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Jim and Traci Duhamel purchased a starter home in Bridgewater soon after they got married. With a growing family in mind and a longing to move to Jim’s hometown of East Bridgewater, the Duhamel’s purchased a garrison Colonial in a neighborhood they knew.
“My husband loved growing up in East Bridgewater and he wanted to raise kids in a small town close-knit community,” Traci said. "So, we purchased the house he grew up in.”
The Duhamels moved “back” to Jim’s childhood home on Tardie Terrace, a dual entrance subdivision with a northern entrance along Winter Street and a southern entrance off Highland Street. Home to dozens of ranches, Colonials, Capes and split ranches, the nature-inspired area abuts conservation land and is a haven for families of all ages.
“We appreciate all the wildlife around us and it's not unusual to see deer running about,” Traci said. “It's a peaceful area yet it's been great to hear kids playing in the neighborhood too.”
The homes along Tardie Terrace were built during the 1970s, according to Butch Wilson, a realtor with Trufant Real Estate. Homes along Tower Hill, North Ridge and Captains Way are a bit younger and built in the 1990’s to early 2000’s.
“It has been great for my youngest because his best friends live down the street,” Traci addded. “They grew up together — going to preschool and now will graduate together this year.”
Wilson, who is the listing broker for a Tardie Terrace home currently on the market, says this neighborhood is sought-after because of its beauty and home style diversity.
“It is a true New England neighborhood — from the home styles to the large Oak trees lining the streets,” he said. “The area shows pride of ownership and is a large neighborhood where you can take a walk or ride bikes and enjoy your surroundings.”
Home values range between $325,000 to $550,000. Currently, a three bedroom, 14 hundred square foot, Tardie Terrace ranch is on the market for $399,9000.
If in search of commuter options, Route 18 is a mile away and Route 24 is a 10-minute ride.
When describing her hometown, Traci said she loves the close-knit community feel East Bridgewater offers.
“What I have loved most about our town is that everyone knows you,” said Traci, a member for the East Bridgewater Vikings Sports Parents organization. “There is no greater night in this town than a Friday night down at the high school football field cheering on our Viking football team surrounded by friends.”
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