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September 2016 - JANET PORCARO

Newton Brookline Market Reports

Newton Brookline Market Reports

Newton & Brookline Market Reports

August 2016
brookline-warriors-600x314-600x314Newton and Brookline have been football rivals for many years. Looking at the housing market both locations have similar qualities, making them desirable communities for homeowners. Newton and Brookline both have highly rated school systems, low unemployment rates, and are in close proximity to Boston Proper. Both neighborhoods have attractive homes on tree lined streets and feature village centers with many local shops and restaurants. Demographics are quite similar with the Income Per Capita landing at $64,475 for Newton and $62,148 for Brookline. Bottom line is that both Newton and Brookline have a strong housing market with appreciating home values.


Type of Homes–Newton has more single family homes and Brookline more condominiums. As of August 2016, Newton has 399 single family homes, with a median price of $1,129,500 and 246 condominiums with a median price of $699,000.  Conversely Brookline has 116 single family homes sold with a median price of $1,720,000 and 355 condos with a median price of $770,000.

These number all represent annual sales January to August 2016.

Population and Density–The City of Newton has a population numbering 86.9K and the population density per square mile is 4.87K.  While the Town of Brookline is smaller population of 59K and the population density per sq. mile is 8.74K.

Would you to have more of this type of information for any city or town? Call Janet.




Local Artist Paints Beautiful Newtonville

Local Artist Paints Beautiful Newtonville

Gene Mackles Paints the Masonic Lodge in Newtonville

Gene Mackles Paints the Masonic Lodge in Newtonville

masoniclodge-1-600x404-300x202Local Artist Paints Beautiful Newtonville

Gene Mackles is an award winning artist and resident of Newton. His paintings often depict local scenes that become transformed from an everyday mundane view into magical image which draws the viewer in. The beauty of Village Center is difficult to capture with a camera and when I saw this painting I felt a real connection. Like the poet said, “My heart leaps up…” Gene Mackles has a brilliant vision of the everyday scenes we miss in our hustle bustle of the world today.

I was delighted to discover Gene Mackles’ art at the Villa during Newton Open Studios in 2013. Newton Open Studios is a annual citywide event where artists display their work all over the city.  I’ve lived in Newtonville for over 20 years and love the sense of community, the culture, and enjoy the proximity to Boston and Cambridge.


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Learning Express Newton Centre Birthday Box Registry

Learning Express Newton Centre Birthday Box Registry

Learning Express Newton Centre Birthday Box Registry

The Learning Express in Newton Centre is happy place to spend time with your children. The friendly staff is there to welcome you into delightful store which is jam packed with quality items for children.

The Birthday Box Registry is an ingenious way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Come into the store with your child and they will give you an empty box that your child can fill with all the toys they they would like for their birthday. Learning Express then makes a list which is available for your guests to refer to when they shop for a birthday gift. In addition, you will receive a 20% off one item that day.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Stop in and visit Learning Express in Newton Centre!
1296 Centre St.
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 969-2722


Come Home to Regency Park Brookline

Come Home to Regency Park Brookline

Come Home to Regency Park Brookline

MLS #72066889
1731 Beacon – Unit 507, Brookline, MA 02445

Offered at $605,000
4 rooms
1 bedroom
1 full bath
Approx. Living Area 974 sq. ft.
Bright and charming one plus bedroom located at Brookline’s desirable Regency Park. The unit possesses a wonderful open layout with a large living and dining area, lovely eat-in kitchen, and well-sized bedroom. The former outdoor porch has been enclosed and increases the 974 sq. ft. as described in MLS. The layout of this unit would allow for the addition of a second bedroom. Large windows allow in lots of natural light. Also included, a storage space outside the unit and one garage parking spot.
Regency Park is a 24/7 concierge building with onsite management and many amenities, including a fitness room, sauna, four-season pool, club room, library, patio, and large roof deck. There is also a barbecue area behind the pool.

This location offers is one of the most desirable in the Boston area. Located just blocks from Washington Square, area amenities include easy access to two T lines (“C” and “D”), a supermarket, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Excellent Brookline schools, Longwood Medical and downtown Boston are both a short trip away.

Listing agent is Victoria Zimmerman, Keller Williams Realty.
If you would like a Buyer Agent’s assistance in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. I’m ready to move when you are.


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