House hunting in the winter months can actually turn out to be fun if you add some winter recreation to the day of your home tours. Whether you're looking for your new home in the city or the surrounding communities, you'll be surprised at the natural and man-made beauty that awaits you! Before leaving for a showing or an open house, sharpen you skates, load the sled on the car rack and prepare yourself for an interesting outing that will enlighten you not only to the interiors but the exteriors of your potential new living situation.
In Arlington, when the temperature has remained at freezing for a week or so, you'll find young and old alike enjoying an afternoon of skating on Spy Pond and Hill's Pond, located in Arlington center and Jason Heights area of the town. After a heavy snow fall join the hearty souls snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on Minuteman Bikeway before the towns of Cambridge, Arlington and Lexington have an opportunity to thoroughly plow.
If you find yourself in Arlington Heights, Robbins Farm, with its magnificent views of the Boston Skyline, provides great snow covered hills for hours of sledding fun.
Travel to Concord for a wild ride sledding down Nashawtuc Hill. Cities, like Cambridge also offer some unexpected fun. Visit the 2,900 square foot skating rink owned by the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square and open to the public.
If you are in Boston looking at townhouses and condos, don't miss the chance to skate on the famous Frog Pond rink on the Boston Common. And be sure to warm up with a hot chocolate or coffee in one of the nearby neighborhood cafes.
Hope this" cool" information helps you in selecting not just a place to live, but a place to call home. And for a complete list of Open Houses in these and other locations visit Avenue3's property seach page and click on Open House!