Arlington MA

Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

Temps are chilly but East Arlington condos are hot! Come down to the open house at 59 Everett Street TODAY, 5/12 from 11am - 1pm or tomorrow 5/13, 11am - 1pm. See you there!

59 Everett Street, Unit 2, East Arlington

Open House:

Friday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Picturesque 2 level condominium located on a lush corner lot in East Arlington. This unit boasts lots of natural light, gleaming hardwood floors, natural molding, and modern conveniences. A beautiful open family room greet you at the top of the stairs. There is a gas fireplace and mantel with beautiful detail in the woodwork. From there you enter the living room through the French doors or exit to the front porch. The dining room has a beautiful built-in china closet. Enter the kitchen and be wowed by the granite counters, stainless appliances, access to the knotty wood porch, and the 1/2 bath. Upstairs has 3 spacious bedrooms, the most interesting dual bathroom set up, and laundry. There is a patio, yard, garage parking, access to public transportation, and so much more! This is a great opportunity to move into Arlington and be settled for summer! (MLS # 72162912)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $739,000

What’s Nearby: East Arlington and Arlington Center shops and restaurants, Mass. Ave., Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Station, Mass. Ave.

The Best of the Best of the Best

We’ve been seeing a lot of rankings lately, and they shine a pretty nice light on our piece of the world.

First, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2017 "best high schools," Arlington High comes in at #12 out of 86 high schools in Massachusetts.

Then we learned that according to a Niche 2017 ranking of the "Best Places to Live" in Massachusetts, Arlington came in with an A+ at #29 out of 491.

And finally, according to a U.S. News and World Report ‘Best States’ ranking for 2017, Massachusetts earned the #1 spot.

So basically, calling Arlington home means you have one of the top High Schools in a town that’s one of the best in the state, in a state that’s the best in the country.

Proximity to some of the best universities in the world, innovative healthcare, and hospitals, all within a vibrant community with great schools, parks, shops and restaurants - it doesn't get much better than this.

If you want to make the best of the best of the best your home, too, then call the best of the best in real estate – Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage team has been Arlington’s  #1 real estate team for nearly thirty years! Our local expertise is your advantage in a competitive market.

Spotlight: Arlington and Lexington Homes of the Week!

The outlook this weekend? Things are looking bright! We have THREE wonderful new listings this weekend starting with open houses across the board today and tomorrow from 11:00 - 1:00. 

Rounding out the weekend is THE ARLINGTON HOME SHOW! It's finally here and we are excited to showcase our wonderful vendors and help anyone and everyone in and around the Arlington area with their buying, selling, renovating, re-financing needs. Visit for details and we hope to see you there!

3 Doran Farm Lane, Unit: 3, Lexington

Open House:

Friday, April 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wow! Are you looking for a wonderful detached home at desirable Morrow Crossing? Situated on a peaceful treelined street that feels like the country adjacent to conservation trails, the Fiske/Diamond schools, Lexington Center & the surrounding areas. This beautiful, sun-splashed home features over 2,600 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space on two levels, plus a finished lower level. Enjoy the gleaming hardwood floors, rare wide pine floors & detailed woodwork throughout. The HUGE fireplaced living room has stunning floor-to-ceiling built-ins, a detailed mantle with intricate woodwork and moldings, and plenty of windows to fill it with natural light. The dining room is sophisticated and stylish & the updated kitchen is clean and bright with an eat-in area and fireplace. How cozy is that on a chilly night!? There is a family room with a vaulted ceiling and gas insert fireplace for instant warmth. There is very little to do but move in and wait for the daffodils to pop up! (MLS # 72141954)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $925,000

What’s Nearby: Lexington Center and Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Sunderland Woods, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Minuteman Bikeway. 


17 Oakledge Street, Arlington Heights

Open House:

Friday, April 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lovingly maintained two family that has been in the same family for 7 decades! The first floor has 6 spacious rooms with 2 beds and 1 bathroom and the top floor boasts 3+-beds and 1-bath. If you love homes that have their own unique charm and character, but allow you to work your magic, then this is the place for you! You will be impressed with the original wood work, built-in cabinets, eat-in kitchen and period details that you just can’t find in today’s newer homes! Seconds to the Minuteman Bikeway, Arlington Reservoir, Trader Joe's, and all of the wonderful Arlington Heights shops and restaurants. There is a garage for those days you need four wheels, plus a lovely backyard with a charming stone wall. This is a fantastic opportunity to transform a lovely place with your special touch and make it yours! This is a perfect opportunity to have a great investment property or owner occupy the second floor and have all the space you need while receiving rent from the first floor apartment. (MLS#  72141951)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $789,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Bikeway, Arlington Reservoir, Trader Joe’s, Pierce School.


55 Fairmont, Unit: 55, Arlington   

Open House:

Friday, April 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This meets your lifestyle with the location you've always wanted. This is an absolutely fabulous two level unit located in a wonderful neighborhood in East Arlington. Meticulous, spacious, sunny and dramatic are only a few words that can start to describe this amazing unit. The main level has a terrific kitchen which is just lovely with all the bells and whistles and with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a skylight. There is a large living room with custom built-in bookcases, a formal dining room, butlers pantry, two spacious bedrooms, an updated guest bathroom and a sunny-3 season porch. The second level is a very spacious two room, master bedroom suite with a private sitting room, abundance of custom closets, a wonderful master bathroom and perfect size bedroom. Now, in the spring and summer you will absolutely love the beautiful garden and rear yard. Walk to Alewife, hop on the bike path or take a stroll to all of your favorite shops and restaurants. (MLS# 72141955) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $679,000

What’s Nearby: East Arlington shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife.

