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Riverbend on the Charles

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270 Pleasant St.



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A luxury community with an unbeatable view of the glistening Charles River, the apartments at Riverbend on the Charles are positioned in a highly desirable location. Teetering on the edge of the beauty and serenity of nature as well as the hustle and bustle of the city, this community offers what most others can't - a perfect atmosphere. Despite living in the shadows of big-city life, this development opens its doors to let in what most people ignore in today's society: Nature in its purest form. From the wind rustling the leaves on the trees, to the river water trickling over the rocks, the ambiance set by the surroundings is simple unimaginable. Though these apartments offer some of the most gorgeous views ever, they certainly offer much more than that, as well.

In addition to the variety of nature settings that are easily accessible from the building, Riverbend on the Charles offers a number of unique community features. Direct access to the walking/bike trail and the fitness center - complete with top-of-the-line equipment - offer the opportunity for some exercise and/or relaxation. The heated pool and hot tub, as well as the clubroom with a billiards table, provide the chance to cool down or simply socialize with other residents. Additional features that are typically less common in apartment communities include optional covered parking and free dry cleaning pick-up and delivery. And if that weren't enough, residents can also bring their pets - furry friends are welcomed in this facility!

Once inside the units, the amazement is continued. Polished hardwood covers the floors, leading the path from room to room. Ceilings reach for the sky, topping out around fourteen feet from the ground. The kitchens are paradise, combining flawless espresso cabinetry, furnished stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops. Large walk-in closets are included as a part of the most modern design feature, as is a washer/dryer set in each unit. A beautifully constructed fireplace creates a calm and relaxing ambiance. A private patio/balcony juts out from each apartment, providing a bit of personal space and a breath of fresh air. This development offers the option of one- or two-bedroom units, as well as studio units. Maintaining a total of nearly fifty different floor plans to choose from, selecting a home that contains everything desired should be quite easy. With endless options, unbeatable views, and magnificent amenities, Riverbend on the Charles apartment homes provide everything needed to be the perfect place to call home.

Apartments equipped with the latest luxury features and views of the beautiful Charles River are what people will find at this elite residential building. There are a number of apartment styles and sizes to choose from, including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. All apartments are luxury units with trendy appliances, exquisite details, and high-end finishes. The attraction of living here starts with the building’s exterior, which is a lovely brick façade. Inside, open, spacious rooms, large windows, and abundant lighting make the building warm and welcoming. Recreational and consumer-oriented activities abound near the apartment building too, which means that all personalities and lifestyles are accommodated. Allison Park and the Charles River Reservation Path are two nearby green areas that provide outdoor recreation. Also close to the building is the Arsenal Mall, which has clothing stores, personal care services, and places to eat. The apartment complex is less than two miles from the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station, which makes it easy to reach the center of Boston and surrounding areas in the Greater Boston sphere.

Along with inspiring views and easy access to outdoor recreation, living in this apartment complex means coming home to a wealth of amenities and conveniences daily. A combination of community benefits and lavish apartment features means that one will never tire of life at the apartment complex. The list of community features in this apartment building include proximity to several types of public transit, which makes for an easy commute to Cambridge, Boston, and the rest of the Boston metropolitan area. From here, it is also possible to walk or ride a bike to Watertown Square, which is a vibrant area with shops, stores, and entertainment. There are a number of quality places to dine in and around Watertown Square too, including the award-winning restaurants Stellina and Strip T’s. On days when cooking at home is more appealing, it’s easy to walk to several local markets and stores, including Russo’s. Onsite, residents can socialize in the heated pool and hot tub, which are bordered by a broad sundeck with lounge chairs, or sit and relax at the residents-only clubhouse, which has a billiards room. People wanting to get in a good workout can break a sweat in the club-like fitness center or get some exercise and fresh air in the nearby parks. There is also a dry-cleaning service that residents can use free of charge. The dry-cleaning service conveniently offers pickup and delivery, so residents can collect their suits, ties, and other items even after arriving home late from work. Although it’s easy to walk, bike, and take public transportation to reach places from the apartment building, residents can bring personal vehicles and park them in the onsite covered parking garage. The apartment complex accepts pets too, so people don’t have to worry about leaving their furry family members behind when they move in.

An impressive list of features is found in all apartments, and select units have additional benefits. High 14-foot ceilings are one standard feature found in all units, and they make even the smallest units appear much larger, brighter, and cheerful. Each apartment has a private balcony, which offers lovely views and sets the stage for warm weather parties. In contrast, the fireplaces found in select apartments are a welcome convenience on colder days. Luxurious touches that distinguish these apartments’ interiors include wooden cabinets stained with a rich espresso color, polished hardwood floors, quartz countertops, and sparkling stainless steel appliances in the kitchens. Each apartment has its own washing machine and dryer, and select apartments have especially impressive views of the quaint courtyard and the Charles River.

