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These homes for sale are in walkable neighborhoods. 

22 South Walter Street, Roslindale.

22 South Walter Street, Roslindale.




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LOT SIZE 0.06 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $300,000 in 2012

Justin Christensen, Coldwell Banker, 617-676-4037,

PROS The walkability rating firm Walk Score gives this home an 80, which is considered “very walkable.” Not only are Roslindale Village and Centre Street in West Roxbury close by, there’s a cluster of shops just around the corner, Fallon Field is across the street, and the commuter rail is nearby. This just-renovated 1890 home has a new kitchen and baths, new light fixtures, and freshly painted rooms in neutral but not boring colors. Laundry is in the second-floor bath. The third-floor master bedroom has skylights and a double closet. CONS There is no bath on the third floor.

56 Highland Street, Dedham.




LOT SIZE 0.16 acre

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $586,450 in 2006

Hope McDermott, Hope McDermott Real Estate, 781-329-7361,

PROS With Dedham Village nearby, this home rates a “very walkable” 75. Built in 1830, it has been completely updated. French doors and sliders on the side of the house, plus skylights, allow in lots of sunlight. The layout is open, with the kitchen (white cabinets, thick Corian counters, great island) overlooking a dining and a sitting area. The master suite has a walk-in closet and lovely bath. The home has air conditioning, a four-year-old roof, a gas fireplace, and built-in bookcases. Outside, there’s a white picket fence, bluestone patio, and brick walkway. CONS The door to the basement is in the living room, which is a little odd.

78 Elm Street, Charlestown.




LOT SIZE 0.02 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $602,000 in 2006

Sarah Glovsky, The Charles Realty, 617-236-0353,

PROS Located around the corner from Bunker Hill Street, this 1899 attached single-family home has a walkability score of 85. Upon entering, you can step down into the living room on the right or the dining room on the left. The kitchen, with a patio off it, has stainless appliances. The gently curving staircase is lovely. The master has an en suite bath with pedestal sink. Updates include water heater, furnace, and some refinished floors. The home has high ceilings, big windows, on-trend paint colors, air conditioning, and a security system. CONS The second-floor bath could use updating.  — Vanessa Parks

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