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Parking at Boston's new construction buildings

If you're familiar at all with East Boston or South Boston, then you know that the parking situation is unbearable. It's nearly impossible to park anywhere convenient to where you need to be--whether that's your home, your work, or just going out on the town. If you're tired of commuting into those neighborhoods only to be faced with astronomical parking garage fees and non-existent on-street parking, we're here to tell you that there's a better way. Why not buy a condo in a new construction building? You get your own parking space guaranteed, and many of these new high-rises are within walking distance to the major hubs or at least have access to T stations, highways, and other transportation outlets.

South Boston

All new construction buildings in South Boston now require parking. Under new zoning rules, one parking spot is required for each one-bedroom unit. For 2+ bedroom units, 1.5 parking spots are required. Additionally, developers are now required to build two-thirds more off-street parking than before, according to the Boston Globe. Here are just a few of the projects providing extra parking spaces throughout the city:

South Boston Transportation Center, currently under construction in the Seaport, will provide 1,500 new parking spots to help accommodate/alleviate the lack of parking in South Boston and Seaport.

Buildings such as 14 West Broadway offer 24-hour valet services (in addition to underground parking spaces) to accommodate lack of parking. This luxury condo building is 11 stories tall with 47 units.

Port 45 on 45 West Third Street offers one parking spot per unit. It features five stories and 105 units, with 109 garage parking spaces for residents.

150 West Broadway offers one parking spot per unit, and two parking spots for each penthouse unit. This five-story condo building will feature 30 luxury condos and 33 on-site parking spaces.

East Boston

Similarly, developers in East Boston are also accommodating parking spots in new construction buildings.

Slip65 at Clippership Wharf, slated for completion in late 2018, as well as 151 Liverpool Street, both offer one parking spot per unit. The six-story Slip 65 at Clippership Wharf, spanning 12 acres, will feature 300 garage parking spots for residents and 20 available for public use. 151 Liverpool, also six stories, will have 36 condos and corresponding parking spots.

Parking: A Growing Concern

The squeeze for parking has only been getting worse as more people clog the city streets of East Boston and South Boston. The problem is compounded in winter when the snowbanks take away more of the precious parking spots that people rely on to park at home or work. Just how many parking spaces are left in these neighborhood is anyone's guess. That's because Boston has stopped keeping track. The Massachusetts Port Authority estimated back in 2012 that there were 6,000 spaces in surface parking lots in South Boston, particularly in the Seaport District. It projected that in 2015, there would be only 750, according to the Boston Globe. Currently, no one is really sure how many there are now.

Contact Elevated Realty

How would you like to never have to worry about parking again? Call us to learn about any of the above new construction buildings in East Boston and South Boston. We're located at 174 Dorchester Street in Boston, MA 02127. Get in touch at 617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com. We would be happy to show any property to you. Just give us a call and book an appointment.

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    Is East Boston Waterfront the Next Seaport?

    In what has always been a gateway community, an adjunct to its big sister Boston and to a lesser degree the Seaport District, East Boston has quickly been shifting from forgotten sibling to the city's next big thing. Rental prices are reflecting the growing sophistication of East Boston, with average monthly rents climbing more than 40 percent in four years to hit a high of $2,255 last year, says The Boston Globe. This rise has brought the neighborhood in line with rental prices throughout the rest of Boston.

    Over the last several years, plans have been in place to add more than 1,000 new units, initially to drive down those high rent prices so it could attract the budgets of college students and budding professionals. Turns out, these modern waterfront developments are enhancing East Boston's allure as an up-and-coming community that rivals the popularity of the Seaport District next door, which is already well established as the hottest neighborhood in town. The amenities that make the Seaport District so appealing (prime waterfront location, across from downtown, right off the highway, a short T ride to the airport) are all the things that are making the same impression on the East Boston waterfront, points out Boston Magazine.

