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Old 02-26-2011, 07:06 AM
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My husband and I and our two young kids are looking to relocate to the Boston metro area this summer/fall. He is a teacher and I am an attorney. There are no jobs for attorneys where we live now (suburb of Buffalo, NY) and decent teaching jobs are hard to come by too. He teaches Spanish, so there are more jobs than other subjects, but the market is still practically non-existent. He has a job now, but in a horrible school making next to nothing. He is certified to teach in MA, and I am admitted to the MA Bar, so no problems there. My question in this-- we are hoping to live in Brookline and only bring one of our cars with us from NY. What school districts would be a reasonable public transportation commute for him? I guess the same for me too-- what cities/towns would be a doable commute if I had the option of driving? He has applied to Boston Public, so that's hopefully an option, but we are wondering where to expand the search to. Thanks!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Location: Newton, MA
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All the school districts in Brookline are top notch. I believe all the school districts are close to the T except the Baker which is in an area of town that is much more suburban than urban. (if you google "brookline public schools" and then click the map link you can see where all of them are located. You can definitely get by with one car in Brookline and you'd probably want to because parking is a big issue in Brookline.

But I think you might want to know exactly where your jobs will be before deciding on where to live. The Boston area is tricky in that a 6 mile commute can take 15 minutes or 45 minutes depending on where exactly you're commuting from/to.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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I am new to Boston and everyone swears by Arlington, Milton, and Brookline school districts.
I do not recommend driving to Boston, the T has been ideal at least for me. And if you live in Hingham or Quincy, you can take a ferry to Boston (about 20 to 30 minute ride on a ferry).

With a large student population is Boston, your wife can tutor.

As for job search, try Linkedin.com's job board. Also networking at meetups on meetup.com has worked really well for me.

Good luck and welcome to Boston
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