Celebrity Neighborhoods in Boston

by c21commonweath_ldowling 22. November 2013 17:57

Boston, Massachusetts, has been home to people of note since before the Republic began.  We'll highlight some great neighborhoods that Bostonians and residents of the greater Boston area have called home over the years.

Manny Ramirez

This former Red Sox slugger's downtown Boston condo has attracted almost as much attention as Ramirez himself. A 4 bedroom penthouse in the Ritz-Carlton, near Boston Common, it was acquired in 2001 for $5,778,790 and sold in 2011 after spending a few years on the market for a bit less than that, at $5.5 million. Boston buyers should be aware that the market is not quite as in their favor as it was a few years ago; prices on properties all across the Boston area have been rising, downtown included.

Bette Davis

You may not have known that the film legend was born in Lowell, Massachusettts, an old industrial town that is now a thriving suburb 25 miles outside of Boston. Lowell provides a number of resources to the region, including the University of Massachusetts Lowell and its Tsongas Center, home to numerous entertainment and sporting events. The home where she grew up is a two family house, a pink Victorian on Chester Street.

Tom Brady

The Patriots quarterback has had a series of homes in his time in the Boston area. A Back Bay penthouse Brady & wife Gisele Bundchen owned, was sold for over $9 million in 2012, and construction is ongoing on a home in Brookline. Brookline is an upscale suburb of Boston with great schools, parks, and The Country Club, the first private club in the United States.

Jay Leno

Jay Leno may be most closely associated with Los Angeles, but he has a home in Andover, Massachusetts, where he grew up.  Andover has been the home to a number of notable people, as well as Phillips Academy, perhaps the nation's most well known prep school.

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

No list of celebrities in the Boston area would be complete without the actor-director duo, who grew up mere blocks apart in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  North of Boston, Cambridge is close enough for a commute but offers plenty of jobs and cultural entertainment of its own, in part due to the presence of educational powerhouses Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Boston area has many celebrities, past and present, spread across a variety of fantastic suburbs and historical towns.  Find your home in one of these great neighborhoods today.