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Options north of the city offering wallet-friendly water views.

7B Lynn Shore Drive, Unit 21, Lynn.

7B Lynn Shore Drive, Unit 21, Lynn.

$149,900

7B LYNN SHORE DRIVE, UNIT 21 / LYNN

SQUARE FOOTAGE 868

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CONDO FEE $334 per month, includes heat and hot water

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full

LAST SOLD FOR $135,000 in 2001

Sylvia Belkin, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-791-6650, sylviaandelizabethbelkin.raveis.com

PROS This little condo, in a structure built in 1910 and tucked behind the homes fronting the promenade along Nahant Bay just over the Swampscott line, is chock-full of charm. Glimpses of the water can be had from several rooms in the second-floor unit and from the nicely sized porch off the living room. Hardwood floors, white walls, and lovely original windows in good condition give the home an airy and inviting feel. The woodwork, particularly around the opening from the living room to the dining room, is quite unusual. The kitchen has an attractive tile backsplash and eat-in space at a counter. CONS The porch needs sprucing up.

107 Millis Avenue, Revere.

107 Millis Avenue, Revere.

 $359,900

107 MILLS AVENUE / REVERE

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SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,968

LOT SIZE 0.12 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $250,000 in 2002

Laura D’Amico, Century 21 North Shore, 781-632-3993, 107millsave.c21.com

PROS A big window in the living room frames a view of the Pines River, where boats parade by all day in the summer. Located on a corner lot surrounded by a white fence, this 1940 house looks pretty good, too. A former enclosed porch is now a long, narrow family room open to the dining room, with a gas fireplace and water views. The kitchen has Jenn-Air appliances and pickled oak cabinets. The master bedroom has its own deck and a huge walk-in closet big enough for a desk and piggyback washer and dryer. CONS A trash-burning plant is across the river. Baths aren’t updated.

15 Simmons Road, Nahant.

15 Simmons Road, Nahant.

$369,000

15 SIMMONS ROAD / NAHANT

SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,224

LOT SIZE 0.09 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full

LAST SOLD FOR $350,000 in 2006

Darcy Ochs, owner, 508-222-0114

PROS This 1905 home has water views on three sides from the second floor. Two beaches are a walk away. When the current owner bought the house, she renovated the kitchen, replaced dated wallpaper, and otherwise ushered the home from the mid-century into the current day. The woodwork, hardwood floors, and a decorative window in the stairwell are all great. A former porch, now a light-filled L-shaped room with 10 windows, provides 150 additional square feet of living space. There’s a one-car garage and small yard. CONS The exterior trim needs painting.   — Vanessa Parks

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