Lexington, MA 02420

Weekend Open Houses - July 29th and July 30th

Just writing the dates for this weekend's Open Houses, makes us marvel at how quickly the summer is flying by, but the market is HOTTER than ever!  Why not visit us at this weekend's Open Houses

July 29th 33 Curve Street, Bedford MA 11 am to12:30 - $510,000 & 21 Putnam Road, Bedford MA 1 pm to 2:30 pm - $595,000

July 30th - 29 Fairlawn Lane, Lexington MA 11 am to 12:30 pm - $2,183,980 & 4 Davis Road, Bedford MA  1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - $1,150,000 [...]

Five Reasons to Live in Lexington

   

If you are looking to buy a new home in the Greater Boston area, more than likely the town of Lexington has made it to the top of your list and we can understand why.

This historic town is one of the most sought after towns in our area and here are five of the top reasons why we think you should consider a move to Lexington.

  1. Top-Rated Schools – Massachusetts is home to some of the highest quality schools in the nation and Lexington is a notch above.  The public schools in Lexington are highly rated: Lexington High School is ranked No. 9 in the Bay State and No. 64 nationally according to U.S. News and World Report.  GreatSchools.org consistently gives the elementary and middle schools in Lexington a 10 rating.  The student to teacher ratio is 13:1 and the average spending of $17,496 per student is 64% higher than the national average.  The New York Times blog The Upshot shares that Lexington 6th graders achieved at a level 3.8 grades ahead of the national average.
  2. Rich in History – Every school age child has learned about the “shot heard ‘round the world,” but few actually get to say that they live in the birthplace of Liberty. Lexington, founded in 1713, hosts annual reenactments on Patriot’s Day on the Lexington Green and is home to the National Heritage Museum, the Minuteman Bikeway and other historic sites.
  3. Livability – This historic town has a vibrant town center with upscale shops and restaurants, green space, forests and over 100 walking trails, 26 walkable conservation areas and access to the Minuteman Bikeway.  This charming town is close to major shopping, has its own symphony, natural reservoirs, libraries, museums and a small-town movie theater.
  4. Easy Commute – Commuting in and around Boston can be a bit of a challenge, but residents of Lexington enjoy a ½ hour commute into the city, quick access to the Alewife T Station in Cambridge and close to Rte 95 and Rte 2.
  5. Neighborly – The sense of community in Lexington makes it a truly special town to call home.  Join neighbors at an old-fashioned Home Day celebration, cheer on local groups at the Patriot’s Day parade or spend a warm summer evening at one of the summer concerts.  In the fall, stroll along to enjoy the arts and crafts fair and celebrate the holidays at the lighting ceremony at Lexington Green in December.

If you are looking to buy a home in Lexington, we can help.  We are currently offering a beautiful new construction home located in a great, private neighborhood. Call us to learn more or to tour this stunning home.

Things to Do In January In & Around Bedford MA

The holidays are behind us, the kids are back in school, and the gray days and dark nights of Winter are upon us. While it may be tempting to snuggle under an afghan and hide out at home, there are still plenty of things to do to energize and entertain you and the kids.

Here are some highlights:

Places To Skate

If you're not already spending all your time at an ice rink while one of your kids plays hockey, here are some great places to practice your double axel, including my favorite — Frog Pond on the Boston Common.

Sat., January 14

Blast-off Saturday with Concord Family Network

A morning of space exploration through crafts — make a telescope, a rocket that actually blasts off, and star constellations out of mini marshmallows and toothpicks.

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 am
  • Free. Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
    • RSVP to ensure enough supplies are on hand.
  • Concord Children's Center, 1300 Main St., Concord, MA

An Afternoon of Chinese Culture

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) and an afternoon of dance, music, food, traditional costumes, crafts, and a dragon parade!

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Av., Lexington, MA, 781-862-6288
  • Free

Meet Marshall from Paw Patrol

Marshall from Paw Patrol will be sharing high-fives and hugs at the Learning Express of Bedford.

  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • 168 Great Road (Whole Foods Plaza), Bedford, MA
  • Free

Mon., January 16

Lego Zone at The Discovery Museums

Bring your imagination and they supply the LEGOs. Build whatever you can dream up and add your creation to the community display to inspire other builders!

