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Old 02-22-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Hi, Family friendly neighborhood in the Boston area.

Plain and simple:

Range 500-700k, decent public schools (6+)
within 35 min. of Cambridge, driving and/or public transportation
Any tips on new construction areas with these details?

I have been steered towards west, Natick and the W-neighborhoods, but looking at other areas: Acton, Burlington, etc. Any ideas or advice?
TIA
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:25 AM
 
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Where in Cambridge will you be commuting to? That will make a difference.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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30-35 minutes during typical rush hour?
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard area and yes, typical rush hour...can go to 45.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard area and yes, typical rush hour...can go to 45.
You're looking too far out if 45 is the max. You're going to need to be closer in, and give up new construction.

It took me 30 minutes to get from Belmont to Harvard Square during rush hour often enough, when I had to drive.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Arlington no new construction though. Down mass Ave in 30 min or so
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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Arlington no new construction though. Down mass Ave in 30 min or so
700k is doable in Arlington, but it would likely need work or be under 1500 sqft.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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700k is doable in Arlington, but it would likely need work or be under 1500 sqft.
ugh.... just doable. Arlington has gotten alot more expensive than i realized.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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You could look into Watertown or Medford. New construction would be hard to find anywhere within 35 mins of Cambridge. Acton or Natick would be an over 45 min commute during rush hour. Burlington would be about 45 mins, though it may take a little bit longer some days.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Hi, Family friendly neighborhood in the Boston area.

Plain and simple:

Range 500-700k, decent public schools (6+)
within 35 min. of Cambridge, driving and/or public transportation
Any tips on new construction areas with these details?

I have been steered towards west, Natick and the W-neighborhoods, but looking at other areas: Acton, Burlington, etc. Any ideas or advice?
TIA
Btw, Cambridge schools are probably better than you think. https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/p...massachusetts/
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