One minute, two minutes, three minutes… 30 minutes. Only 13% of Boston commuters are able to reach their destination by car or mass transit within that time. The rest? Well, they are growing increasingly tired of endless gridlock and tedious highway slogs, according to a MassINC poll.
Luckily, there is an option for those of you who want to stop commuting and find a condo near Boston: Metro9 Condos in Somerville. The panoramic views from the Metro9 roof deck give an idea just how close it takes you to downtown Boston and Cambridge. Are you ready to bid farewell to the forever–commutes on the MassPike and I-93 and embrace a new way of living?
Find a condo near Boston — and free up hours of time
With a Metro9 condo near Boston, you can get to where you want in minutes. The question is only which mode of transportation will take you there?
Biking: It’s gold-level standard
Pull out your bike from Metro9’s on–site bike storage (with a repair shop!) and zoom along the bikeable streets that have earned Somerville the Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community award, a designation held by only 29 communities nationwide. And it is only going to get better as the next phase of the Grand Junction Path in Cambridge is poised to stretch this mini-bicycling highway all the way from Boston University Bridge to Somerville and Allston. Eventually, it will connect to the Somerville Community Path, which is also set to become significantly longer as part of the Green Line Extension project.
How fast can you bike to…?
MIT: 7 minutes
Harvard: 9 minutes
North Station: 12 minutes
Financial District: 17 minutes
Public transit: It’s excellent
Walk Score rates public transit around Metro9 as “excellent.” The 10-minute walk to the Green Line T-stop at Lechmere Station proves it is true. And so does convenient access to the Red and Orange Lines, as well as MBTA bus routes a block or two away. With the completion of the Green Line Extension, which will add stations in Somerville, you can look forward to even swifter connections.
How long does it take to ride the bus/T to…?
Harvard: 12 minutes
TD Garden: 18 minutes
Haymarket Station: 18 minutes
Walking: It’s paradise
If you want to get a sense of just how much is located within 1,000 steps of Metro9, read this walking tour of the neighborhood. It is indeed so accessible and features so many restaurants, bars, and everyday conveniences that WalkScore gives it a “Paradise” rating. Even if you decide to walk to Harvard, you can finish the 1.5 miles in less time (30 minutes) than it takes the average commuter to get to work.
How many minutes does it take to walk to…?
MIT: 15 minutes
Facebook: 17 minutes
Biogen: 14 minutes
Stay right at your condo near Boston
Why not have the work come to you? The Innovation Suite, a chic, professional space at Metro9, makes it possible. Set up shop for a few hours or schedule a meeting with colleagues. With a condo near Boston, that soul-crushing commute will fade into memory for good.