On the Block

Get a move on

These properties are near great public rec facilities.


  • $347,900


  • LOT SIZE 1.18 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 1 full, 2 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $392,000 in 2007

  • PROS With access to launch a kayak on Bruce’s Pond and only a short walk to a skate-and-splash park, a walking trail, and the Assabet River, this corner property offers a lot to an active lifestyle. Much was updated in this 1889 former funeral home: The hardwood flooring has been refinished, the dining room renovated, and the third floor now features a large master and two bedrooms. There’s a media room in the basement, a separate living area with a ramp entrance that’s great for extended family, and lots of parking, including a four-bay garage. CONS The exterior needs some TLC. The kitchen is on the second floor.

  • S. Elaine McDonald, RE/Max Prestige, 978-875-0097,


  • $469,000


  • ASSOCIATION FEE $384 per month

  • BEDROOMS 1 BATHS 1 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $141,500 in 1995

  • PROS This renovated condo in the former Hancock School is just a quick hop from the town’s pools, tennis and basketball courts, a skate park, bike lane, and walking path with fitness stations. The 1898 building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the blend of various housing styles is reflected inside. This condo features oak floors throughout and single-hung, four-panel windows with barrel tops. All of the closets, including the bedroom’s, have double doors. The kitchen boasts Shaker-style cabinets in American cherry, stainless appliances, and granite counters. The door to the private patio has Federal-style sidelights; the bathroom has tumbled marble on the floor and shower surround. CONS The bathroom mirror, though pretty, isn’t as spiffy as the rest of the space.

  • Stephen Dirrane, RE/Max Leading Edge, 978-369-0024,— Eileen McEleney Woods

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