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Old 04-06-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Good Afternoon -
There is a strong likelihood that I will be needing to move my family to the Boston area due to a work relocation. We are a jewish family and like to live in communities with diversity, which would include a strong jewish population. I will probably be working in downtown Boston, but don't mind a commute. Any recommendations for moderately priced suburbs?

I appreciate all of your assistance!
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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You might want to look at the town of Sharon, located southwest of Boston. It has a substantial jewish population, and also has commuter rail.

http://www.townofsharon.net/
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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Brookline and Newton has a very large Jewish population as well as Sharon but only 11 miles to Boston.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Marblehead, very good schools and on a peninsula Beautiful!!
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:22 AM
 
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Marblehead, very good schools and on a peninsula Beautiful!!
Mom, I agree that Marblehead is beautiful, but it is far from a Jewish community like Newton and Brookline being one of the tribe myself. Marblehead is far from a Jewish community, in fact completely the oppositie, but lovely none the less. Oh, and look into Needam too! Good luck to you.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:05 AM
 
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Mom, I agree that Marblehead is beautiful, but it is far from a Jewish community like Newton and Brookline being one of the tribe myself. Marblehead is far from a Jewish community, in fact completely the oppositie, but lovely none the less. Oh, and look into Needam too! Good luck to you.
sorry, have to disagree. my mol lives there and it is a big jewish community...
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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The fact that many schools around here give kids as many days off for Jewish holidays (compare to Christian holidays) means there are enough Jewish living in this area. I do not see school give kids a day off for Islam, Chinese new year or Kwanzaa.

I think the real question is the definition of "moderately priced".
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Boston
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What sort of Jewish community are you looking for? For example how religious of a community. If you are very observant I would suggest Newton or Brookline, though they are not moderately priced.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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I think a moderately priced suburb w/a large Jewish population would almost be an oxymoron. Jews tend to move to the towns w/a good school district, hence the relatively expensive ones. The question should be, what type of home do you want in what price range? Also FYI, the greater Boston area is 7.2% Jewish according to the latest study (if anyone wants the Globe article, PM me), so I'm sure you'll find a good community somewhere.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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Both the Newton Centre part of Newton and the Coolidge Corner part of Brookline have vibrant Jewish communities. They are also close to Boston. Unfortunately they are not moderately priced. In fact they are quite expensive. Your best bet might be 1/2 a duplex in Newton or a condo in Brookline, depending on the size of your family. I would at least look at these two communities before deciding on a less expensive compromise somewhere less Jewish and farther from Boston. Coolidge Corner is a mini Upper West Side.

In regard to another post: Marblehead may have a Jewish community, but it is also expensive and much farther from Boston, especially if you have to drive.
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