    Enter: Slip65 at Clippership Wharf

    One of those up and coming waterfront properties in East Boston is called Slip65 at Clippership Wharf. It's slated to be built between 2018 and 2019 and will be completed in two phases. Now, you can get in on the lively and beautiful energy that is Boston Harbor thanks to easy access to the serene Harborwalk area. Slip65 is the trendy place to live, with waterfront views, the latest designs, and every amenity you could want to complement your active lifestyle. It's just a five-minute water taxi ride from the Seaport or Downtown Boston. Not a bad way to travel! No traffic, no congestion, no stress. Other convenient, quick ways to get from here to there:

    • One-minute walk to the Blue Line T Stop. Get to State Street downtown in three minutes.
    • One stop to Logan Airport
    • Half mile to Downtown East Boston. Soon you'll be in the middle of the city's exploding arts and cultural scene from the Downeast Cider House to the landmark Santarpio’s Pizza. There are a number of trendy bars and the latest restaurants to choose from. It all depends on what you're in the mood for.

    Some say you can get the absolute best view of Boston from here. There are many reasons why you should get in on the ground floor for East Boston waterside living. Not only are the prices lower throughout the city, it's just a quick T ride to downtown, containing eclectic restaurants for the foodie in you and boasting a killer view of the Boston skyline, says The Boston Globe. It's no surprise, then, that East Boston is capturing the attention of young professionals, savvy families, and college kids. More and more people are making the migration across the Harbor to the next Seaport District in the making.

    Want to be a part of it? You can.

    Contact Elevated Realty

    Getting in on this amazing opportunity to become a part of this up-and-coming waterfront area is easy. Just get in touch with Elevated Realty at  617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com. Our headquarters is located at 174 Dorchester Street in Boston, MA. We would be happy to discuss the plans for Slip65 with you and book an appointment. Start looking forward to living in luxury marked by jaw-dropping views and convenient access to everything you need!

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      Why Live In East Boston? A neighborhood overview

      The up and coming neighborhood, East Boston, offers its residents an urban-suburban feel, similar to South Boston.  Eastie is a residential neighborhood with a mix of restaurants and parks.  The waterfront area of East Boston at Jeffries Point has spectacular views of Seaport District and the waterfront of Downtown Boston, only a 10-minute drive away.

      A MIX OF LUXURY RESIDENCES

      The development opportunities for luxury residences has allowed developers to make their mark in East Boston.  Taking over the waterfront in Jeffries Point and creeping its way back, you can expect to see a makeover as more luxury developments continue to spread throughout.  East Boston has a mix of small condo developments as well as large full-service residential buildings.

      RESTAURANTS & MORE

      One of East Boston’s waterfront restaurants – Reel House – is located right across from Charlestown.  Complimentary water shuttles are available to and from Pier 6 in Charlestown during the summer.  On the other side of Jeffries Point, the Downeast Cider House is located across from Downtown Boston and offers visitors an experience. Residents of Eastie have the convenience of being minutes away from Logan International Airport located right off the highway.

      EAST BOSTON MARKET DATA

      Learn more about East Boston’s market data and the average costs of homes and rentals in the East Boston neighborhood here.

      Highlight on Residences: The Mark East Boston

      The Mark residences are located in Jeffries Point at 99 Sumner Street on the East Boston waterfront between the Maverick T station and the ReelHouse restaurant. The expected completion for The Mark will be in 2021. 

      UNITS, PRICING, & AVAILABILITY

      Here is a full list of available condos, pricing, square footage, and amenities. 

      STUDIOS

      UNIT 507 | $449,000 | 1 BATH | 447 SQ. FT.

      UNIT PH 603 | $469,900 | 1 BATH | 439 SQ. FT.

      1 BED | 1 BATH

      UNIT 401 | $599,000 | 630 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 205 | $612,500 | 740 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 409 | $624,900 | 698 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 505 | $639,900 | 717 SQ. FT.

      UNIT PH 601 | $645,900 | 630 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 219 | $719,900 | 717 SQ. FT.

      UNIT PH 610 | $749,900 | 717 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 406 | $769,900 | 778 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 515 | $919,000 | 776 SQ. FT.

      2 BED | 2 BATH

      UNIT 412 | $1,099,900 | 1,085 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 511 | $1,156,869 | 1,126 SQ. FT.

      UNIT PH 612 | $1,349,900 | 1,206 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 221 | $1,359,900 | 1,227 SQ. FT.

      UNIT 421 | $1,499,900 | 1,197 SQ. FT.

      3 BED | 2 BATH

      UNIT 216 | $1,980,900 | 1,574 Sq. Ft.

