As we head into 2016, the forecast calls for another big year in the Boston real estate market. Of course, to know where you’re going, it’s always helpful to take a look back. We have accumulated last year’s sales data for each of Boston’s neighborhoods and ranked them by the number of sales.
It should be noted that these statistics are pulled directly from the MLS database and will not include any off-market sales or sales on new construction properties yet to be completed, such as Millennium Tower, as those haven’t officially closed.
1. South Boston
Prior to South Boston’s annexation to Boston, Andrew Square was known as “little Neck” due to its thin, natural passageway, which was once the only gateway into Boston from the south. It was a rural area throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, with large farmsteads and Greek revival homes scattered along the main route of Dorchester Avenue. Eventually, businesses thrived and “Little Neck” became a bustling town with a blend of office, retail and beautiful row homes.
After 1850, “Little Neck” changed is name to Washington Village in honor of Colonel George Washington’s victory at Fort William and Mary (today named Fort Independence) located on Castle Island, just off the Boston Harbor. During this time, South Boston was predominantly an industrial area; particularly, the western side of South Boston, along the borders of Dorchester throughout the main thoroughfare of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston. Iron foundries, machine shops, a tallow factory, and carriage manufactory pushed the industrial dominance into Andrew Square and many beautiful homes; gardens and parks were pulled down to make room for the ever-expanding industry. Today, Andrew Square’s industrial history lingers, but the city of Boston and private developers are putting forth major efforts to change its industrial persona back into the perfect blend of business and retail.
Washington Village Andrew Square offers 6 contemporary lofts style condos, with high ceilings and wall of windows. Large kitchen opens to a speciouse living / dining area that leads to a beautiful terrace with views of the Boston skyline, from the financial district to the Back Bay. The finishes are graded high end with hardwood floors through out the residences, granite in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Each of the condos come with 300 square feet of storage space in the basement and gated parking space is available as well for additional cost.
2 of the condos are sold and 4 are on the market available for purchase. As of today, 2 of them can be customized by the buyer.
Unit 1 – $359,000
Unit 2 – $419,000
Unit 3 – Sold
Unit 4 – Sold
Unit 5 – $369,000
Unit 6 – $429,000
For more information, photos and video visit South Boston Condos website: Washington Village Andrew Square