Home of the Week: New Revere apartment complex is steps from T, overlooks beach

Home of the Week
The complex has a pool.
The complex has a pool. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

650 Ocean Ave., Revere

Rent: Studios (starting at $1,845); 1 bedroom (from $2,100); 1 bedroom with den (from $2,445); and 2 bedrooms (from $2,675). Model unit rent: $3,405
Year built: 2017
Number of units: 230
Utilities: $100 to $150 a month
Pet fees: $35 monthly for pets under 25 pounds; $65 for pets more than 25 pounds. The limit is two per unit, and there are breed restrictions.
Parking: $75 a month in attached garage
Bicycle storage: $10 a month

Revere Beach, the oldest public beach in the country, has been getting new neighbors lately, including the apartments at Ocean 650. The M-shaped complex has 230 units, many with a balcony, clustered in three connected buildings.

Sitting on the low ridge that parallels the miles-long beach for a great deal of its length, Ocean 650 has an unobstructed view across the ribbon of parkland known as Revere Beach Reservation, the formal name used by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The viewscape only improves as you move from the lobby and office spaces to the second floor, where some of the complex’s amenities can be found. Here you’ll find a resident work area with a television, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen with a Starbucks coffee machine, an ice cream maker, and plenty of counter space. There is a room for private business meetings, and in one corner, surrounded by air plants, is another gathering spot — one with a gorgeous, long table made from a single cut from a tree, its rings richly visible.

A door on the second level leads to the spinning/weight/yoga room, and another goes out to a deck awash in ocean breezes. One floor up is a pool, patios, grilling stations, and a fire pit. Higher still, on the eighth floor, is the broad roof deck, which offers marvelous views that include downtown Boston, planes to and from Logan International Airport, and the area’s main attraction, the beach.

The model is a two-bedroom home on the fourth floor that faces the ocean, which is visible through floor-to ceiling windows with thick white frames.

The kitchen lines the right side of the room and features stainless-steel appliances and white quartz counters. The backsplash is white subway tile, and there is a breakfast counter and space for a two-person table.

The open floor plan flows into the living room area, which is 276 square feet and has 11-foot ceilings. The room offers access via slider to a balcony the perfect size for a small table and chairs.

From the living area, a short hallway leads to a full bath with a tub/shower combination and the first bedroom, which is set up as an office in the model. The space offers one large window and a long closet.

The hallway ends at a master suite with a walk-in closet and room for a queen-sized bed. The en-suite bath features a shower with a glass wall.

The flooring in the master suite is carpet; the rest of the unit has vinyl-wood planks, except for the baths, which are clad in ceramic tile. Each unit comes with a stacked washer/dryer.

The complex is a quick walk from Wonderland Station and its garage, part of the Blue Line.

This nonsmoking development, which is 59 percent leased, is pet-friendly. There is a dog walk just off the garage and a dog-washing station inside.

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