After knowing all the amenities provided in a future home here, the next step is deciding on an apartment type, price, and size. The smallest apartments offered are studio apartments, which come in assorted sizes. A 658 SF apartment has a price of about $2,197 per month. It includes a full bathroom and an open concept design that makes the interior seem larger and more spacious. The entrance opens to an L-shaped kitchen with a total size of 7’2” x 12’5.” The kitchen is designed with a functional layout that includes premier appliances spread out in between open counter space. There is an attractive center island in each kitchen, which serves the dual purposes of providing a place to sit and eat and a space to prepare ingredients for meals. The kitchen transitions to a living room sized 13’ x 11’10.” Two large windows at the end of the living room bathe the interior with light. There is plenty of space to put a couch, reading chairs, a work desk, and other amenities like a television and television stand. The living room opens to a partially enclosed room with dimensions totaling 11’2” x 10’6.” This room also receives plenty of light through two insulated windows at the end. Doors off the side of the room lead to a 7’ x 3’ closet and a stacked washer/dryer unit. Completing the apartment’s list of commendable features is the main bathroom, which contains a large soaking tub and an oversize vanity in 8’ x 10’2” of space.

Stepping up a notch in size and price, one can get a one-bedroom apartment with one bathroom. The one-bedroom apartments start at a size of 856 SF, and they progress to 867 SF. The price for an 856 SF apartment starts at $2,373 per month. The price for an 858 SF unit starts at $2,455 per month, and the price for an 867 SF unit begins at $2,585. While the three styles of one-bedroom apartments have slightly different layouts, they all accommodate sleep, relaxation, and organization. The entrance to an 856 SF apartment leads to the large kitchen, which covers an area of 9’3” x 10’8.” The kitchen is the center of activity by nature of its central location within the apartment and its social-centric design. The kitchen is ready for serious cooking with a full set of quality appliances. It also has a center island, which has additional counter space and contains a drop-in sink. To the side of the kitchen is a 5’ x 6’ corner that is perfectly sized for holding a small dining table. The kitchen opens to a bright and roomy living area that has an oversize window and provides 14’ x 12’6” of living space. An oversize window brings light into the adjacent bedroom too, which totals 11’5” x 10’ in size. The spacious bedroom can easily hold a full-size bed and additional furnishings like a reading chair, work desk, or computer station. The bedroom also has a large 6’ x 3’ walk-in closet that has built-in storage shelves and plenty of room for holding a seasonal wardrobe. Across the hall from the bedroom is a posh 8’9” x 10’9” bathroom, which is complete with an oversize vanity and a luxurious bathtub/shower. The bathroom also has a linen closet with vertical shelving. Upgrading to a larger 867 SF unit, residents will get a marvelous 14’ x 19’ urban kitchen that is just as functional as it is stylish. The appliances are spaced well apart in this unit, which allows multiple people to cook at once. A center island in the kitchen can be used as a casual eating area or as additional workspace for cutting, dicing, and slicing ingredients. The kitchen segues seamlessly to the living quarters, which provide roughly 14’6” x 14’4” of livable space. Units of this size on the upper level floors have a fireplace, which is a particularly delightful amenity on cold days. To the side of the living room is a 12’ x 10’ bedroom, which has two large windows and ample space for a full-size bed and extra pieces of furniture, such as a bookshelf, dresser, and a nightstand. The bedroom also has a closet that has more than enough room to hold belongings with a total size of 3’ x 7’1.” Across the hall from the bedroom is a large bathroom with a square footage of 10’ x 7’4.” The bathroom contains a large soaking tub and an elegant vanity, which makes it simple and enjoyable to get ready in the morning. A closet around the corner can be used for linens or as a coat closet.

The two-bedroom apartments range in size from 1,129 SF to 1,262 SF. The price for an 1,129 SF apartment starts at $2,996 per month, while the price increases to $2,874 to start for a 1,136 SF apartment each month. The base price for an apartment sized 1,174 SF per month is $2,941, and an apartment sized 1,262 SF per month begins at $3,610 each month. The largest two-bedroom apartment offers abundant living space, including a 9’7” x 15’2” kitchen that connects to a living room with a total size of 14’7” x 15’3,” which provides more than enough room for two sofas, two reading chairs, and a television mounted on a stand. The resort-like master suite features a main room sized 13’6” x 11’8”. It has a bonus closet that is 8’2” x 3’6” in size, and a spacious bathroom that totals 7’5” x 9’5.” The second bedroom is on the other side of the living room, and it is about 11’6” x 12’ in size. A main highlight of this apartment is its roof deck access and private rooftop deck.

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