A “bright” spot in Bean Town, Brighton, Massachusetts offers the finest living and exciting amenities in the Northeast. When you’re exploring Boston homes for sale, make sure you check out Brighton, MA apartments to place yourself right in the midst of high-quality living.
Move in to a place with a long history of standing on its own. Brighton was annexed as part of Boston in 1873 and has been one of the hottest places to live since. Its proximity to schools such as Boston University, the Harvard Graduate School of Business and Boston College make it ideal for college students. If you’ve recently graduated and can’t bear to leave the area, you don’t have to. You’ll be so close to major employers such as St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the Franciscan Children’s Hospital and the Brighton Branch Library that you can stay comfortably right where you are. You’ll find everything from startups to charities to big business, in every type of sector and industry, represented amongst the Brighton roster of companies. This means you don’t have to commute into Boston proper for work, but if you prefer to, your trip will be quick and easy door to door.
Whether you’re seeking the luxury of the most updated Brighton, MA homes or convenience of Boston apartments, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Everything from condos to multi-family homes is available, with something to suit your terms. Short-term lease to long-term mortgages mean you get to pick what you’re most comfortable with. No car? No problem. Many of the Brighton/Boston apartments for rent are within walking distance to the B line, the inner-express bus, and the Green Line. You’re also just a quick trip from up and coming and already-booming neighborhoods such as Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, and Allston, but won’t pay the premium for the zip code.
When you make one of our Brighton, MA apartments your new home, you’ll be in great company. While we can’t promise you’ll bump into them, you’ll find famous folks such as actor John Krasinski, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, politicians Joe and Patrick J. Kennedy, and writer Dennis Lehane among your Brighton neighbors. With Brighton offering a big-town feel at a smaller level, you won’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of major urban sprawl, but won’t feel like you’re so spread out and isolated, either.
Ready to unwind after a long day at school, work, or play? Why commute anywhere else when you’ve got Brighton’s bright spots within reach of your residence? Belly up to one of Brighton’s bars, including Castlebar, the Brighton Beer Garden, or the Green Briar Pub. You can also get your fill when you don’t feel like using your kitchen at restaurants such as Devlin’s, Tasca Tapas, Moogy’s Sandwich Shop, Sweet Pepper, and Smoken Joe’s Barbeque. You’re also a quick trip from necessities such as grocery stores, gas stations, and everything else you’ll need to make your Brighton residence truly feel like home.
Choosing where to live is a major commitment. Even after you trudge up and down the steps and streets of all of what Boston property management companies have to offer, you then have to be comfortable and excited about where you’re taking up residence. Choose Brighton and get the best out of living. Apartments and homes to fit your style, leases and mortgages to fit your budget, activities and entertainment to fit your life. Live bright with Brighton.
There’s nothing that quite says “Christmas” like a Christmas tree. It acts as a holiday decoration and sees over the gifts in a home. But it also has a place beyond the home. More and more cities and municipalities are getting into the holiday spirit with community trees and special ceremonies that accompany the lighting of such trees. One such east coast city is Boston. In it’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a massive Christmas tree is lighted annually. Located at 75 State Street in the heart of downtown, the marketplace is just a short commute from any Boston rental property and a manageable drive from several suburban locations, such as your Allston apartment and Brookline real estate property, where it will take you about 15 minutes to get into town.
The 2011 Christmas tree lighting at Faneuil Hall Marketplace took place on Saturday, November 19 and annually occurs on a Saturday in mid to late November. It’s a day full of holiday entertainment in downtown Boston. In addition to the big countdown at 5 p.m. and the 5:30 p.m. ceremonial tree lighting, it’s a day packed with shopping, food and drinks, Christmas caroling, dancing and more. Performers take to a community stage to entertain the crowd throughout the day. Even Santa Claus gets in on the fun by making a special appearance at the event. He’s even on hand before and after the festivities to take pictures with those in attendance and to put a smile on the faces of all the little ones in attendance.
The event begins at 11 a.m, and the fun isn’t over when the 300,000 lights are flicked on to illuminate the buildings and trees within the marketplace. A Capella groups, choir groups, dance groups and characters from the Boston Ballet Nutcracker are also scheduled to annually attend and perform. Other special surprise celebrities also make it down to the annual lighting to take part in the big day, but you’ll have to be in attendance to see who shows up each particular year. All in all, the event ends at around 6:30 p.m., allowing you plenty of time to hit up some other local establishments for more Boston themed nightlife before you head back to your Boston apartment or commute back to your south end real estate home. But just because 6:30 p.m. arrives doesn’t mean that the tree goes dim. You’ll have plenty of time to admire its beauty before it’s time to go home.
Although the entire marketplace is lit up at the annual tree lighting, the crown jewel of the lighting ceremony is Faneuil Hall’s 75 foot Christmas tree. It towers over the rest of the marketplace and weighs more than six tons. The tree is a Norwegian Spruce that’s some 70 years old. Originally grown in New York’s Rockland County, the tree was transplanted and installed at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Of the estimated 300,000 lights that are annually flipped on at the lighting ceremony, this tree is decorated with over 20,000 of them. It’s also decorated with 1,500 ornaments. There’s nothing else like it in the area to get you into the holiday spirit. Take a date, tag along with your friends or round up your family and head downtown for the day of Christmas fun. Just because the big holiday is still over a month away doesn’t mean you can’t get into the holiday spirit. In Boston, this event serves as the unofficial kick-off to Christmas.