Everett was highlighted in a recent Boston Globe article for being a community that the Globe ranked among the top real estate markets in the Greater Boston area, along with other communities such as Concord, Newton, and Cambridge.
The road to get to the point where Everett is being hailed as a great place to live and buy a home has not been an easy one, but it has been steady.
The rise in home prices of single family residences and condos has jumped by 38% and 33% respectively.
For families with young children, the Everett schools are a main draw. Under the leadership of Superintendent Fred Forestaire, our children continue to receive an excellent public school education in a safe environment, a fact that is of prime importance to prospective homebuyers.
Our parks and public spaces also are a major draw for those who seek a livable city environment. When Mayor Carlo DeMaria was first elected, he promised that parks and open spaces would be given a top priority. He has kept his word in this regard and residents of all ages enjoy access to top-notch open spaces.
For young professionals, there is the ease of a commute into Boston and points north, as well as bike paths and new breweries and distilleries to enjoy.
But the top draw will be the future home of Wynn Resorts Boston Harbor. The $2 billion casino and hotel, with access to the Mystic River, will create both a promising recreational feature for Everett residents and a tax relief for homeowners. The taxes from this single development will fund the type of public improvements not only for our public safety forces, but also for recreational outlets that only wealthier communities have been able to afford.
Everett officials are to be congratulated for earning this distinction in the real estate world and we look forward to a great future for the City of Everett.