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Fellow Americans, the Hub Heatmap of Political Homes!

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So... there's an election today, right? No, seriously, we've already voted (and, if you don't, you're a horrid human being or Canadian). We thought, then, this would be as good a time as any to celebrate the homes of the Hub's biggest political names. In doing so, we uncovered not only cold, hard real estate factoids (like how much your favorite pols paid for their pads) but also interesting tidbits that bring a little humanity back to our blood-on-the-tracks political landscape. Who knew, for instance, that rivals Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren both bought their primary residences in the same month and year? Or that Michael Bloomberg visited his mom regularly at a certain Medford address until last year? Herewith the Curbed Boston Hub Heatmap of Political Homes!

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1. John F. Kennedy

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21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

The 35th president was born and raised in Brookline, of course, but when he returned from World War II to run for Congress, he rented Apartment 26 at the old Bellevue Hotel at 21 Beacon Street.

2. Michael Bloomberg

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6 Ronaele Road
Medford, MA

New York City’s mayor was born in Brighton, and grew up in a 3-BR, two-story Colonial in Medford that his mother lived in until she died in 2011 at age 102. Since her death, Bloomberg has visited Medford less and less.

3. Tom Menino

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102 Chesterfield Road
Boston, MA

Boston’s mayor-for-life and wife Angela live in a two-story house in Hyde Park’s Readville section, near where Menino was born and raised. Every year, the couple hosts a block party for their Chesterfield Road neighbors. Retail politics, people.

4. John Kerry

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19 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA

The secretary of state-designate (er, senior senator from Massachusetts) and wife Teresa Heinz bought the 9,178-square-foot (some sources place it at 9,798), 5-BR, 7-BA townhouse off Louisburg Square for $1,703,000 in January 1995, the same year they married. It is now assessed at about four times that amount.

5. Barack Obama

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365 Broadway
Somerville, MA

The president leased a basement apartment in Somerville while a student at Harvard Law in the late 1980s. He found the apartment through a newspaper ad (remember doing that?). According to his landlord, who is apparently happy to talk about his old tenant, Obama always paid the rent on time.

6. Mitt Romney

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Mill Street and Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA

The Republican presidential nominee and wife Anne own a 2-BR, 3.5-BA townhouse in Belmont Hill. They bought it for $895,000 in June 2010, after the year before selling the 6,434-square-foot, 6-BR, 6.5-BA Belmont estate that served as the de facto Governor’s Mansion in the middle of the last decade. The Romneys moved to Belmont in 1971, according to The Globe, after buying a house on Winn Street.

7. Deval Patrick

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75 Hinckley Road
Milton, MA

The governor and wife Diane have been trying to sell their Milton home of 20 years since 2009, but with no success (they have an estate in the Berkshires, too). They have listed the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 6,880-square-foot spread for as much as $1.9 million; but it disappeared from the market in December 2010, when listed for $1,725,000. The couple bought the house in April 1989 for $560,000.

8. Scott Brown

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1840 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

The primary residence of the Republican Senate incumbent and wife Grace Huff is a 3,020-square-foot single-family out in Wrentham (they bought it in September 1995 for $307,000); but the couple also owns three condos in Brighton: two at 1840 Commonwealth Avenue and one at 1870 Commonwealth Avenue. The total assessed value of all three is likely under $500K.

9. Elizabeth Warren

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24 Linnaean Street
Cambridge, MA

The Democratic Senate nominee and husband Bruce Mann bought the three-story, 3,728-square-foot Victorian in September 1995 for $447,000. It’s now assessed by the city at $1,740,700.

10. Franklin Roosevelt

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26 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

The greatest president of the 20th century lived in the 600-square-foot, four-room Adams House suite (with a chum from Groton) from 1900 to 1904, while a Harvard undergrad. It had all the latest accoutrements, including a bathroom, central heat and electricity (bully!). There’s an effort under way to preserve the suite as a museum.

