Decades ago, when anything west of Boston was truly rural, central Massachusetts was a summer destination for the wealthy.
Since then, the region’s many lakes have become even more desirable vacation spots. Many cottages have remained in the same family for generations, and as lakefront homes become increasingly attractive to city dwellers, new residents are looking to set down roots by the water. The wealthy-only label is long gone.
Families especially flock to lakeside homes because of the range of available activities. Full recreational lakes such as Lake Monomonac in Winchendon, Queen Lake in Phillipston and Sunset Lake in Ashburnham attract residents looking to enjoy summertime activities like swimming, boating and fishing with few restrictions.
Real estate agents who list lakefront homes say with such low inventory, everything for sale is getting snatched…