Are you thinking of relocating to our beautiful Valley?
Many of the guests coming to the Sugar Maple Trailside Inn are here to look for real estate. Some are drawn here because they need to downsize after their kids have flown the coop. Some are looking to relocate here because grandkids are around here.
Northampton is a unique place with its lively, functional downtown; it is a gathering place that is lacking in most communities today. If the idea of living in a place like this has drawn you here--as it did for Kathy and I--let me help you find your dream home.
I am a professional, full-time Realtor --the Associate Broker at The Murphys Realtors--located at 7 Main Street just around the corner from our B&B. In fact, I'm the top Realtor at the firm and I'm in the top 1% in the area. My thorough and compelling website that has interviews with some of my buyers and sellers can be found at this site. CraigDP.com
For most people, choosing a new home is the biggest financial decision they will ever make. There are many complicated decisions involved in choosing your new home. To protect your interests and assure that you make the best possible decisions, it is important that you have an agent on your side--a buyer's agent-- who is an expert in the local real estate market.
As your agent, my focus is on getting you the best possible home at the best possible price. I will work hard not only in finding you potential new homes to see, but also in keeping you informed of everything that takes place. As your agent and a top expert in the local market, I will negotiate the best prices and terms for you and answer all of your questions as they arise. I'll be representing you, not the seller. This assures that my experience and expertise in the local market will be used in your best interests during the negotiation process.
Not surprisingly, my specialty niche is historic/antique houses and houses near to existing or future rail trails or greenways. Let me be your buyer's agent and take you on a tour of properties in the area that might suit your style.
Here's just a few of the reasons why this place is so desirable
Aerial view of Northampton's downtown. Click here to go to a report about community development
Welcome to Northampton, Massachusetts, the friendly little city with big city energy, gourmet restaurants and outdoor cafes, unique bookstores, and fashion boutiques. Home to more artists, writers, and musicians per square foot than any other spot between Soho and Montreal, Northampton offers a variety of art galleries, museums, clubs, and theaters. It is located in the heart of a lively five-college community that includes Smith College, Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and the University of Massachusetts. Northampton is a city that receives accolades for all sorts of “livable community” issues.
“Top 10 Family Friendly Towns." Parenting Magazine May 1997.
“100 Best School Districts in the U.S.” Offspring: The Magazine of Smart Parenting September/October 2000.
Villani, John. Number One Best Small Arts Town in America. Countryman Press, 2000.
"One of the country’s 'Great Public Spaces'." Project for Public Spaces 2000.
“Top 25 Arts Destinations." American Style Magazine 2000-2007.
“Arguably the best place in North America to bicycle." The Ride Magazine 2001.
“Best Places To Live – Big Small Towns.” Boston Magazine April 2001.
“A Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” National Trust for Historic Preservation April 2001. www.nationaltrust.org/dozen_distinctive_destinations/2001/
“America’s Great Outside Towns – Dream Towns 2001.” Outside Magazine September 2001.
“Great Public Spaces – Main Street, Northampton, MA.” Project for Public Spaces 2001 and Utne Reader January 2002.
"Outstanding Planning Award for Social Advocacy." American Planning Association 2002.
"Excellence in Community Development and Affordable Housing." Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations November 2002.
"Top 100 Best Places to Live." CNN Money Magazine 2005. (Northampton ranked number 80 on the list.)
"Ten Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur." The historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, as reported in USA Today, January 2005's review of Cinema Treasures: A New Look At Classic Movie Theaters, by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs.
"Tree City U.S.A." Designation 2005.
Award of Excellence, 2006: "Best Downtown Shopping District in Massachusetts." Retailers Association of Massachusetts.
Campaign for Open Government Award, 2007. Common Cause.
"Best Place for Retirees." New York Times May 4, 2007.
"Top Adventure Town in Massachusetts." National Geographic Adventure Magazine September 2007.
Sugar Maple Trailside Inn, 62 Chestnut St. Florence (Northampton), MA 01062 For info call: 413-575-2277 Craig@Sugar-Maple-Inn.com