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Property of the week: my favorite condo possibly ever…

When my client and I stepped into this gorgeous Union Square condo a few years back, I immediately turned to her and said, “If you don’t buy this condo, I will.” And now, I’m happy to say, that some other lucky, lucky person (or people) will have the opportunity to purchase this great home.

101 School St, U6, Somerville — 3 BR / 1 ba, 995 SF — listed at $529,000

Amazing Union Square penthouse with skyline views of Boston! This airy, south-facing condo in a historic building features high ceilings, large windows, great architectural detail and tons of charm. The flexible five-room layout offers a spacious living room, great kitchen that accommodates a small table and opens onto a large covered porch perfect for al fresco dining, two good-sized bedrooms and a smaller third bedroom (no closet) that would also make a great home office. In addition, unit comes with a huge storage room in the basement with private laundry, and an assigned parking space. Fantastic location in Union Square with its many cafés, restaurants, shops, yoga studios, a climbing gym, seasonal farmers market and community festivals. Walkscore of 88 (“Very Walkable”), 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, 6-unit association with high owner-occupancy.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Living area: 995 SF +/- per Master Deed Parking: one assigned space Condo fee: $200 / month Assessed value: $432,000 2015 Taxes: $5,448 without 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, live music and movies on the patio

  4. Nunziato Field Dog Park—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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