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Property of the Week: Beautiful Modern Condo in Heart of Union Square

It’s no secret I love Union Square, and as such, do a lot of business there — to me, it offers all the best of urban living with a true neighborhood/community feel. (Plus you can be a regular at Bloc 11 and  A4 Pizza!) And this week, I am happy to present my great new condo listing, right in the heart of the square.

4 Putnam Street, Unit 1, Somerville — 3 BR/2 bath, 1115 SF +/- condo — listed at $525,000

This turnkey unit offers a flexible layout that could be configured as two or three bedrooms. Featuring high ceilings, an open living/dining/kitchen, large bedrooms, exposed brick and other architectural details plus amenities galore – renovated kitchen and baths, in-unit laundry, central air, spacious closets, many built ins AND additional basement storage. Overlooking a park in the heart of Union Square with its many cafés, restaurants, shops, yoga studios, a climbing gym, seasonal farmers market and community festivals. 4 Putnam has a Walkscore of 94 (“Walker’s Paradise!”), easy access to Routes 28 and 93, and direct bus service to the Red, Orange & Green Lines, plus Harvard & MIT. Just a few blocks from the future Union Square Green Line station. Pet-friendly, 10-unit association with a shared roof deck!

Year built/converted: 1920/2005 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Living area: 1115 SF +/- per Master Deed Parking: on-street permit Condo fee: $247/month Assessed value: $367,300 2014 Taxes: $2,765 with residential exemption

And check out all these great places in the neighborhood:

  1. The Independent—casual neighborhood restaurant and pub

  2. Ricky’s Flower Market—fantastic selection of flowers, plants and herbs

  3. Bloc 11 Café—great coffee shop housed in a former bank, with wifi, art exhibits and frequent live music

  4. Nunziato Field Dog Park—designated off-leash park right across the street is a great place to watch puppies play and meet your neighbors

  5. Be Yoga—at 440 Somerville Ave, Be offers Vinyasa yoga for all levels

  6. Brooklyn Boulders—Somerville’s very own rock climbing gym and multi-functional community space

  7. Artisan’s Asylum—a “community craft studio” offering space and equipment rentals, classes, and events

  8. Capone Foods—get your fresh pasta, cheeses and specialty items here—you can even take cooking classes!

  9. Market Basket—people drive for miles for this grocery store’s fresh produce and super low prices

  10. Prospect Hill Park—tranquil park with great views of the Boston skyline

  11. Seasonal Farmer’s Market—offering fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and live music May – November

  12. Plus, direct buses to Davis, Harvard, Central and Kendall/MIT (Red Line), Sullivan Station (Orange Line), Lechmere Station (Green Line), Harvard Business School, Fenway/Longwood area, Chestnut Hill Reservoir and more!

By the way, you can take a visual tour of Union Square at Pinterest, and… if you haven’t already read The New York Times‘ recent coverage of Union, make sure you do it now!


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