SAVE THE DATE! The Arlington Home Show, Coming this Spring

Sunday, April 9th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - The Arlington Home Show 

Mark your calendars! It’s never too early to start planning your next move – and now it’s never been easier!

Join us at the Arlington Home Show, Sunday, April 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Town Hall. From Appraisals to Zoning Laws, we’ve got your real estate needs covered. Get advice and guidance from builders, lenders, lawyers, stagers, real estate professionals and more. Save the date and make The Arlington Home Show your one-stop-show for all of your real estate needs!

Go to for updated information and a full list of sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of The Arlington Home Show? Contact us at for details.

The Arlington Home Show

Steve McKenna Featured as a Guest Speaker on Real Estate Radio Boston (WBZ 1030)

Listen up! Steve talks interest rates, inventory, and why downsizers are poised to do well in this market - catch him in the next episode of Real Estate Radio Boston this Sat., Jan 28 at 8:00 p.m on WBZ 1030.

Spotlight: Arlington Homes of the Week!

Looking for a bright spot on this gray day? We’ve got three! These fantastic listings are shining with updates and glowing with warmth and charm. Plan your Friday lunch break accordingly - all three will have open houses from 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m!


Start off the New Year with a move in the right direction, and find that just-right home for you!

307 Park Ave., Arlington  

Open House:

Friday, January 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

307 Park Ave., Arlington

Impeccably restored, tastefully designed and perfectly situated, once you see this home you’ll look forward to your future living here! Enter the spacious foyer and immediately feel the warmth and airiness of this lovely home. The kitchen has been completely renovated with modern appliances, custom cabinets, quartz counters and all the details you hope for. Convenient mud room & ½ bath just off the kitchen. A gracious dining room, fireplaced living room and bonus office/playroom round out the first floor. The 2nd floor boasts 2 bedrooms with ample closet space, a luxurious Pottery Barn bath, laundry closet and additional office space. As you head up to the 3rd floor, you’ll find a serene master suite with custom bath. Oversized completely fenced yard is great for family football, skating rink, or hammocks! Situated just up the road from shops & and restaurants, near public transportation, Robbins Farm Park and the Dallin School, you’ll want to claim this jewel as your own! (MLS # 72112284) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $799,900

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Station, Route 2.


396 Appleton Street, Arlington   

Open House:

Friday, January 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

396 Appleton Street, Arlington

Happy New Year and Happy New-to-you Home! Welcome home to a bright and sunny storybook cape that offers 8 spacious rooms and a great amount of space both inside and out. The first floor offers a living room with fireplace, a den/family room off the living room, dining room with corner built-in, a freshly updated kitchen with new stove & refrigerator and granite counters, and half-bath off the kitchen. Easily access the deck off the kitchen or the yard through the sliders located off the den/family room. Upstairs you will find 3 spacious bedrooms, great closet space and a renovated bath. A bonus room on the lower level was just completed. The spacious backyard offers endless opportunities for the gardener, play area, or anyone that enjoys the outdoors. Some features of the home are hardwood floors, garage parking, newer heating system, and walk-out basement. Close to Route 2, public transportation, the Dallin School and Sutherland Woods. (MLS #72112296) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $599,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Station, Sutherland Woods, Route 2, Dallin School.


25 Harvard Street, #25, Arlington   

Open House:

Friday, January 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

25 Harvard, #25, Arlington

Magnificent 2 level condominium located on a quiet, dead-end-street close to Mass Ave and conveniently located near shops, restaurants and the bus line. The main floor is airy and bright. Open living room and dining room create cozy spaces to relax on long winter nights. A large kitchen features tile floors, lots of counter space and an oversized pantry. At the back of the house there is a heated sun porch overlooking the lush back yard which can be used as a den/office or sitting area. Two large bedrooms and full bath complete the main floor. Recently finished upper level boasts open master suite with ample closet space, skylights for tons of natural light, and a full bath. Hardwood floors, great closet space, basement storage, parking and pet-friendly! Two parking spaces located in the driveway and possibly an opportunity to park one car in the garage. Mature plantings and serene outdoor space complete the package! (MLS # 72112297) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $595,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Station, Route 2.


Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Thank you for a fantastic year! We are grateful for the continued support of our friends, family, clients and business partners in the Arlington community.

We enjoyed celebrating with many of you at my 30-Year celebration at The Thoreau Club this past July. And while we love a party, we also believe in giving back to the community that gives so much to all of us.

This year, in lieu of our holiday party, I am showing my client appreciation on #GivingTuesday* through a number of donations on behalf of local charities, including:

The Children’s Room. The Children’s Room creates safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone.

Prom Angels. Prom Angels is dedicated to providing quality and social activities, which empowers the quality of life for our special needs communities.

Arlington EATS. Arlington EATS’ mission is to make sure that our students have healthy, nutritious food over the long summer vacation, February and April vacation and over the weekends.

Arlington Heating Assistance. The Town of Arlington Heating Assistance Program helps Arlington families with home heating emergencies on behalf of donations from local businesses and residents.

Organizations like these make our community a better place to live. On #GivingTuesday, I hope you’ll consider donating to these or a charity of your choice this holiday season.

Thank you for your business and support for the past 30 years. We wish you a happy holiday season and all the best in 2017.

Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

* #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give.