You may not want to run 26.2 miles, but watching the Boston Marathon just might inspire you to lace up. To get you on your way, we chose five homes near running paths in Concord, Back Bay, East Boston, Milton, and Brookline. Check them out:
500 Lexington Road, Concord
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
2,122 square feet
Set on a 1.25-acre lot, this Colonial is close to several of the town’s historic homes. It is also near Battle Road Trail and about 2 miles from Walden Pond State Reservation, both of which are scenic spots for a great jog. Kick your sneakers off at the door, though, because this home has hardwood floors. Other highlights: the kitchen with large windows above the sink, the sunroom, and the two-car garage.
278 Clarendon St., No. 1, Back Bay
1 bedroom, 1 bath
767 square feet
Just two blocks from the Charles River walking bridge leading to the Esplanade, this unit is the prime location for people who want to jog next to the river. The corner unit boasts a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances (including a new refrigerator) and granite counters, a marble bath, and a walk-in closet with custom cabinetry. The unit also has built-ins with a window seat. The building is pet-friendly.
84 Condor St., East Boston
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,400 square feet
Not only does this home offer a view of the waterfront, it is literally on the water. The houseboat has an updated kitchen with a breakfast bar and an open living area. The owner added a second story and renovated the boat a few years ago. When you want to trade your sea legs for land ones, head over to East Boston Greenway for a short run. The seller is accepting cash offers only, according to the listing.
9 Crown St., Milton
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,196 square feet
This bungalow has a mudroom out front, perfect for cleaning off when you get home from a run at Blue Hills Reservation a few miles away. The living room has a fireplace, and the dining room offers charming details like a china cabinet, a plaster design on the ceiling, and a plate rail. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry, and there is hardwood flooring in both bedrooms. The home sits on a 0.13-acre lot.
471 Washington St., Unit 5, Brookline
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,259 square feet
This renovated condo is within walking distance of Chestnut Hill Reservation and Brookline Reservoir Park, both of which have running paths. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The master suite offers a deep walk-in closet and a marble bath, perfect for that après-run soak. The condo has a private patio and storage. The bike storage area is shared, however.
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