Our fair region is no stranger to mad-crazy amenities. This, though, is a new one: That game your buzzed uncles played in the backyard has apparently become a trend in the Hub housing market, with at least four newer apartment complexes not only including a bocce ball court in their plans but touting the fact to would-be tenants.
Above is a photo of the bocce ball court at the 428-unit Atmark Cambridge, which opened for leasing last fall and which held its grand opening for tenants in January. Studios at the complex at 80 Fawcett Street, near the Alewife T stop, go for more than $2K a month.
Moving a little farther out, the Watertown Mews complex opened in April at 1 Repton Place in Watertown. Its 206 units range from $1,935 for a studio to $3,550 for a 3-BR. A bocce ball court is included as is this snazzy outdoor pool. (Can't afford these rents for a dip? Check out this mega-map of swimming spots around Greater Boston.)
In Boston proper, the outdoor deck space of the 236-unit Waterside Place includes a bocce ball court. The complex officially opened at 505 Congress Street in Fort Point in January, and 1-BRs rent for more than $2,700 with 2-BRs and 3-BRs a lot more.
The roof deck and outdoor terrace at the Flats on D Street, at 411 D Street in Southie, includes a bocce ball court (you can see it rendered, to the left, above). The 197-unit complex opened earlier this year, with apartments starting at more than $2,000 a month and running near $5K.
· The Amenities of the Hub's Newer Apartment Complexes [Curbed Boston]
· Nearly $2K-a-Month Studios Proving Popular in Watertown [Curbed Boston]
· Mapping 30 of Greater Boston's Awesomest Swimming Options [Curbed Boston]
· Waterside Place Officially Joins the Party in Fort Point [Curbed Boston]
· Our Outdoors Week 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]