The Peggy Patenaude Team | Andover Real Estate, North Andover Real Estate, Boxford Real Estate


Not every neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly, especially if you live on a busy highway or have no access to sidewalks. However, if you're fortunate enough to live in a walkable area (or have a chance to move to one), why not take advantage of it?

Walking in your neighborhood is a free way to stay healthier, happier, and more relaxed. As long as you don't have any health conditions that would stand in the way of taking regular walks, a daily constitutional can provide you and your family with an array of benefits.

Healthy Lifestyle: Staying physically and mentally healthy is not the result of one or two positive habits, but rather a variety of lifestyle decisions you make throughout the day. Walking on a regular basis can help you achieve weight loss goals, maintain muscle tone, and increase your energy level. A moderate exercise program can also help relieve stress, enhance your mood, and slow down the aging process.

Family Bonding: Walking in the neighborhood or at a nearby public park can be a great way for your family to spend quality time together. It's also an opportunity to take a refreshing break from television watching, social media use, the Internet, and video games. Going for family walks is a simple activity, but the benefits can be far reaching.

Neighborhood Connections: The very act of walking around in your neighborhood, every day, makes you feel more connected to your environment. It also gives you a chance to chat with neighbors, meet new ones, and observe any changes that may affect the character of the neighborhood.

Critique Your Property: When you walk past your house and yard, you can often see features and flaws that may have escaped your notice when you last drove by in your car. Looking at your property from different angles and directions can help give you landscaping ideas and point out ways you can improve the outward appearance of your home. You can also pick up landscaping and property ideas by seeing what your neighbors are doing. Curb appeal is especially important if you're planning to sell your property.

Bargain Hunting: If you happen to be taking a walk in the neighborhood when yard sales are underway, it's easy to stop and scope out the treasures being offered. One caveat: If you do find something you want to buy, especially if it's a large piece of furniture, you may have to return later with your vehicle to pick it up.

Find a New Neighborhood: If you're in the market for a new home, the walkability of neighborhoods is an important feature worth keeping in mind.

Save Gas: Sometimes it's nice to take a break from driving and walk over to your neighborhood grocery store, pharmacy, or post office. On those occasions when you only need to pick up a few small items, hoofing it over to your local retailer is an alternative worth considering!


You CAN buy an affordable colonial home in Topsfield!! This lovely home has a flexible floor plan and is much larger than it appears from the outside. The front door opens to the living room with hardwood flooring and a wood burning fireplace. Or enter through the attached 2 car garage into a mud room leading to six other rooms on the first floor including an oversized master bedroom, den, office with a closet and French doors, kitchen, dining room and family room. The family room has a gas fireplace and a slider to a private deck and a tranquil backyard. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms, one with built-in drawers, and an updated half bath shared by both. Wine Cellar, oil burner and hot water heater (2006). Roof (2015). There are sidewalks all the way to the downtown area and a bike trail that takes you to Danvers! Conveniently located near shops, restaurants, schools and highways (Rte 1 and Rte 95). And the Topsfield Fair!

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This Condo in North Andover, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by The Peggy Patenaude Team - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


26 MAIN STREET, North Andover, MA 01845

Condo

$389,900
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
EVERYTHING YOU WANT in this BEAUTIFUL END UNIT 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo ideally located near shops, library, schools, commuter routes & more. Quality features throughout this 5 year young townhouse with a one car garage, hardwood throughout kitchen, dining area,and fireplaced living room. Granite counters, and SS appliances. The 2 bedrooms on the second floor have abundant closet space, with a full bath and laundry closet, 3rd floor has gorgeous private master suite with private bath and WIC. Snow removal and landscape maintenance are all done for you. Pet friendly complex. Nothing to do but move in! Showings begin at Open House Saturday Sept 8th and Sunday Sept 9th

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12 Cloverfield Drive, Andover, MA 01810

West Andover

Single-Family

$999,900
Price

14
Rooms
5
Beds
4/2
Full/Half Baths
ROCK BOTTOM PRICE! THIS IS AN AMAZING DEAL ON AN AMAZING HOUSE! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCT 21, 12:00-1:30. You can NOT build this house for this price! From the almost 3 acres of level land abutting conservation property in this beautiful cul-de-sac, to the brick façade and 2 fieldstone fireplaces, this property is your next prestigious address. What's the catch? O.K. the custom, cherry cabinets in the kitchen is no longer all the rage. But at this price you can have it all: A 475 sq ft kitchen - open - no walls to tear down. Open floor plan. Master bedroom spa retreat with magnificent windows. All the bathrooms have been updated. Two story Family room off kitchen showcases floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace. tucked-away home Office overlooking back yard. You will LOVE the Two story Great Room w/ fieldstone fireplace & custom built-ins. 4 generous bedrooms - with hardwood floors plus mid-level 5th bedroom w/ full bath - perfect for in-laws. Lots of equity here!
Open House
Sunday
October 21 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 12 Cloverfield Drive, Andover, MA 01810    Get Directions

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12 Belle Haven Drive, Andover, MA 01810

West Andover

Single-Family

$879,900
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This classic colonial at the end of desirable cul-de-sac provides the STAYCATION you have been looking for! A fabulous addition turned a great home into a WOW! Kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & SS appliances. Large Family room addition has cathedral ceiling, fireplace & 2 window seats w/ storage overlooking spectacular backyard with heated, gunite in-ground pool, hot tub & stone fireplace - great for making smores! Even surround sound! Think of the parties you will have! The finished, walk-out LL has a full Kitchen, full bath, Playroom & private Home Office. Could also be a great alternative for in-law suite or au-pair. Second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms & 2 full baths. Walk-up attic provides plenty of storage & even has a cedar closet. 2 car ATTACHED garage, irrigation are just 2 of the many amenities. Convenient to Rtes 495 & 93. Town water & Title V approved - this house is ready for you to move in and enjoy the holidays! QUICK CLOSING IS POSSIBLE!
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October 21 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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