The Town of Milton Massachusetts


Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, part of the Greater Boston area. Milton is known as the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and also renowned architect Buckminster Fuller. Milton has the highest percentage of residents per capita citing Irish heritage of any town in the United States: 38 percent. In recent years, Money magazine has listed Milton near the top of its “Best Places to Live” in the United States.

Milton was settled in 1640 as part of Dorchester. Referred to as Unquity, the term used by the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Indians meaning Lower Falls. The Suffolk Resolves were signed in Milton in 1774, and were used as a model by the drafters of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Suffolk Resolves House, where the Resolves were passed, still stands and is maintained as the headquarters of the Milton Historical Society.

Boston investors, seeing the potential of the town and its proximity to the city, provided the capital to develop 18th-century Milton as an industrial site with an iron slitting mill, paper and sawmills, and the first chocolate factory in New England (the Walter Baker Chocolate Factory) in 1764, which was converted from the old Stoughton Grist Mill. Laying of streetcar lines fueled the rapid expansion of residential development. Milton has 27 sites or districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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

In today’s fast-paced real estate management world, how does a property management company make sure that it is managing the properties under its care to the appropriate high standards? The company should start by getting back to the basics. Start, in other words, by setting the stage. If you\'ve ever been to a play, you know the final production happens after much hard work and preparation on the part of the actors and the crew. The actors must research their characters and rehearse their lines, while the crew runs through lighting cues and prepares props. Imagine how frustrating it would be for the audience to view this preparation instead of the final, polished play. The same holds true in the real estate arena. Practice definitely makes perfect. In a recent training class, the students were polled to see how many of them reviewed their property\'s monthly financial statement, including variance reports, on a regular basis. Much to the instructor’s surprise, no one raised a hand. The students were immediately given a homework assignment, to go back to their offices and review the most recent financials for their properties. The same way that actors need to know their lines, property managers need to know where the money goes. It\'s impossible to understand a property\'s performance or the owner\'s goals without a good grasp of the financials. Regular review helps to spot trends and make it easier to keep the performance of the property high. Choose the right property management company and your property’s performance will be high.