       

      THE MARK AMENITIES

      -Fitness center

      -Golf simulator

      -Pet Spa

      -Commercial/Retail Space

      -Package Storage

      -WiFi Bar

      -Envoy Car Share

      -Screening Room

      -Library

      -Fireplace Lounge

      -Private Terrace with Grills & Firepits

      -Garage Parking

      -24/7 Concierge

       

      Not sure where to go in East Boston? We’ve mapped it out for you here.

       

      No Fee Luxury Apartments in East Boston

      Portside at East Pier

      Building Type: Full-Service, Concierge, Amenities, Garage Parking

      Price Range: $2,322-$5,400

      Tenant Incentives: No broker fee, 1 month free on select leases

      Boston East

      Building type: Concierge services, indoor garage parking, access to Harborwalk, courtyard with fire pit and lounge areas, club room with WiFi and fireplace, and more.

      Price range: $2,250-$5,000

      Tenant incentives: No broker fee

      DOX Clippership Wharf

      Building type: Concierge services, patios with grills and fire pits, Harborwalk, water taxi, private work from home stations, underground garage, dog wash, and more.

      Price range: $2,600-$5,800

      Tenant Incentives: No broker fee, and 1.5 months free on select leases

      The Eddy

      Building Type: Full-Service, Concierge, Waterfront Pool, Garage Parking, free delivery available from Reel House, direct access to Boston Water Taxi, high-efficiency LED lighting, Nest Learning Thermostats, modern fitness facilities, and more.

      Price Range: $2,300-$5,000

      Tenant Incentives: No Broker Fee

      Condos in East Boston: Seville

      Amenities

      -Dedicated Garage Parking for Select Units

      -Expansive Roof Deck

      -Fitness Center

      -Large Capacity Laundry

      -Bike Storage, Pet Washing Area

      -Electric Car Charging

      Availability

      Condos:

      Unit 505

      $885,000 | 2 Beds / 2 Baths | 1,078 Sq. Ft.

      Unit 506

      $725,000 | 2 Beds / 2 Baths | 1,222 Sq. Ft.

      Unit 411

      $699,999 | 2 Beds / 2 Baths | 1,055 Sq. Ft.

      Rentals:

      Unit 402

      $2,595/month | 1 bed / 1 bath | 800 Sq. Ft. | 1 parking space | Available 8/1

      Unit 203

      $2,395/month | 1 bed / 1 bath | 770 Sq. Ft. | 1 parking space | Available 9/1

      Top 10 Best Restaurants in East Boston

      Reelhouse in Jeffries Point, East Boston

      As a growing and developing neighborhood, you may be wondering what restaurants are in East Boston? You don’t have to look any further – We’ve listed out some of the best dining/takeout spots in Eastie for you! In East Boston, you have options from Italian restaurants, some of Boston’s best pizza spots, Australian pies, Mexican restaurants, seafood, gastro pubs, and more. 

      Here are ten of East Boston’s best restaurants to try out whether you’re visiting the area or moving into the neighborhood!

      -Rino’s Place – A very popular Italian restaurant, and one of East Boston’s staples. Rino’s is conveniently located on 258 Saratoga Street in East Boston. Rino’s is known for its red sauce and plates of ravioli. 

      -Pazza on Porter – A new Italian-American restaurant offering a very energetic atmosphere in East Boston’s Jeffries Point. 

      -Cunard Tavern – Authentically Eastie, Cunard Tavern is an American restaurant inspired by the nautical history of East Boston. Located in Jeffries Point at 24 Orleans Street. 

      -Reelhouse – Ocean to table harborside restaurant located on East Boston’s waterfront. At Reelhouse you can experience Chef Marc Orfaly’s ocean to tableside menu and complimentary water taxi’s from Pier 6 in Charlestown as well. 

      -Santarpio’s Pizza – Family owned New York-style pizza. One of Boston’s best pizza joints located on 111 Chelsea Street. 

      -Dirty Water Dough – Boston-style craft pizza and sandwiches located in Back Bay and East Boston.

      -KO at the Shipyard – Originally located in Southie, KO Pies relocated to East Boston on 256 Marginal Street and serves their guests' Australian meat and vegetable pies. 

      -Renegades Pub – Classic American pub offering craft New England beers, cocktails, and whiskeys. Pair your beer with their pub-style burgers and great appetizers!

      -Taqueria Jalisco – A storefront Mexican eatery serving tacos & carne asada, among other Mexican staples. 

