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Posted by Hillman Homes on 8/31/2018

As much as we hate to admit it, Summer is coming to end, but it's not too late to get that patio set you've always wanted! Go into the Fall season right by considering one of these DIY weekend projects to save some money and spruce up your outdoor living space.†

Check out this article for some tips:†https://homebuying.realtor/content/two-cool-diy-patios-complete-weekend

We love DIY home projects - Check back on our blog, Facebook and Instagram for some more DIY ideas to come!

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 8/17/2018

Massachusetts has consistently been named one of the best states to live in the US, along with a couple of it's New England neighbors. But one of the things that makes Massachusetts so special is it's long list of highly rated colleges. Check out this recent article,†http://time.com/money/best-colleges/?news†to read about the 727 Best Colleges in America, with†Massachusetts Institute of Technology,†Harvard University, and†Massachusetts Maritime Academy making the Top 25!

† † Give us a call to start your search for a great home in MA!

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 8/9/2018

††Don't miss this weekend's Yappy Hour at The Street!†The Street, Polkadog Bakery and vendors from around Boston will host the best four-legged gathering in Chestnut Hill! Dogs will have the chance to play on The Green, every Saturday, 1-3pm.†

The Street Chestnut Hill
55 Boylston Street
Newton, MA 02467

At Hillman Homes, we love our pets.† If thinking about a move with your favorite fur baby, give us a call.†

Posted by Hillman Homes on 6/22/2018

2018 Taste of Allston: Over 20 restaurants participating! Enjoy live music, lawn games, and yummy treats!

  • The Murr Center - Saturday, June 23rd - 12 PM - 3 PM
  • Tickets: $30, Kids under 10 Free†

Strawberry Festival: "Is it Summer if you don't go to a Strawberry Festival for all the foods and family fun?"

  • Connors Farm - Saturday, June 23rd 9 AM - 6 PM (Rain date Sunday, June 24th)
  • Tickets: $14.95

AF Pop Up Market: "Guests can shop from a myriad of Made in the USA brands and local Boston brands all while enjoying beverages from Maker's Mark."

  • Boston Design Center - Saturday, June 23rd 11 AM - Sunday, June 24th 6 PM
  • Free to attend

A Wild Affair, Wine Tasting at the Zoo!

  • Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo - Saturday, June 23rd 5:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Tickets: $55-$100

Maybe it's time to start that new home search? Join us for our open house this weekend Saturday and Sunday 12PM - 2PM - We have a new condo for sale in Brighton at the luxury building The Monarch!†

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/30/2018

The land mass that is East Boston was originally made up of five islands: Noodlesí, Hogís (renamed to Breedís Island and then Orient Heights, Governors, Bird, and Apple. The five islands were connected using landfill. Originally, people traveled using ferries to get from East Boston to Downtown; now replaced by the MBTA Blue Line.

More recently, East Boston is home to an influx young professionals seeking out the newly renovated condominiums along Maverick Square, Jeffries Point, and Eagle Hill Waterfront.

Historically, John F. Kennedyís great grandfather was one of the many Irish people to immigrate to East Boston, and the Kennedy family continued to live there for quite some time. In 1954, John F. Kennedy paraded through East Boston with his wife Jackie, for his campaign to run for United States Senate. There is a famous photograph of Kennedy walking down Chelsea Street towards Maverick Square.

Sites of interest:

Community Gardens, 6 in total

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

Constitution Beach

Suffolk Downs

Piers Park

Looking to move to a historical city but with close access to public transit? East Boston has many new developments, give us a call today to find your next home!

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