Julie Sagan GRI - Sagan REALTORS ®, Swampscott, MA Real Estate, Marblehead, MA Real Estate


Sure, it's possible to find a home with a fully equipped exercise gym, an Olympic size swimming pool, or a couple tennis courts on the premises, but who wants to spend that kind of money! Fortunately, there are house features you can look for that will help you stay in shape without having to win the lottery first! Here are a few ideas to consider when searching for the ideal home:

  • Proximity to a park: Whether you're looking for a home in the city or nearby suburbia, most communities have bike paths or public parks where you can walk, jog, inline skate, bicycle, take your dog for a stroll, or play tennis. Parks with playgrounds are also a great resource for keeping your kids entertained, physically active, and engaged. Having a park or walking trail located within a mile of your house is ideal because if it's convenient, you'll be more inclined to go there frequently. While it may not be at the top of your house-hunting "wish list," proximity to a park, nature preserve, or walking trail can be instrumental in helping you and your family stay healthier and more energetic. Doctor-approved, regular exercise is also a proven way to counteract the effects of stress, elevate your mood, and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods: One of the advantages of buying a home in a quiet neighborhood is that it offers a safe and relaxing environment for taking daily walks. Going for walks near your house can also be a good way to get to know your neighbors and check out the latest yard sales. Although sidewalks can be a nice feature for homeowners who enjoy neighborhood walks, quiet streets with mostly local traffic is all you really need for favorable walking conditions.
  • A finished basement or extra room: The problem with putting an exercise machine in your bedroom or even the family room is that, sooner or later, you're going to get sick of looking at it! Until somebody creates a treadmill, exercise bicycle, or elliptical machine that has aesthetic appeal as well as functionality, it's never going to complement your decor! More often than not, exercise machines are an eyesore and a source of clutter. The solution is to create a dedicated exercise space in either a finished basement, a rec room, or a spare bedroom. Half of a two-car garage can sometimes provide a good area for weights and exercise machines, too, but that's only if you're willing to park your second car in the driveway.
Three factors that facilitate staying fit and healthy are convenience, proximity, and access to resources. When parks, exercise areas, and equipment are just "a stone's throw away," the likelihood of you starting and staying with a fitness program is much greater.



15 Linden Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Serene pond front contemporary three bedroom home with a wonderful open floor plan. Enjoy stunning views from nearly every room in the house. Bright and sunny kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, center island, gas fireplace with a cozy sitting area and a sunny dining area with windows all around. Step down into the cathedral ceiling living room with a show stopping stone firelace that overlooks Leggs Hill Pond. You will enjoy a first floor office area, and a bedroom suite with a loft area. Second floor master has beautiful pond views and a large second floor family room. Enjoy relaxing on the deck and feeling like you are on vacation. Updates include newly painted exterior, new deck, new furnace (2018) New roof and skylights (2017) Many new windows (2014). This is truly a special home that is rare to come by. This home is in between Vinnin Square shopping and Salem State University
Open House
Saturday
July 14 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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73 Ocean View Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907

Single-Family

$949,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy the gorgeous views from this 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom colonial located on a dead end street. Large picture window in the living room provides expansive views of the ocean and the Boston skyline. Ultra chefs kitchen includes granite counters, double ovens, two sinks, beautiful cabinetry, custom built in eating area with bookshelves for all of your cookbooks and desk area. Buffet serving area is perfect for entertaining.The second floor has generous size bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Walk out finished lower level with very high ceilings makes it perfect for an in home gym or a playroom. Flat back yard , newly painted exterior, new garage doors, many more improvements to see. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to live on a quiet street, easy access to the parks, beach, schools and shopping. Ready for you to move in and enjoy the views this summer!
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Saturday
July 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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73 Ocean View Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907

Single-Family

$949,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy the gorgeous views from this 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom colonial located on a dead end street. Large picture window in the living room provides expansive views of the ocean and the Boston skyline. Ultra chefs kitchen includes granite counters, double ovens, two sinks, beautiful cabinetry, custom built in eating area with bookshelves for all of your cookbooks and desk area. Buffet serving area is perfect for entertaining.The second floor has generous size bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Walk out finished lower level with very high ceilings makes it perfect for an in home gym or a playroom. Flat back yard , newly painted exterior, new garage doors, many more improvements to see. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to live on a quiet street, easy access to the parks, beach, schools and shopping. Ready for you to move in and enjoy the views this summer!
Open House
Saturday
July 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 73 Ocean View Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907    Get Directions

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15 Linden Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Serene pond front contemporary three bedroom home with a wonderful open floor plan. Enjoy stunning views from nearly every room in the house. Bright and sunny kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, center island, gas fireplace with a cozy sitting area and a sunny dining area with windows all around. Step down into the cathedral ceiling living room with a show stopping stone firelace that overlooks Leggs Hill Pond. You will enjoy a first floor office area, and a bedroom suite with a loft area. Second floor master has beautiful pond views and a large second floor family room. Enjoy relaxing on the deck and feeling like you are on vacation. Updates include newly painted exterior, new deck, new furnace (2018) New roof and skylights (2017) Many new windows (2014). This is truly a special home that is rare to come by. This home is in between Vinnin Square shopping and Salem State University
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 15 Linden Avenue, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions

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