard.

Charlestown is a walker-friendly community. Stroll the streets and explore its naval history and Irish roots. Outdoor activities include tennis courts in the Charlestown Navy Yard and swimming at the Clougherty Pool on Bunker Hill Street. With so much history packed into one town, you’re sure to find many historic residences. Charlestown is home to many Colonial and Victorian era homes, as well as, condominiums and apartments.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $691,878
Average Price/Square Foot: $644

Somerville

If you are moving from a home in the suburbs or the country, you will find urban living in this area northwest of Boston especially delightful. Art, gourmet dining, nightlife, and Assembly Row shopping keep the area young and vibrant. Assembly Row, a neighborhood along the Mystic River, has much to offer with its shopping scene and six-acre riverfront park.

Union Square is one of many historic neighborhoods in the area and offers historic sites dating back to early America. Reward all your hard working parenting years with a made-from-scratch gourmet doughnut from Union Square Donuts, which is located in the Union Square neighborhood. Don’t worry, you’ll walk it off seeing everything packed into this four-square-mile neighborhood, and with a trip to the climbing gym at Brooklyn Boulders.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $635,140
Average Price/Square Foot: $527

Check out the below links for just a few of the condo communities that Somerville has to offer:

Cambridge

Cambridge is comprised of several unique neighborhoods each has its own flavor and character. Cambridge is a historic community with most of its housing dating back prior to WWII, making it one of the most historic communities in the country.

Kendall Square has a corporate feel with trendy restaurants and coffee shops, and relatively new apartment homes and condos sprinkled in. Central Square has an urban feel with many residences and restaurants along Massachusetts Avenue. Cambridgeport has desirable residential areas near the river, which make it popular to those who like being close to the city and close to nature.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $809,839
Average Price/Square Foot: $704

Check out just a few of the condo communities that Cambridge has to offer below:

Back Bay

Back Bay is considered one of the most appealing neighborhoods in America. Vintage homes, chic restaurants, and unique shops line Back Bay’s main streets. Take a long stroll down Newbury Street, Boylston Street, or Commonwealth Avenue where it is not uncommon to spot a celebrity or two. Sign up for yoga classes at Yogaworks adjacent to the Boston Public Gardens.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $1,681,395
Average Price/Square Foot: $1,136

Check out just a few of the condo communities that Cambridge has to offer below:

Brookline

Only minutes from downtown Boston, Brookline is filled with small town charm. If you love to people watch, you’ll love hanging out at Coolidge Corner. If you relish history, you’ll revel in the surroundings of seven historic districts. Stay in shape with a variety of walking tours. Brookline has a great mix of home styles including apartments, condos, single-family homes, and senior homes.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $916,239
Average Price/Square Foot: $639

Check out just a few of the condo communities below that Brookline has to offer below:

Seaport

Gone are the barren waterfront of parking lots, the Seaport District is quickly becoming one of the hottest areas in Boston. Locally dubbed “Southie,” the Seaport district has finally been enhanced by many developers to become one of Boston’s most sought after areas to retire.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Harborwalk or hang out for lunch at any of the new restaurants that have recently moved in.  Stop at Legal Harborside Floor 1, or check out a more casual eatery at Liberty Wharf.  Enjoy an exhibit at the ICA, or go for a cruise on the Spirit of Boston.  All-in-all, you are sure to be wowed by all that the new Seaport has to offer.

Average Sale Price of Condo: $1,279,791
Average Price/Square Foot: $1,005

Links to condo communities:

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