Centers And Squares
Welcome to Centers and Squares
As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.
Last week, as part of our weekly tour, ReMax Destiny agents headed over to NorthPoint Cambridge. Condos at NorthPoint have been selling like hotcakes so we were excited to get a presentation about the development and to tour a number of condos. Amy Clements, Sales Director at NorthPoint, and a representative from the development group spoke to us about what’s in the works.
NorthPoint Cambridge is a 45-acre parcel. A former railyard, the property will be transformed into a new Cambridge neighborhood featuring a 10-acre park at its center. It will be a mixed use community with residential space – both apartments and condos, office and lab space, retail establishments, and a public transportation stop once the Lechmere Green Line T stop is relocated to NorthPoint.
Development stalled at Northpoint Cambridge in 2007 when the original owners became embroiled in a court battle. The project is back on track after new investors, including former LA Laker Magic Johnson, took over in 2010. Condos at NorthPoint are now selling like hotcakes with more than 30 contracts signed in January 2013.
Plans for North Point include a total of twenty buildings. There will be three million square feet of residential space, 2700 residential units in total. The next phase of development at NorthPoint Cambridge will be a 20-story, 355 unit luxury apartment building. That building will include:
- 8000 sq. ft. of retail space
- “Click cafe”
- Basketball court
- Outdoor lounge / bar for residents
Today the condominiums at North Point are in two buildings, constructed in 2008. 1 Earhart (formerly called Sierra) and 2 Earhart Street (formerly called Tango) have over 300 units between them. The smaller building, One Earhart / Sierra, has 99 condos. Two Earhart / Tango has 230 units and includes a 12-story tower. Many of the condos are two-level loft style units.
When we toured the development last week 78% of the condos had sold and closed. 86% were sold or under agreement. Given the pace of sales those numbers have probably changed by now.
Northpoint Cambridge Condos Feature
- Condo fee includes heat and hot water
- 24/7 concierge with a desk in 2 Earhart
- On site building manager
- Bamboo floors
- Central air conditioning
- In-unit laundry hookup
- Some condos have a patio, deck or Juliet balcony
- Stylish finishes, fixtures and appliances including Arclinea cabinets, Phillipe Stark Duravit sinks, and Bosch dishwashers
- Two pets allowed – no breed or weight restrictions
Residents at NorthPoint have easy access to the Green Line at Lechmere and to the Orange Line at the Bunker Hill stop. The EZRide bus service stops at North Point and continues to Kendall Square, MIT and North Station. Boston is a hop, skip and a jump away and the Charles River is just down the street.
Here are some of the condos for sale at NorthPoint Cambridge. There may be others available – to see all the options we need to visit the development. If you’d like more info or want to see condos at NorthPoint I would be happy to arrange for a presentation and tour. Amy Clements, the Sales Director at NorthPoint, explained that she is happy to work with other agents – so having an agent represent you will not be an issue and will not mean that you pay any more. Give me a call at 617-504-1737 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll explore NorthPoint together. Liz Bolton, ReMax Destiny