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Lafayette Place

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The Lafayette Place condominiums encompass a large tract opening on Lafayette Avenue in the Chelsea "Soldiers Home" neighborhood. They occupy a three story high rectangular mid-rise building. Residents enjoy convenient access to many services, plus some incredible skyline vistas!

Developers constructed Lafayette Place on a hillside in 1972. It includes a basement (forming an additional fourth floor), plus a spacious lobby. Residents reportedly enjoy access to a viewing deck on the upper level of this building. Some additional construction may have occurred here during 2005, although available online information remains limited.

The building displays attractive exterior red and beige brick masonry. It offers a stylish main entrance beneath a prominent covered white portico. Visitors climb a series of stone steps to reach the lobby through commercial-style glass doors. A paved private parking lot encompasses the front of the building along Lafayette Avenue. It includes some spaces deeded to condo owners.

The rear of this building stands along Franklin Avenue, bordered by a narrow lawn. Residents can use a landscaped sidewalk running along the south side of the building to access this street conveniently; they must descend a series of steps to reach the sidewalk. A professional management company helps maintain the exterior of the condominium building.

A small park and green space, Malone Park, lies directly opposite Lafayette Place along Lafayette Avenue. It includes hike and bike trails. Residents can access this location easily on foot.

Find a Home Offering Excellent City Skyline Views

This large condominium building includes a variety of condos with variable sizes and floor plans. Some typical units include one bedroom, one bath apartments of 594 square feet and 723 square feet. This residential development also includes some two bedroom, one bath units. Some of these apartments provide 734, 757, and 764 square feet of living space.

Many condos here display elegant wood flooring and open floor plans. Prospective home buyers sometimes find classic 1970s design features in apartments dating from this period, such as recessed ceiling lights and breakfast bars. One especially attractive aspect of the Lafayette Place condominiums relates to its viewing deck: residents can see magnificent views of the Boston and Chelsea skyline from this hillside building.

Reportedly, the condo association HOA fee during 2017 hovered in the low $400 range. This amount covers exterior building maintenance and some other services. Prospective property seekers should consult specifically about this issue whenever they contemplate purchasing condominium properties.

The Neighborhood

This distinctive Chelsea neighborhood witnessed extensive new construction during the 1970s. Today it holds great appeal as a popular residential location. A number of condominium and apartment communities have arisen in this area.

Residents of the Lafayette Place condos access public transportation within a few blocks of home. They can utilize light rail, bus, taxi, or ridesharing services conveniently. A variety of employment, shopping and dining opportunities occur within this largely residential neighborhood. Highway 1 and the Revere Beach Parkway lie just a short distance to the north, offering convenient access to many points within this region.

The John Silber Early Learning Center serves preschool and kindergarten pupils within a mile of this location. Additionally, residents reach a public elementary school, middle school, and high school within this locale. Numerous private and vocational schools also operate within the nearby Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. The Eugene Wright Science & Technology Academy maintains a campus only half a mile away from this site.

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