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Old 04-20-2009, 12:58 PM
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Simple , look into Winchester
we have the best schools in the state.
2 commuter rail lines right in town
ENKA Fair every year (Carnival) in May
Town Day in June
Tree lighting where Santa Rides around on a fire truck in December
Two Town swimming beaches - At the Mystic Lakes, and Broggard Beach (Wedge Pond)
Town Tennis Courts
Kidstock--(and the Next Door theater) a theater program for kids
a Great Music Department in the elem. school , middle school, and HIgh School.
A Television production program for kids offered through our local access station (WinCAM)
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is nearby with hiking trails, dog walking, mountain biking, etc.
Mystic Lakes has a Boat Club for boats in Medford and Winchester
Sailing lessons, etc. ,
Medford Boat Club right across the line off Mystic Valley PKWY
has access to Boston harbor for larger boats.
We have a great recreation department with adult and youth activities alike.
And after school programs
We have great youth sports programs and a good high school athletics program
We have a Haunted House in October.
Townspeople are involved in local elections and town meeting etc.
politics, etc.
We have a neat library and a quaint little mill pond
we also have a neat little town common with summer concerts on the common on Wednesdays in the summer-time, and movie nights on the common. Ice cream trucks come around to the neighborhoods in the summer time.
There's a small bike path through town and plans are in the works for a new bike path connecting Woburn-Stoneham and Winchester.
Nearby is the Minuteman Bike Path to Arlington, Lexington, Bedford,
Stone Zoo is right next door , a small neighborhood zoo in Stoneham, MA.
Drumlin farm is a short drive away in Lincoln, great for kids.
You are only 40 min or so from the North Shore-Salem, Ipswich beaches, Cape Ann.
and Salisbury /Hampton Beach NH about 40-50 min.
2 commuter rail stations in town - offer a hassle free commute into town.
Or a short drive to Oak Grove station in Malden/Medford for the Orange Line.
Eventually there'll be a station at Rte 16 in Medford as well.(Green Line)
we also have
there's an old movie theater in Arlington called Capitol Theater
a old theater in Somerville (Davis Square)
There's a movie theater in Woburn (Showcase Cinema)
and a mall in Burlington and Woburn.
We have a small neighborhood but high quality neighborhood hospital right in town with a variety of medical service and an emergency room.
The police and fire department in town are great and you get to know many of the officers.

there;s a lot of great community volunteer organizations like the Mahoneys Garden club, WinCAM our community tv studio, Sustainable Winchester (Environment), Friends of the Fells, Freinds of Winter Pond, The Winchester players, Winton Club etc.
We have lots of services in town such as a Supermarket (Stop and Shop) a 24 hour convenience store (Town Pantry)(cash only, but they do have an ATM)
China Sky Restaurant (Chinese)
a Thai restaurant (I cant remember the name of)
Fen Yang House (Chinese)
Pinkys Pizza
Joe's Main St. Pizza
Andrea's Pizza (excellent)
Bill and Bob's roast beef (Woburn)
Walgreens Pharmacy (Woburn Route 38)
CVS Pharmacy (Winchester Center)
a great little toy store called TO Catch a Falling Star
Karol's Ice cream
Dunkin Donuts
Burger King
Wendy's (Woburn)
Gulf Service Station (Woburn, Montvale Ave.)
Hess Station (Cambridge, St. Winchester - Horn Pond Plaza)
Shell-(Horn pond plaza)(Winchester)
We have a couple banks in town
Sovereign I believe, Winchester Co-op, and Winchester Savings bank
we have lucia's italian ristorante
Mailboxes etc for office stuff
Nelson's Bakery and Cafe
Winchester Drugstore
True Value Hardware
Moda's Cleaners and Tailors,
Fresh touch cleaners
Anton's cleaner
Video Horizons video store
A couple wine shops
the News Shop
Bruegger's Bagels
Bagel Land
Century Bank
A great little breakfast place called Frannies.
a italian restaurant Pastazza
There's also a cool bookstore Bookends with a great children's book section.
The library is pretty cool as well and has a lot to offer...
There's lots of little boutiques throughout winchester center
Winchester center is walkable and has a unique small town charm to it.

Come down , take a look at the real estate offices in the center of town and ask people about the town. People are friendly in Winchester and I think you will come to love it here if you decide to make Winchester your home.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:03 PM
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Cool Winchester

Where will you guys be working?

The commute to Boston would be 20 min via commuter rail to North Station
or a 20-30 min drive on the highway depending on traffic.

Shrewsbury, Berlin area, would be much further from Boston and a much longer commute on the mass pike

I would suggest my area, Winchester or maybe Arlington Heights.

Would be good access to the city

Also if you were picking someone up from the airport or going to the airport,
there's a Logan Express bus from Woburn-Logan Airport
you could use
could have a neighbor drop you off or something
and pick you up
can leave your car there for the week as well

In Winchester you could probably afford something for $600,000
or Arlington Heights, and would find it much easier getting into the city, could even leave the cahhhhhhhh at home and take the commuter rail in
(free wifi on trains) so you can work or just sit back and relax the 20 min train ride into North Station, continue via walking or connect to the "T" (Green or Orange line) once at North Station. Your company might even offer a "T" pass for commuter rail/Subway/bus - Ask for a zone 1 pass) if they do

Enjoy :-)
Hope you come to decide on the Winchester area :-)

You can't be our school system :-) and youth activities
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