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Old 11-12-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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I'd say Needham or Wellesley might be worth a look.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Boston MA
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Default Southern NH

I think that for you to get what you want you will have to go at least 45 minutes out of Boston. Windham NH is a 45 minute drive on a good day, more during rush hour and if it snows even an inch you are looking at over an hour.
Since you are in Kendall, its best to look North and Northwest.

Burlington boarders Lexington but its cheaper and the schools are not as good. There are a lot of towns out there and of course the farther you drive the more likely you are to find the house AND the school system.

I would advise looking at the map and start doing searches with your parameters. Once you find an area like Bedford or Concord that has your house at your price, start to investigate the schools in the town.

Hope this helps, Jeff Persons

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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I wouldn't suggest living in New Hampshire. The commute may be doable (I've done it) but it can be a massive pain at times. NH housing prices may be better than Mass prices, but the sky-high property taxes can negate the difference. Often, this is off-set by the fact that NH has no state income tax. But, if you're working in Mass, you'll be paying your state income tax to Mass. So, you'll kind of have the worst of both worlds... state income tax AND sky-high property taxes. It would not be unusual to pay $14,000 a year in property taxes for a $400,000 home, and many towns would levy a higher tax than that.
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