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.

No More Room In Cambridge

No Parking Until Further Notice Signs Posted in Cambridge

No Parking Until Further Notice Signs Posted in Cambridge

No more room in Cambridge…  or in Arlington, or Boston, or Medford or any other town or city in the area.  No more room for snow that is.

We are buried.  The last snow shoveling marathon was prolonged because of the time and energy it took to throw the snow on piles now over our heads.

With piles this high driving is a bear.  So is parking.  And walking.  Forget about biking.  Mass Avenue is down to a lane and a half as long as nobody is trying to get in or out of a car along the snowbanks. Two-way streets are one-ways and one-ways – well, you might just be sitting there for a while.  We sat on Trowbridge Street during our tour of new listings for over twenty minutes waiting for the recycling truck to finish that one block.

Towns and cities have instituted parking bans to keep the roads clear. Arlington is restricting parking on certain sides of the street.  Cambridge has prohibited parking along many well traveled roads like Magazine Street in Cambridgeport or Cedar Street in North Cambridge.

It’s time to take the snow away! Somerville removes snow as a matter or course.  On the news tonight they reported that Waltham is removing more than 70,000 tons of snow for the first time since 1995.

If you just moved to Cambridge take heart – this isn’t our typical winter.  1995-1996 in fact was the snowiest winter on record in Boston.  We may just beat that this year – it’s still January for cripes sake! but happily we get plenty of winters where the ground is just about bare for many days.

Bare ground.  I can’t wait.

Categories: Living Here

  1. Ken Jansen

    Hi Elizabeth,

    First, I hope you don’t get any more snow. 🙂 It seems there is more on the way, though. Kansas City is poised to get hit tonight and Tuesday.

    Second, you have such a beautiful blog and I LOVE the header graphics you have on the top. Very nice. Who did those for you or are you multi-talented?

    Thank you.

  2. Elizabeth Bolton

    Hi Ken! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. The graphics are vintage postcards of my area that I had collected. The blog design was done by the Real Estate Tomato. I love those guys! I highly recommend them if you’re looking for that kind of service. I’d be happy to talk to you about them if you wanted.

    Unfortunately we are going to get walloped again. It’s a mess and a half. Just about takes the breath away to think about more snow. Hope it’s not too bad in your neck of the woods.


  3. Denise Hamlin

    Hi Liz ~ That is a lot of snow. I imagine it’s more by now… We’re waiting for our worst storm of the season coming in tonight through Wednesday. Not looking forward to that at all. I am so done with winter this year. It’s never ending!

  4. Elizabeth Bolton

    Hi Denise!

    What a winter huh? Most days feel like deja vu all over again around here. City snow is a bear.


Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2008 - 2011 Centers And Squares     Agent Login     Design by Real Estate Tomato     Powered by Tomato Real Estate Blogs

Real Estate Tomato