Rumor has it, these are some of the best sledding spots on the North Shore!
Woodsom Farm - Amesbury
New England Sports Park - Amesbury
Ward Reservation - Andover
Lynch Park - Beverly
Beverly Golf and Tennis Club - Beverly
Endicott Park - Danvers
Stavros Reservation - Essex
Stage Fort Park - Gloucester
Bass Rocks Golf Club - Gloucester
Veasey Park - Groveland
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate - Ipswich
Cable Gardens Hill - Ipswich
Gannon Municipal Golf Course - Lynn
Essex County Club - Manchester
Seaside Park - Marblehead
Gatchell Playground - Marblehead
Ould Newbury Golf Club - Newbury
Maudslay State Park - Newburyport
Bartlet Mall - Newburyport
March's Hill - Newburyport
Brooksby Farm - Peabody
Evans Field - Rockport
Mack Park - Salem
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - South Hamilton
Jackson Park - Swampscott
Phillips Park - Swampscott
Wheatland Hill - Topsfield
Wenham Country Club - Wenham
When does owning your home become cheaper than renting? There are plenty of pros and cons both ways but if we look at cost only, the gap continues to narrow, particuarly here in Boston, MA and North of Boston. Try this handy Rent Vs. Buy Calculator from Realtor.com to help you decide. Have questions about neighborhoods, schools, community services, home values, etc.? Speak with an experienced professional who knows the area! We do! 978-356-8922
TONIGHT the Town of Lynnfield, MA will hold a Town Meeting that will, if passed, affect the rights of its property owners.
Take a look at Article 6 on Lynnfield's Town Warrant. This language would prohibit owners of single family homes from renting out THEIR PROPERTY, if the rental period is 30 days or less. No doubt what prompted the panic was the Lynnfield fatal shooting at a sprawling mansion earlier this year.
I can certainly see a homeowner's initial reaction being, "Why should anyone be able to dictate what I can and cannot do with my property?" However, there seems to be more to the story when you dig deeper. Sure, we have Little Neck, Great Neck, and Plum Island which come to my mind immediately; and all the weekly and seasonal short-term rentals that allow many of those owners to afford their slice of paradise. Many of my personal best vacations were the weekly rentals of beach-front and lake-side homes. Are vacationers ruining the fabric of the neighborhoods? One of the biggest opponents of Airbnb says exactly that about how Airbnb is hurting the neighborhoods of NYC. His (some say hypocritical) position is that it forces would-be long-term renters out for the astronomically high rents short-term renters are willing to pay. He does make a point there.
What do you think?
We love Cape Ann! Thank you North of Boston for having a fantastic blog and sharing so much information from everything to beaches to lighthouses to museums to whale-watches!
The Economic Policy Institute released its 2015 family budget calculator which measures the income a family needs for a modest living. Ipswich falls under the "Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, MA Metro Area". In fact, most North Shore towns seem to fall under this category. Five kids? No kids? Single adult? Live in Lynn, Manchester by the Sea, Winthrop, Marblehead? Here's the calculator, PLAY!
TUNE in this Saturday, May 23 at 9am to NORTH SHORE 104.9 with RICK CARTER, TONY V & their CRAZY REAL ESTATE GUESTS to find out...The Truth about real estate on BUNKER HILL... What to do in a BIDDING WAR for a NEW home... How do appraisers REALLY establish VALUE when evaluating YOUR HOME... is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION really the key to a higher pricce AND more importantly.... does CHEST HAIR really drive women wild??????
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