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Finding townhouses for sale in Massachusetts is quick and easy with Boston City Properties. If you are looking to purchase this type of real estate in the near future, we are here to help. Our company maintains one of the largest online databases of searchable Massachusetts real estate listings. It includes up-to-the-second listings for townhomes for sale in all cities and towns in the state, so you can quickly get up to speed about the available offerings. Using the drop-down menu, you can also select a specific town, city or Boston neighborhood to learn more about the available options.

First, what is a townhouse, anyway? As you probably already know, this type of property is usually attached to others, and it usually consists of multiple floors. This type of property has a very small footprint, which is a major plus in a big city like Boston. Therefore, you're more likely to see them in urban areas rather than suburban or rural ones. Still, regardless of where you are looking in Massachusetts, Boston City Properties can help you pinpoint options that suit your budget and needs.

The history of the townhouse is encapsulated in the very term. This type of structure is called this because in early times, wealthy landowners in England would have lavish country estates where they spent most of their time. For the busy social season, however, when balls and the like were constantly happening, the rich would often relocate to so-called "town homes" to be closer to the action. Compared with their lavish country estates, these homes were very compact. However, they were still of exceptional quality and usually demonstrated the finest techniques and materials of the day. As a result, it is still possible to find well-preserved older examples of these structures in cities around the country and world.


As mentioned before, this type of structure has a small footprint, which means that it doesn't take up a lot of space on the ground. Rather, this type of building is made to stand tall in order to accommodate multiple stories. Unlike apartments and many condos, which typically have to be accessed from interior hallways, townhouses typically have private entrances that open right out onto the street. They don't usually have yards, per se, but many have fenced in spaces in the front or back where residents can enjoy some fresh air.

About Massachusetts Townhouses

Compared with many areas of the country, Massachusetts has a high concentration of townhomes. That is largely due to the fact that the area became densely populated from the earliest days of its modern settlement. Clearly, the British who came over to colonize Massachusetts brought the concept with them, and it made sense under the circumstance. Most of these structures in this state are found in Boston or in outlying areas, but they can also be found in towns and cities throughout the commonwealth.

For the greatest assortment of options, you are best off sticking with metro Boston. Many neighborhoods in the city boast row after row of townhouses, providing all kinds of options for those who are looking to buy. In Back Bay, for example, you can take your pick from some of the finest Victorian townhomes in the city. Much of the neighborhood is a National Historic District largely because it is home to so many well-preserved buildings like these. Although many of them have been converted to businesses, it is still possible to find homes to buy and live in. You will also find high concentrations of these structures in neighborhoods like Charlestown, Allston, Dorchester and Beacon Hill.

How to Find

Because there is a much smaller inventory of them, finding a great townhouse can be challenging. In most cities and towns in Massachusetts, these types of buildings only account for 5 to 10 percent of all residential structures. Some cities and towns lack them entirely. One thing's for sure: The best way to find what you need quickly and easily is by having access to timely, accurate real estate market information. That's especially important in major metro areas like Boston, where competition tends to be fierce.

How Boston City Properties Can Help

Whether you're looking for this type of home in Boston or elsewhere in Massachusetts, do yourself a favor and connect with Boston City Properties first. When you sign up using the simple form on this page, we'll give you immediate, free, unlimited access to our constantly updated online database of MA real estate listings. You can select the Boston neighborhoods and MA cities and towns where you'd like to focus your search. There are also search filters that you can adjust to zero in on properties that fall into the right price range and that have the features that you need the most.

We don't stop with providing you with unlimited access to our real estate listings. Whenever you are ready, contact us to be put in touch with a local real estate agent in the city, town or neighborhood where you are looking. They can take you to look at townhouses on your list in person, and they can guide you through the entire buying process. We can even set you up with an agent who is specifically experienced in handling townhomes in the area, ensuring that you have the best guidance from start to finish.

Start Searching Today

At Boston City Properties, we've simplified the process of finding suitable real estate in Massachusetts. If you are in the market for a townhouse to buy or rent somewhere in Massachusetts, you have come to the right place. As you can see, we have pages for every city and town in the state. Select one to learn more about the available options. From each city and town page, you can navigate to our searchable listings to check current availability. We can also send you email updates when new listings appear. We are ready whenever you are, so give Boston City Properties a call today.

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