      -Angela’s Café – Known for its fresh in-house guacamole and mole sauce, Angela’s Café is a favorite of many offering their guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located on 131 Lexington Street!

      La Hacienda – All you can eat brunch on weekends! La Hacienda is a Mexican restaurant located on 150 Meridian Street. 

       

      Looking to live in East Boston?  Check out Elevated’s new luxury condo developments coming soon.

      631 Saratoga 

      Unit 2 | $499,000 | 2 beds/1 bath | 925 Sq. Ft. | bi-level duplex

      Unit 3 | $599,000 | 2 beds/2 bath | 995 Sq. Ft. 

      Unit 4 | $625,000 | 2 beds/2 baths |891 Sq. Ft. | Roof deck

      347 Maverick 

      347 Maverick Street will be The Elevated Companies newest luxury construction condo development featuring 9 luxury condo units + 9 private parking spots. Contact us today to get on our VIP Buyer list and receive updates on new luxury units coming to the market. 

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        347 Maverick: East Boston Luxury Construction Condos

        So you want to live in East Boston?

        Currently under construction, The Elevated Companies new development at 347 Maverick will feature 9 new luxury condos along with 9 garage parking spots.  347 Maverick is located 4 blocks from the waterfront in East Boston's desirable Jeffries' Point neighborhood. The new development will feature 6 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units and 3 three-bedroom, 2 bathroom units. Each unit will also feature outdoor spaces, and the two penthouse units 8 & 9 will have private roof decks offering sweeping city and ocean views

         

        Unit Info & Availability

        Unit 1: 2 bed/2 bath | 870 sq. ft. | Garage Parking

        Unit 2: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1140 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 3: 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,000 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 4: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,075 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 5: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,140 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 6: 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,000 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 7: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,075 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 8 (Penthouse 1): 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,240 sq. ft. | Private Side Deck | Private Roof Deck | Garage Parking

        Unit 9 (Penthouse 2): 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,400, sq. ft. | Large Private Terrace | Private Side Deck | Private Roof Deck | Garage Parking

         

        For additional details and pre-construction pricing and information, contact Elevated to speak with one of our experienced luxury real estate agents.

        347 Maverick | Designed, Built, & Sold by ELEVATED.

         

        Not sure where to go in Eastie? Check out this list of restaurants we’ve mapped out for you here.

        Suffolk Downs: A Redevelopment of a Mixed-Use Neighborhood

        Suffolk Downs East Boston megaproject, Boston Herald, 2020

        Boston has long been a business and cultural hub in the United States, but the 21st century has seen a boom for our city. The population has grown by nearly 130,000 – a 23% increase – since 1980.

        With so many people living and working in the city, developers are working hard to build neighborhoods and office spaces to house them. And recently, real estate company HYM Investment Group announced that they would be providing Bostonians with a brand-new neighborhood: Suffolk Downs.

        The History of Suffolk Downs

        Suffolk Downs has been a part of the Boston community since 1935 when it first opened as a Thoroughbred race track. While the 10.5-million square foot property was not a place to live or work, it was a popular gathering place where Bostonians could watch famous horses like Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, and Cigar compete.

        The race track has had a checkered history, with a closure in the 1980s, a reopening in the 90s, and a brief attempt to open a casino on the property in the 2010s. But in 2019, Suffolk Downs held their final season of live racing. Then, they handed the reins over to HYM Investment group, who plan to transform the land into a mixed-use neighborhood.

        Built for the Future

        The new Suffolk Downs will be a place to work, shop, play, and live. The land, which has long been disconnected from the community (outside of race days), will be reintegrated into Boston, with two stops on the MBTA’s Blue Line helping residents connect with the rest of the city.

        The development will feature a variety of properties, from neighborhood retail and housing, to innovation centers and parks – all connected by walkable sidewalks and bike paths. The developers plan on erecting two retail squares (one at each Blue Line station), so residents and businesses have access to shops, pharmacies, and entertainment venues.

        But perhaps most importantly, Suffolk Downs is dedicated to sustainability. The developers have adopted forward-thinking strategies to address the potential impacts of climate change (such as rising sea levels). Structures will feature “green design,” and developers will aim to create a resilient and sustainable environment that will last for years to come.

        The Suffolk Downs redevelopment group is run by HYM Investment Group, headed by Thomas N. O’Brien (managing director), Paul Crisalli (director of operations), and Douglas J. Manz (director of development).

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