The 35 apartments in the six-story Water Street Apartments are designed for low-income senior citizens who qualify under Section 202. The building is within walking distance of Medford Square, a lively area just five miles from Boston. Residents can also go further afield on subways, trains, and buses to destinations in the capital city and surrounding communities.
All apartments are one-bedroom. There are parking spots for 26 cars on the property as well as on-street parking. The first floor has a community room, common kitchen and computer lab as well as management offices.
Every apartment has a window air conditioner provided by the property, with electricity, hot water and heat included in the rent.
Medford offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. And, it has a rich history, beginning in the 1600s when it was actually a part of Charlestown. Over the years, what with one thing and another, it set itself up as a separate entity, winning additional fields and woods in 1754 and leaving Charlestown to just under 1.4-square miles of turf.
Interesting facts: Medford was home to a couple of songwriters, including James Pierpont, the author of Jingle Bells, and Lydia Maria Child, who wrote Over the River and Through the Woods. And, Medford dished out the first cooking celebrity, Fannie Farmer.