Every week we take a look at a different neighborhood southeastern Massachusetts.
When Ellen and Richard Wallace moved to their Cranberry Drive home 28 years ago, the neighborhood was bustling with young families.
“All the houses were new and there were many block parties and gatherings to meet our new neighbors,” Ellen recalls. “Today, young families are moving into the neighborhood again because it is a safe, quiet place to live.”
Cranberry Drive is a horseshoe-shaped subdivision located off Plymouth Street (Route 106). Home to over 50 lovingly cared for Capes and Colonials, the family-friendly neighborhood, is a haven for walkers, dog walkers and kids at play.
“Cranberry Drive is as nice a neighborhood as you can find,” Richard Wallace said. “There are lots of trees, all the houses are beautifully landscaped and friendly neighbors always ready to help if needed.”
The sought-after subdivision is nestled along the southern tip of the Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area — 1,625 acres of open land shared between Halifax and Hanson. The Wallaces said, being so close to nature has its benefits.
“I am at peace when relaxing here, whether it be in my yard, my deck watching the birds, or having coffee in the morning out on out breezeway,” Ellen said. “Being former city people, this is a paradise.”
According to Jim Looney, a realtor with Keller Williams Realty, Cranberry Drive and the town of Halifax have a great deal to offer buyers. “Halifax has a small-town, country feel,” said Looney. “And Cranberry Drive is a great family neighborhood with beautifully, well-kept homes.”
Although the Wallace’s treasure the place their family has called home for nearly three decades, the couple is opting to downsize with plans to move to a 55+ community nearby.
“It is bittersweet to leave Cranberry Drive as it has been a homeowner's dream to live here,” Ellen said. “This home has had a lot of love and heart, and we wish the next owners the same.”
Currently, the Wallace’s four bedroom Colonial is on the market for $429,900.
Beyond the gently wooded landscapes found throughout the area, the town of Halifax is rich in natural beauty and must-have amenitities. Monponsett Pond, also known as Monponsett Lake and the Twin Lakes, is a two-pond (West and East) system with Route 58 bisecting the two. The fully recreational pond is ideal for water activities and is a popular site for bass fishing tournaments.
Equally treasured by residents is quick and easy access to MBTA commuter train located minutes away. Shopping and more are nearby — Walmart, Stop & Shop, banking, gas stations and local eateries are found at the intersection of routes 58 and 106 - less than a mile from the Cranberry Drive neighborhood.
The Wallace family has nearly 30 years of treasured memories in their Cranberry Drive neighborhood. And who knows, a buyer may be closer than they think.
“My two grandchildren spent many a day here playing in the yard, staying overnight and always hated to leave,” Ellen said. “My [teenage] grandson has said on more than one occasion, he wants to save his money and buy this house.”
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