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Ivy Realty Group Newsletter August 2018

East Cambridge Loft With Two Private Entrances Drops For $900,000

243 Bent St. Cambridge

The 1,083-square-foot Unit 8 at 243 Bent Street in Cambridge’s East Cambridge is part of a converted industrial building dating back to 1917 - still keeping it's original charm. The loft-like expanse with two private entrances features 12-foot ceilings and a long peaked skylight as well as large windows. What’s even more stunning is the condo's master deed includes the right to raise the already booming high roof and build a private roof deck. Raising the roof would create an approximately 1,700-square-foot mezzanine level, the listing says. Click here to view this listing or contact us directly to set up a showing of this property or others just like it.

Winn Resort to Sell Casino?

Wynn Resorts is considering selling its "still under construction" Boston Harbor casino-resort in Everett, according to a report on gambling trade website Focus Gaming News. The report says that Wynn CEO Matt Maddox has had “informal talks" just outside of Boston. That facility, is the 3 million-square-foot, $2.4 billion casino-resort on pace to open in June 2019 - hopefully. The report does not reference any possible buyers. If Wynn is, indeed, in talks to sell again, it would mark reversal from this past spring, when the company pulled out of negotiations with potential buyers such as Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts. The prices were not right apparently. Wynn has had a tumultuous year due largely to allegations of sexual assault and harassment against its founder and namesake. Steve Wynn resigned from the company in February, State gaming authorities are still reviewing the company’s suitability to operate the Everett destination because of his alleged conduct. Meanwhile, Wynn changed the name of the future complex to Encore Boston Harbor in April.

Our Latest Sales

It's been a busy month for us at Ivy Realty proving not only can we represent our buyers and sellers in condo sales, single family homes and also multi-family properties but also our experience and expertise isn't solely focused in one centralized area. Our last 5 sales in the last 30 days are below. If you're looking to buy or sell your home - no matter where you are. Contact us to see how we can help.

  • Ash Ave Somerville $765,000
  • W 5th St. South Boston$437,000
  • Ocean Ave Revere $409,900
  • Sheldon St. Billerica $592,000
  • Trull St. Somerville $925,000

Ivy Realty Group 20 Holland St. Somerville, MA 02144
617 234-1732

Posted in Newsletter
March 5, 2017

Best Restaurants in Brookline, MA

Below is a list of popular restaurants in Brookline, MA known for their creative culinary dishes.

  • Barcelona Brookline, 1700 Beacon St, Brookline: Tapas, small plates and a ton of wines
  • The Abbey,1657 Beacon St, Brookline: Small plates, an ever rotating list of micro-brews and great daily specials with a decent sized Gluten-free menu as well. 
  • Orinoco, 22 Harvard St, Brookline: Authentic Latin American cuisine with arepas (corn pocket sandwiches), empenadas (Latin American turnovers), and pepitos (Venezuelan-style french bread sandwiches.
  • La Morra, 48 Boylston St, Brookline: Simple authentic Italian dishes with a large wine list. winner of the 2016 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the 2016 Certificate of Excellence from tripadvisor. 


Posted in Entertainment
March 25, 2010

Where Do Boston Students Live

Whether you're a student or a working professional it can help to know where the majority of Boston students are living these days.

Devin Quirk, operations manager for the Department of Neighborhood Development, provided these numbers which include undergrads, graduate students both renting and living in dorms.

An interesting thing to note is that no matter where you are in Boston, no place is without at least a few hundred students. 

Listed below are the numbers provided by Devin Quirk:

No. 1, Allston-Brighton: Allston isn't just college kids and there's certainly a large vibrant culture present. That said, it tops the list with 7,561.

No. 2, Fenway/Kenmore: Total 5,334 students, with more undergrads than grads. Home to Boston University, Emmanuel, Simmons and Wheelock colleges.

No. 3, Jamaica Plain/Mission Hill: Nearly 4,000 students live in these two neighborhoods. Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Art, Wentworth Institute, and the nearby Longwood Medical Area.

No. 4, Dorchester: Boston's largest neighborhood has 2,765 students, many from the University of Massachusetts Boston, which does not have any dorms.

No. 5, South End:  Roughly 2,067 students live in the neighborhood, with somewhat more grads than undergrads.

No. 6, Back Bay/Beacon Hill: Two of Boston's poshest neighborhoods also have 1,849 students, many attending Emerson College and Suffolk University.

No. 7, Central/Downtown Boston: 1,614 students.

No. 8, Roxbury: 1,208 students

No. 9, South Boston: 748 students

No. 10, Roslindale: 741 students

No. 11, East Boston: With 669 students, Eastie one of the fastest growing collegiate population in the city, drawn by lower rents and public transportation.

No. 12, Hyde Park: 558 students

No. 13, Mattapan: 519 students

No. 14, West Roxbury: 475 students

No. 15: Charlestown: 234 students

Statistics courtesy of


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