What a great turn out at this year’s Town Day Pony Rides! Browse the pictures below and click to view your high quality photo, which you can then right-click to download, print and share. Enjoy!
Archive for September, 2010
Join us at Arlington Town Day this Saturday, September 25, 2010. On this wonderful day celebrating Arlington, you will find us on the corner of Water Street and Mass. Ave. where you can browse through Arlington homes for sale, ask our agents questions about the Arlington real estate market, or just stop by and get a free tape measure, pen and other goodies!
We’re also excited to sponsor free pony rides behind the Robbins Library. We’ll take complimentary photos and upload them to our website. Check our homepage next week for a link to download and print your photos!
If you read the papers and listen to the news you might think that our Real Estate market is in bad shape. Well I’m here to tell you that if you live in Massachusetts and particularly if you live in one of the Boston suburbs, things might not be that bad at all.
Let’s start with the State of Massachusetts;
Year to date the average sale price is up $26,545 or 8%
Sales volume is up 4% to 40,790 homes
The average time it takes to sell a home is down 14% from 134 days to 115 days.
Now let’s look at the town of Arlington Massachusetts;
Year to date the average sale price is up $41,696 or 9%
Sales volume is up 9% to 373 homes
The average time it takes to sell a home is down 16% from 63 days to 53 days.
These are positive and healthy numbers. Let’s hope that we can sustain the recovery.
A recent Boston Globe article contrasts the growing problem of youth obesity in Massachusetts with Arlington’s “longstanding commitment to nutrition and exercise campaigns,” having the lowest level of students with excessive weight.
“…districts are following the lead of Arlington, which has emphasized healthy eating and exercise for years. The lessons start in kindergarten and continue in middle school with the 5-2-1 program — eat five vegetables a day, restrict TV and computer use to two hours a day, and exercise for one hour. In high school, a fitness room is open free of charge to students and staff.
Parents of middle and high school students can even see exactly what their children are eating every day. There’s no more cash in the cafeteria. Instead, families add money online, and children punch in their ID code when they get food, which, in turn, records their every order, said Cindy Bouvier, director of wellness and counseling at the Arlington public schools.
Liz DiNolfo, president of the townwide Parent Teacher Organization in Arlington, has two daughters in the public schools there. Many children, she said, live no farther than 2 miles from their school and get there on foot. There are recreation centers for playing, and an array of locally owned restaurants for healthy eating.
Just the other night, she found herself at a sushi restaurant with her fifth-grade daughter.
“She had a seaweed salad and miso soup,’’ DiNolfo said. “And I thought, ‘This wasn’t the kind of food I grew up on.’ ’’
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Bowes Real Estate is excited to have been selected as one of this year’s winners from the Arlington Department of Public Works, which has sponsored the Arlington beautification program for the last several years. This year, 52 Arlington businesses, clubs, groups and individuals adopted a public space to landscape. Each participant was judged, primarily by members of the Arlington Garden Club.
For over twenty years, Bowes has proudly maintained the island at the corner of Mass Ave and Appleton St. and has been adding annual plantings to the perennial garden each year. We are happy to have been recognized as this year’s winner in our category for our efforts and our long-term commitment to the Arlington community.