Angela Bergin | Flavin & Flavin Realty | Quincy,Braintree,Milton,Weymouth,Dorchester,Hingham RE


Not every neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly, especially if you live on a busy highway or have no access to sidewalks. However, if you're fortunate enough to live in a walkable area (or have a chance to move to one), why not take advantage of it?

Walking in your neighborhood is a free way to stay healthier, happier, and more relaxed. As long as you don't have any health conditions that would stand in the way of taking regular walks, a daily constitutional can provide you and your family with an array of benefits.

Healthy Lifestyle: Staying physically and mentally healthy is not the result of one or two positive habits, but rather a variety of lifestyle decisions you make throughout the day. Walking on a regular basis can help you achieve weight loss goals, maintain muscle tone, and increase your energy level. A moderate exercise program can also help relieve stress, enhance your mood, and slow down the aging process.

Family Bonding: Walking in the neighborhood or at a nearby public park can be a great way for your family to spend quality time together. It's also an opportunity to take a refreshing break from television watching, social media use, the Internet, and video games. Going for family walks is a simple activity, but the benefits can be far reaching.

Neighborhood Connections: The very act of walking around in your neighborhood, every day, makes you feel more connected to your environment. It also gives you a chance to chat with neighbors, meet new ones, and observe any changes that may affect the character of the neighborhood.

Critique Your Property: When you walk past your house and yard, you can often see features and flaws that may have escaped your notice when you last drove by in your car. Looking at your property from different angles and directions can help give you landscaping ideas and point out ways you can improve the outward appearance of your home. You can also pick up landscaping and property ideas by seeing what your neighbors are doing. Curb appeal is especially important if you're planning to sell your property.

Bargain Hunting: If you happen to be taking a walk in the neighborhood when yard sales are underway, it's easy to stop and scope out the treasures being offered. One caveat: If you do find something you want to buy, especially if it's a large piece of furniture, you may have to return later with your vehicle to pick it up.

Find a New Neighborhood: If you're in the market for a new home, the walkability of neighborhoods is an important feature worth keeping in mind.

Save Gas: Sometimes it's nice to take a break from driving and walk over to your neighborhood grocery store, pharmacy, or post office. On those occasions when you only need to pick up a few small items, hoofing it over to your local retailer is an alternative worth considering!



14 Greystones Street, Quincy, MA 02169

West Quincy

Rental

$1,695
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Nice spacious apartment with good size rooms & great layout. 2nd floor of a 2 family home. Eat in kitchen. Bright & cheery unit. Hardwood floors. Small porch outside the kitchen over looks the well maintained common back yard. Off street parking. Laundry in the basement. Good credit, work & landlord references required.
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175 Holbrook Road, Quincy, MA 02169

Montclair

Rental

$2,100
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious apartment on 2 levels. Bright & cheery open plan Living room/dining room, kitchen, bath room &1bedroom on this floor. Hardwood floors 2 bedrooms with wall to wall carpet & full bath on the lower level. Heat & hot water Included in the rent. Good set up for a family or roommates. Walk to North Quincy T station. Close proximity to all major highways & downdown Boston. Good credit, work & landlord references required.
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394 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Rental

$1,800
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Totally renovated great first floor apartment in a well maintained 2 family home. Good size eat in kitchen with granite counters. Shiny hardwood floors. .Bright cheery unit. Nice deck off the kitchen. Laundry in the unit. Easy access to all the major highways. Good credit, work & landlord references required.
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46 Stoughton Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Houghs Neck

Rental

$1,650
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Nice apartment with a good size living room, eat in kitchen & new bathroom. Nice hardwood floors. Heat & hot water included in the rent . Laundry & off street parking. Quiet side street & well maintained quieter building. Good credit, landlord & work references required.
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