The Highlands is a spectacular community in Lynn Massachusetts. The first people to occupy the area were Native American Indians. They were the first to make residence along Sagamore Hill and High Rock. Many of their homes were built in and around the area, and some burial sites have been found. Later settlers arrived, and part of the colonial history is reflected in the Hutchinson Estate, Victorian homes and an observatory. This historic area occupies 1.5 square miles and has an estimated population of 11,000.
The Highlands is a forward-thinking neighborhood in the process of bringing some of the rough areas of its history around to create a more positive, community-oriented neighborhood. One of their efforts is to rehab the area parks and build gardens. By training the college-aged to work alongside the young school-age kids, they focus on both health and environmental issues. The Highlands Coalition is made up of people who live and work in the Highlands neighborhood. Working with the Lynn Housing Authority to expand housing, they also work toward creating jobs for youth as part of an anti-crime program. These changes in The Highlands began in 2006 and continue today. Starting at selected schools, they have begun planting trees and gardens which have some 30 different vegetables. These gardens not only provide work for the youth but also feed them. Now community gardens are being planned for parks and have many neighbors intending to help.
The real estate in the historic Highlands neighborhood has many older multi-level homes. Many have been renovated and turned into multi-family homes and condos. In the growing sense of community, as the residents work toward making the Highlands a safe and productive place for the next generation, you will find plenty of things in which to take part. Whether you get involved in the community gardens or the other great programs, you will find a sense of history combined with an eye for the future. With the many options of community service, the variety of recreation in Lynn, and the additional amenities in Boston, you will see this is a must consider destination for homebuyers in the Lynn area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in The Highlands, Massachusetts, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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