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Old 04-25-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Hello everyone, my family is trying to decide if we will move to the Boston area next year. My husband has an offer @ Harvard Unv. We have two boys, one going to 1st year of High school, and the other 1st year of middle school (next school year). The most important thing for me is to find the best school for them, in a friendly family oriented neighborhood.... Any help?? Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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Are you looking more for an urban or suburban setting? What kind of commute time is ok for your husband and will he plan to commute by train or car? Budget is also helpful to know, as prices can vary quite a bit here.

Also, I think that Harvard has a partnership with a buyer's agent who could probably give you some advice. My cousin's roommate used to work there and there was an agent who helped them find their place in Somerville that they spoke highly of. I'm not sure if it's still the same person but you might want to ask them in case this person can help you get situated here.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Seriously there are tons of nice suburbs around Boston with good schools.... If you have strong ideas about what you want/don't want, now is the time to articulate them.

But if you want the names of some towns to start looking at try Brookline, Newton, Lincoln, Winchester, Concord, Wellesley, Lexington, Arlington.
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