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Old 04-06-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Hi,

We are looking in the Worcester area as well - it seems there is no rhyme or reason to the neighborhoods. A realtor told us that the Burncoat area is a good place to buy but we drove around and saw a lot of homes that were in a state of disrepair. We saw a house online in the 01602 zip code - what about that? We drove around the Pleasant Street area - wow - good to bad in a minute depending on where you turned. We also find it hard to get a "real" answer from a real estate agent on which neighborhood is better over another.

I will be working in Natick but it seems the surrounding towns are not in our budget. It appears that you get more for your money in Worcester but I am afraid to buy and not able to sell when the time comes.

Thanks for letting me add my questions to this thread.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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I'm feeling more confident about this now, actually. I spoke with a realtor out in Worcester, who happens to be a friend's sister, and we've settled on a number of towns to look at outside of Worcester, but our concentration will be in 01602 and 01609 of Worcester, exactly where a responder (Gabe) suggested in our first thread here.

I'm finally feeling good about it now. Phew!

Now who wants to help us pack?
There is also a section of 01605 that abuts the Holden line and the 01602 area. It is high on the hill off Chester Street on the left side of the street before you get to the Holden Line. The streets between Tatten Farm and Russell Calvin have some nice homes that are not too old.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Default Have you found a home?

Just checking for an update...

Did you consider Rutland? It's a nice little town, and you'd get a lot of a nice, modern home in the low $300.... We live in Rutland and don't care that we have to drive a little bit to places, but we love our house... We looked in many of the towns you mentioned and homes are too small and/or old... We did not consider Worcester b/c we have children, so when we found Rutland, it was perfect.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Just checking for an update...

Did you consider Rutland? It's a nice little town, and you'd get a lot of a nice, modern home in the low $300.... We live in Rutland and don't care that we have to drive a little bit to places, but we love our house... We looked in many of the towns you mentioned and homes are too small and/or old... We did not consider Worcester b/c we have children, so when we found Rutland, it was perfect.
Oh, hi! Thanks!

I thought that I'd updated this thread -- I guess that I didn't -- but we bought a house in Worcester, five miles from my husband's office. We're closing on the house at the end of June.

It's funny that you mentioned that a lot of the homes you had seen were too old and/or too small. What we were finding was, at least as per the online pictures, there was too much wallpaper (!!!) and wall-to-wall carpeting. Both of those things FREAK. ME. OUT. I know that they're changeable, unlike old and/or small, but I just couldn't see the forest for the trees this time.

We had a "need to have" and a "it would be nice to have" list. The house that we bought had everything on both lists. We were shocked. Granted, it's in Worcester proper (West side), which is not everyone's cup of tea.

Thanks for the input, though. It's always good to know information about towns in case anyone mentions to me that they're looking...
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Waltham, MA
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Hey, welcome to Boston ... or actually, Worcester! And congrats on the house!

It's really funny that I posted about Waltham because we actually moved to Waltham two months ago ... from Jamaica Plain, no less (shocking).

Best of luck with the move and if you ever want to come into Waltham with it's many ethnic restaurants, including Thai, feel free to PM me and we will buy you a drink.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hey, welcome to Boston ... or actually, Worcester! And congrats on the house!

It's really funny that I posted about Waltham because we actually moved to Waltham two months ago ... from Jamaica Plain, no less (shocking).

Best of luck with the move and if you ever want to come into Waltham with it's many ethnic restaurants, including Thai, feel free to PM me and we will buy you a drink.
Hi! And thanks!

We'll definitely be exploring once we settle ourselves in. When we head out Waltham way, I'll give you a shout, for sure! Thanks again! That was really nice!
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