Highlands at Faxon Woods
2001 Falls Boulevard
A fixture of the Quincy, MA area since 2002, the Highlands at Faxon Woods features 196 luxury units within a four-story building situated just a short commute from Boston. Spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with one and two bathrooms provide plenty of room for residents to settle in and spread out.
Apartments at the Highlands come fully equipped with all-electric kitchens. Dishwashers are included in the collection of energy-efficient appliances, and garbage disposals help keep the kitchen area clean. Granite countertops add a touch of modern luxury to the space. Washer and dryer units offer the convenience of doing laundry any time without having to wait for machines in a communal laundry area.
Carpeted floors in the living areas and tile floors in the bathrooms make each unit at the Highlands attractive and comfortable. Nine-foot ceilings provide a sense of space so that every apartment feels open and inviting. Walk-in closets offer a great deal of storage for clothing and other belongings.
Comfort is key at the Highlands, which is why both air conditioning and heat are included in the rent and all residents enjoy their own private balconies. An outdoor common area with a courtyard, picnic tables, a playground and barbecue facilities provides the perfect spot for summer entertainment. A state-of-the-art indoor fitness center complete with cardio machines is a convenient way for tenants to exercise any time. Those who like a good game of pool can enjoy an afternoon in the communal card and billiard room.
Other indoor amenities at the Highlands include a clubhouse, a business center and a community room complete with a flat-screen television. The elevator offers handicap access to every floor so that everyone can take advantage of what the building has to offer.
Underground parking and free shuttle service to nearby Quincy MBTA stations accommodates all tenants who need a quick and easy way to get into Boston. Whether driving or taking public transportation, residents of the Highlands can enjoy time in the city before coming back to relax in comfort.
Constructed in 2002, the four-story, 196-unit, 180,976-square-foot Highlands at Faxon Woods at 2001 Falls Boulevard offers spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments within convenient access to the Quincy MBTA and bus stations. In fact, all residents enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the Quincy T station.
One-bedroom, one-bath floor plans range in size from 759 to 853 square feet. The one-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bath plan measures just under 1,000 square feet. Two-bedroom, two-bath floor plans range in size from 1,050 to 1,164 square feet.
Each carpeted unit features 9-foot-high ceilings, spacious walk-in closets and beautifully-tiled bathroom floors. The gourmet kitchen features granite-like countertops and energy-efficient electric range, refrigerator and dishwasher. Each apartment also includes a den/study room, ideal for your home business. You can enjoy the convenience of an in-unit washer and dryer and the privacy of your own balcony or patio. Each unit also features central heat and air conditioning and the security of an intrusion alarm.
Residents of the handicapped-accessible community enjoy a host of exclusive amenities, including a two-story lobby, a clubhouse with catering kitchen, a lounge with fireplace, java stations and a scenic outdoor picnic area with barbecue facilities. There are plenty of choices for the active resident in the state-of-the-art fitness center and billiards and game rooms.
For residents who prefer to work in the business center, the individual work spaces conveniently meet their needs. In fact, convenience is the norm in the community with handy elevator access, central recycling, a storage area, and secure below-ground parking and garages. You can rest confidently with on-call emergency services and on-site management, including operations and maintenance. There's no need to mail or deliver your rental payments, as you can conveniently pay online for a lease term that ranges from one month to one year.
The beautifully-landscaped grounds feature a picturesque gazebo area, perfect for warm-weather relaxation. Cats are welcome at the community, so you can feel free to enjoy the comfort of your home with your feline friend.
When you feel the need to just "get away" for a while, the community offers biweekly day shopping trips. If you prefer to take your own vehicle, there's convenient access to freeways, shopping and restaurants.
In 2013, positive customer reviews gave the community the ApartmentRatings.com Top Rated Award.
Nearby Faxon Park is a 54.6-acre park that features several recreational facilities, including a basketball court, a lighted softball field, two little league fields, a variety of children's playground equipment, a natural ice-skating pond and a picnic area with pavilion. Walkers appreciate the park's many foot-friendly paths.
Located on high ground and featuring natural wooded vegetation and tree-shaded land, the park is lined with granite walls constructed in 1938 with $300,000 in funds from the Works Project Administration (WPA.) The long, low walls, measuring about one yard high and one-and-one-half feet thick, are most conspicuous as they surround a circular viewpoint overlooking Quincy Bay and Point. Other sturdy stone features throughout the park include fireplaces and benches, many of which are set on large rocks. Other WPA-constructed structures in the park include a playground shelter and utility building.
Also located within a short distance of the property is Adams National Historical Park, a 13-acre site that memorializes four generations of America's influential Adams family. Located on the park premises, the Adams' Summer White House, Carriage House and Stone Library captivate history buffs of all ages.
The two oldest presidential birthplaces in the U.S., those of John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, sit on their original locations on Franklin Street, formerly part of the "Old Coast Road" that ran from Boston to Plymouth. Both featuring New England-style framed construction, the homes are sometimes known as "saltboxes" for their similarity to colonial salt boxes with slanted lids. Constructed in 1681, the elder Adams home consists of two lower-level and two upper-level rooms surrounding a massive central chimney.
Constructed in 1870, the park's Stone Library houses a collection of more than 12,000 works in more than 12 languages that had originally belonged to Adams family members. Subjects of the works include astronomy, horticulture, literature, natural history and theater. Of special significance are John's copy of President Washington's Farewell Address and a 1521 Bible concordance. Also featured at the library are 17th-century primitive American paintings, 19th-century photography and Adams family and Memorial Society papers. The Stone Library is believed to have been the first presidential library in history.
South Quincy Neighborhood
A neighborhood of Quincy proper, South Quincy experienced a rapid growth in population in the 1800s that was the result of the city's burgeoning granite industry.
There's no shortage of top-rated eateries in the South Quincy area. South Garden Chinese restaurant offers both in-house dining and take-out for the Quincy area. South Garden's dishes are noted for their classic taste with a modern twist. From appetizers to noodle soup to fried rice to poultry, beef and pork entrees, South Garden uses only fresh, high-quality ingredients in their dishes.
If you prefer Italian cuisine, there's Gennaro's Eatery serving affordable, home-style cooking in a family-friendly environment. Having recently undergone renovation, Gennaro's now seats up to 70 people.
Gennaro's serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and selections include such Italian favorites as potato gnocchi, fettucine Alfredo and chicken cacciatore.
Begin your dinner experience at Gennaro's with appetizers ranging from focaccia or garlic bread to toasted ravioli. The freshly-made soup course includes minestrone or chicken.
Dinner entrees at Gennaro's include baked ziti casserole, tortellini carbonara and their special baked mac & cheese with a buttery Ritz cracker topping.
For the lighter appetite, you can make a meal with a salad at Gennaro's with choices of Mediterranean, antipasto or Caesar salads. Gennaro's also offers delicious subs, such as the eggplant Parmesan or wraps, all served with chips.
Choose from among Gennaro's stone-deck pizzas, such as the traditional cheese by the slice or a Sicilian specialty, such as shrimp scampi, bruschetta or chicken pesto.
Reflecting their family-friendly atmosphere, Gennaro's features a special children's menu that includes one-topping pizza, cheese ravioli and chicken fingers, all served with milk or a fountain soda.
If you're short on time and want to just pick up some delicious Italian fare, Gennaro's offers a number of food items for take-out, including bread, rolls and homemade sauces. Their pasta and chicken bundle meals include a large salad and a loaf of freshly-baked bread that can easily feed four or five.
Gennaro's also offers catering for such special events as birthday and graduation parties and wedding receptions.