Category Archives: Raveis Escapes

Spotlight ON: Serena Crowley, Homeowner & Architectural Designer

Serena Crowley, an architectural designer in CA, Chicago, CT & London) was on the hunt for a new house in New Canaan and William Raveis agent, Hannelore Kaplan was tasked with the job.  (The two have a great friendship they’ve developed over the years in New Canaan).  She discovered that this gorgeous home at 64 Oak Street (only a 10 min walk from the train station) was to be made into a multi-family condo and showed the exterior to Serena.  They contacted the owners, a couple that had lived there since the 1940’s, and together they made an offer.

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Spotlight On: HINGHAM, MA

Just a half-hour ferry ride from the center of Boston, Hingham, MA is a commuter’s waterfront paradise.  Leaving work to head to Boston’s South Wharf and boarding a ship home is reminiscent of older Boston times.  It’s got a classically American feel to it; coming home by sea.  Founded in 1633 and named Bare Cove before its current moniker became permanent two years later, Hingham is 23 miles to Boston proper.  For its waterfront dwellers, suburban life outside the city has some amazing perks.  If you were to visit on a weekend, here’s what our locals would have you do.

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September 26, 2016

Spotlight On: NANTUCKET, MA

The simplest, most enjoyable experiences usually have you feeling boundless.  Driving around with the top down and the music blasting.  A breathtaking split-second drop from the diving board.  But departing a dock on a ferry bound for a perfect little island with the wind in your hair has got to be one of our favorites.  Leaving mainland USA yet not straying too far from home is one of those limitless journeys that have you feeling free.  Luckily, we have the best spot in mind for your next vacation, and its Nantucket, MA.  We’ll even rent or sell it to you, too, as we have a William Raveis office located in the center of town on Oak Street.

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August 1, 2016

5 Backyards for an Insane Fourth of July BBQ

Is there anything more definitively American than the Fourth of July Barbecue? Possibly apple pie, hot dogs and baseball, but where do you find all three at once? Your backyard on Independence Day.  It’s the restaurant where you control the ambiance and the playroom for kids ages one to ninety-nine.

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June 27, 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Vermont in The Summer

Raveis Escapes: 5 Reasons to Visit Vermont in the Summer

What comes to mind when you think of Vermont? Chilly weather? Skiing? Maple Syrup? While Vermont is widely known for its abundance of winter activities, it’s also packed with tons of things to do in the summer.

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May 19, 2016

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Raveis Escapes: 3 Shoreline Communities to Visit This Summer

It’s hard to believe summer is just around the corner! Warmer weather and longer days make for the perfect time to escape from the daily grind and hit the beach. Before you start planning your next trip overseas or across the country, why not check out what’s in your backyard? There are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby towns and get to know the locals.

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May 12, 2016