11. Joseph Kennedy III

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60 Greenough Street
Brookline, MA

The frontrunner for Massachusetts’ Fourth District moved to this apartment building last winter, fresh off his engagement and his announcement to run for Barney Frank’s congressional seat.

1. John F. Kennedy

21 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The 35th president was born and raised in Brookline, of course, but when he returned from World War II to run for Congress, he rented Apartment 26 at the old Bellevue Hotel at 21 Beacon Street.

21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

2. Michael Bloomberg

6 Ronaele Road, Medford, MA

New York City’s mayor was born in Brighton, and grew up in a 3-BR, two-story Colonial in Medford that his mother lived in until she died in 2011 at age 102. Since her death, Bloomberg has visited Medford less and less.

6 Ronaele Road
Medford, MA

3. Tom Menino

102 Chesterfield Road, Boston, MA

Boston’s mayor-for-life and wife Angela live in a two-story house in Hyde Park’s Readville section, near where Menino was born and raised. Every year, the couple hosts a block party for their Chesterfield Road neighbors. Retail politics, people.

102 Chesterfield Road
Boston, MA

4. John Kerry

19 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA

The secretary of state-designate (er, senior senator from Massachusetts) and wife Teresa Heinz bought the 9,178-square-foot (some sources place it at 9,798), 5-BR, 7-BA townhouse off Louisburg Square for $1,703,000 in January 1995, the same year they married. It is now assessed at about four times that amount.

19 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA

5. Barack Obama

365 Broadway, Somerville, MA

The president leased a basement apartment in Somerville while a student at Harvard Law in the late 1980s. He found the apartment through a newspaper ad (remember doing that?). According to his landlord, who is apparently happy to talk about his old tenant, Obama always paid the rent on time.

365 Broadway
Somerville, MA

6. Mitt Romney

Mill Street and Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA

The Republican presidential nominee and wife Anne own a 2-BR, 3.5-BA townhouse in Belmont Hill. They bought it for $895,000 in June 2010, after the year before selling the 6,434-square-foot, 6-BR, 6.5-BA Belmont estate that served as the de facto Governor’s Mansion in the middle of the last decade. The Romneys moved to Belmont in 1971, according to The Globe, after buying a house on Winn Street.

Mill Street and Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA

7. Deval Patrick

75 Hinckley Road, Milton, MA

The governor and wife Diane have been trying to sell their Milton home of 20 years since 2009, but with no success (they have an estate in the Berkshires, too). They have listed the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 6,880-square-foot spread for as much as $1.9 million; but it disappeared from the market in December 2010, when listed for $1,725,000. The couple bought the house in April 1989 for $560,000.

75 Hinckley Road
Milton, MA

8. Scott Brown

1840 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

The primary residence of the Republican Senate incumbent and wife Grace Huff is a 3,020-square-foot single-family out in Wrentham (they bought it in September 1995 for $307,000); but the couple also owns three condos in Brighton: two at 1840 Commonwealth Avenue and one at 1870 Commonwealth Avenue. The total assessed value of all three is likely under $500K.

1840 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

9. Elizabeth Warren

24 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, MA

The Democratic Senate nominee and husband Bruce Mann bought the three-story, 3,728-square-foot Victorian in September 1995 for $447,000. It’s now assessed by the city at $1,740,700.

24 Linnaean Street
Cambridge, MA

10. Franklin Roosevelt

26 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA

The greatest president of the 20th century lived in the 600-square-foot, four-room Adams House suite (with a chum from Groton) from 1900 to 1904, while a Harvard undergrad. It had all the latest accoutrements, including a bathroom, central heat and electricity (bully!). There’s an effort under way to preserve the suite as a museum.

26 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

11. Joseph Kennedy III

60 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA

The frontrunner for Massachusetts’ Fourth District moved to this apartment building last winter, fresh off his engagement and his announcement to run for Barney Frank’s congressional seat.

60 Greenough Street
Brookline, MA