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Don't turn into a pumpkin!

With temperatures hovering in the 70s this week, it's hard to believe that Fall is already upon us. But, if you just take a look around at all the Halloween directions, and the plethora of pumpkins, it's clear that it's Autumn in New England. Let's take a look at what events are in store, as well as properties new to the market in the area.

Apple Picking & Pumpkin Patches

Few things can beat apple picking or choosing that perfect pumpkin to get you into the Fall mood. Below are some of our favorite places to visit in the Boston area. Make sure to click on the links for hours and pricing.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm: www.lookoutfarm.com

Located closest to the city at 16.9 miles, this farm is one of the oldest working farms in the country. Featuring not just apples, but Asian pears and pumpkins too, Lookout Farm is fun for the whole family. Headed there on a weekend? Enjoy the hay pyramid, moon bounce, face painting, farm animals, and train rides. Not bringing the kids with you? Feel free to head to the taproom at the farm.

Connors Farm: www.connorsfarm.com

Featuring apple picking all week, this Danvers farm really comes alive on the weekends with a corn maze, hayrides, bouncy house, and pumpkin tetherball (be careful of your head!). In past years, Connors Farm has also celebrated Halloween. Friday and Saturday nights have featured a haunted farm with flashlight maze, haunted corn fields, and zombie safari paintball.

Honeypot Hill: www.honeypothill.com

A more traditional and well-known farm, Honeypot Hill is one of the Boston area's premier orchards. In addition to apple picking, this Stow, MA farm also offers hayrides, fresh cider, cider doughnuts, caramel apples, apple pies, and Bosc pears on weekends. Try not to get lost in the new Big Green Monster Hedge Maze!

Salem, MA

More than 250,000 people flock to Salem every year for its Haunted Happenings Festival from October 1st to October 31st. Easily accessed by rail, car, and ferry, Salem may be best known as the site of the witch trials of 1692, which remains a strong part of the city's cultural identity to this day. If witchcraft isn't your bag of tricks (or spells), Salem truly offers something for everyone. Rich in history, and the birthplace of the National Guard, there are several museums and notable houses to visit, including the famed House of the Seven Gables. Throughout the month of October, there are constant events, attractions, and festivals. Visit www.salem.org for a calendar of happenings.

New Developments

240 Tappan Street, Brookline MA

2016 new renovation by renowned developer, winner of Brookline's Preservation Award. This renovation & restoration creates 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, open living/dining/kitchen floor, family room, 2 rear decks, roof deck, zen patio w/water feature, & landscaped yard. Chef's kitchen w/Thermador appliance package, triple oven, beverage station, marble island w/breakfast bar, & Metropolitan cabinets w/soapstone countertops. Expansive living area w/gas fireplace, stone surround, audio surround, crown molding, wainscoting, woodwork accents, adjacent rear deck, & powder room. Master Suite features spacious walk-in closet, built-ins, cathedral ceilings w/surround sound, Grohe fixtures, rainshower, double vanity, & linen closet. Also on this floor are 2 commodious guest beds w/large closets, full guest bath, laundry area, & linen closet. Family room features bar, study area & deck. This level also features 2 guest beds, full guest bath, &abundant storage. 1 full garage spot, 1 full outside parking.

47 Concord Square, Unit 3

This striking three bedroom penthouse duplex soars above the South End with an open plan living room flooded with light from 4 skylights and a floor to ceiling window that frames the custom designed kitchen. Thermador appliances with paneled refrigerator and d/w, a 10' island with ample room for dining and white quartz counter tops define the entertainment sized kitchen. A deck off the kitchen spans the width of the building has gas/water. A large area for formal dining, a wet bar, powder room and place to relax facing the gas fireplace with stone surround complete this level - stairs lead to a fabulously large private roof deck offering unmatched views of the city. A master suite with roomy walk-in closet and bath with designer tile, walk-in shower, double sinks, two guest bedrooms overlook the historic square and a full bath with soaking tub complete the 5th floor. High velocity heat/air, deeded parking all in a delightful location on an historic square, close to all you'll need!

As always, go to www.southendrealty.com for a view of all our listings or email us at info@southendrealty.com for information regarding properties, events, or real estate news.