Brighton-Brookline corner unit offers more for less

Priced out of Brookline? Just cross the border to 106 Evans Road at Corey Gardens in Brighton, where Unit 1A awaits your attention and approval for only $219,900.

For that price, this 640-square-foot, 1-bed first-floor unit offers a lot of that for which Brookline is renowned without the seven-figure price tag: luxurious living space, lush green surroundings, a residential neighborhood of fine private homes, and convenience to urban amenities unlimited, including public transportation, parks and shops. Add to that fresh paint, pet-friendliness, 50% owner occupation, resident permit parking on a side street and incredible building amenities, and you’ve got yourself a deal.

The deal is apparent from the moment you step onto the wall-to-wall carpet that ushers you right from the coat-closeted vestibule into the living-dining room. The steel-framed horizontal window pours in the light, as does the casement window in the kitchen that opens to the dining area via a convenient pass-through wall opening.

The casement window and the efficient galley layout give the kitchen an intimate European feel, but the wall opening and the whiteness of the cabinetry, counters and appliances keep the kitchen from getting dark and cramped.

Brightness and efficiency are also the words for the bedroom. The large casement window lets the sun shine in, and the oversized closet accommodates two growing wardrobes.

In-house laundry, bike storage, heat, water and sewer, master insurance, landscaping and snow removal, and responsive long-term maintenance are all of the building amenities you get for an unbelievably low $178/month condo fee.

Located right on the Brighton-Brookline border, Corey Gardens puts you in touch with the best of both worlds. Steps away are the dog-friendly Jean B. Waldstein Playground, Star Market, and Green Line trolley service at three stations. Right down Beacon Street is Cleveland Circle, Brighton’s one-stop center of shopping, dining, recreation and transportation.

Photo by George J. Pantazopoulos, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Cleveland Circle is the place to be for upscale restaurants and bars, pizza places, Dunkin’ Donuts, hardware and dry-cleaning stores, CVS, parks, ballfields, fitness trails, swimming, skating, and access to three trolley lines:

  • the C line to Brookline, Washington Square restaurants, and movies at the Coolidge Corner Theatre;
  • the D line to Newton, Brookline Village, and the Longwood medical area; and
  • the B line to Boston College, Allston Village and Boston University.
  • All three lines continue into downtown Boston, and the D line’s Reservoir station has bus lines to Roslindale Square, Forest Hills, Harvard Square, Union Square in Somerville and Sullivan Square in Charlestown.

Right across the street from Cleveland Circle are one of Boston’s best concentrations of recreational facilities: sports fields on Cassidy Playground, skating and swimming at the Reilly Memorial Rink and Swimming Pool, and a fitness trail around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

For more information on Unit 1A at 106 Evans Road, or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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