The Town of Malden Massachusetts


Malden is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. A hilly woodland area north of the Mystic River, it was settled by Puritans in 1640 on land purchased in 1629 from the Pennacook tribe of native Americans. Malden was ranked in 2009 as the "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in Massachusetts by Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine.

Malden is bordered by Melrose on the north, Stoneham on the northwest, Medford on the west, Everett on the south, Revere on the east and Saugus on the northeast. Waitt's Mountain is the highest point in town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water. Bordered on the north by the cliffs of Middlesex Fells, Malden is drained by the Malden River. One of Malden's finest and most notable landmarks is the public library, which was designed by Henry Hobbs Richardson and built in 1885.

Like many communities in New England, many towns and neighborhoods are organized around "Squares," which are locations of crossroads and town commons dating from the colonial and early 19th century. Many of the neighborhoods in Malden take their name and identity from the Square around which they are centered. Some of the neighborhoods in Malden include Faulkner, West End, Edgeworth, Linden, Ferryway, Forestdale, Maplewood, Bellrock and Belmont Hill.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Malden, Massachusetts

A good real estate property management company, as mentioned elsewhere on this website, recognizes that the properties under its care are not frozen in time. On an annual basis, the management company makes an effort to explore possible improvements to the buildings under its care, gauging appeal to both tenants and prospective tenants alike, as well as property value. Evaluating neighboring properties provides a start but this evaluation most likely won’t reveal the many changes being implemented throughout the rental industry. Changes in the past two years, in addition to what can be seen on the drawing boards, point to a much enhanced living experience residents are seeking. One example of a more expensive and involved offering is the Relaxation Garden. This is a carefully designed and landscaped area with an evolving, seasonal flower display. The cloistered area is equipped with a variety of seating, fountains or waterscapes and, very often, a large outdoor stone fireplace. The garden is a place for just sitting and enjoying the outdoors, reading and socializing. It enjoys a much longer season-of-use than the pool, is less noisy, and commands premium rents from the units that overlook it. It is proving to be a very strong \"selling\" feature. Another example of a premium improvement is a Car Care Center, a poured concrete slab with a drain system, often positioned under an awning canopy and equipped with a heavy-duty hose and nozzle, vacuum system, trash container, stepstool, plus lighting and a power source.