  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (drop-in)
  • The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. (Route 27), Acton, MA
  • Event included with museum admission of $12.50

Fridays, January 20 | February 10, 24 | March 10, 24

Moonlight Tours: Living in the Dark

Take a moonlight tour of Gore Place and learn what it was like to live on a country estate in the 1800s before electric light. The tour includes the 1793 carriage house, the grounds, and the 1806 mansion, one of the few early homes designed by a woman.

  • 7:30 PM
  • Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham, MA
  • $15, $10 members and ages 5-12. Purchase tickets.

 

Happy exploring!!


 

Holiday House Tour 2016 Postponed

With the mild fall weather and no seasonal slow-down in the real estate market, the holidays kind of snuck up on us, and it appears we're not the only ones feeling this way. We were hard at work coordinating the 2016 Holiday House Tour with a Christmas in the Village theme along with some fun and interesting new elements when some key components fell through. At that point, we agreed with the Chamber's difficult decision to cancel. While we'll miss this festive event and the opportunity to welcome so many from the community at this special time of year, but just couldn't present something that wasn't our best. So we're taking a break for 2016 and are committed to returning next year, better than ever!

To help you get into the festive holiday mood, here's a look back at last year's tour — enjoy!

And we hope to see you out and about at all the other festive and seasonal activities in and around Bedford — this is such a wonderful time when our community comes together to celebrate and connect. We've been busy decorating our office and our homes — gathering greens, celebrating with colleagues, shopping for gifts and special

recipes. What makes this season special to you? Do you have a favorite family tradition or recipe? Please share on our Facebook page at — we'd love to hear from you!

And in case you need some ideas, here are some of our favorite upcoming community events!

Lexington Arts & Crafts Society Holiday Marketplace

Browse and shop for one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gift items from baskets, paintings, and ceramics to fine jewelry and photography.

  • December 2-24, 30 Waltham St., Lexington.
  • Free admission and parking

Bedford Family Connection Holiday Party

Play reindeer games, join the holiday sing-a-long with Footnotes Music, make festive crafts, and contribute to the Giving Tree. Snack and drinks available.

  • Saturday, December 10, 10am-12noon, The Great Room, Old Town Hall, 16 South St., Bedford
  • $3 per child for members/$5 non-members

Concord Band Holiday Pops

Get in the spirit with holiday favorites and seasonal tunes for symphonic concert band.

  • Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 8 pm, 51 Walden, Concord
  • $25/$15 children under 12

30th Annual Bedford Rotary Breakfast with Santa

A morning of family fun that supports the Bedford Rotary's local scholarships, local and international service projects, and special beneficiaries.

  • Sunday, December 11, 9am-noon, Bedford High School
  • $8 admission

Wishing you a happy, safe, and blessed holiday season!


 

How is Justice Best Served?

We are so fortunate to live in an engaged, caring community and one of the bright spots I'd like to highlight is the organization Communities for Restorative Justice. They are a nonprofit partnership of community members and police departments that facilitates restorative justice in the wake of crime. They provide a process where victims are [...]

Farmer's Markets near Bedford, MA

It's that time of year again when you can visit your local farmer's market and bring home an abundance of fresh, locally-grown veggies, organic meat, fish and cheeses, local honey, fresh-baked breads and desserts, and my favorites are the ones that include local wine and hard cider [...]

Things to Do Near Bedford MA: May + June

The temperatures are climbing and we're heading into Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of summer — yay!! Time to get out, explore the many offerings available in Bedford and the surrounding towns, and be active! Here are some upcoming events that caught our attention — hope to see you at one or more of [...]

Patriots Day Local History Comes to Life

While I realize history may not be everyone's favorite subject, being surrounded by so many historical sites and events really helps to bring it to life. And one of the best times to get a glimpse into Greater Boston's revolutionary heritage is Patriot's Day, which this year is April [...]

Where to Turkey Trot near Bedford, MA

A new tradition I've seen popping up in more and more communities are Turkey Trot 5Ks or fun runs on or near Thanksgiving morning. I love these opportunities to gather with friends and neighbors, hang out while the turkey's in the oven, and get in some exercise. It feels good to support local charities and spread the abundance of the season, [...]