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Old 04-18-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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Hi! My husband, daughter (8) and I will possibly be relocating to the Norfolk County area, from the Madison area of Wisconsin. We currently live in a family friendly, smallish town with excellent schools and would be looking to find the same. If anyone has any recommendations I would really appreciate it, as I am not familiar with MA at all! Thanks so much!
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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What part of Norfolk county?
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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People in MA don't tend to talk much about counties. All the government in this state happens at the town and state level. County government is virtually non-existent.

Regardless, commute and budget are often two of the biggest factors that dictate your destination. Where will you and/or your husband be working? Also, are you looking to buy or rent and what will your housing budget be?
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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The office is in Walpole... We would most likely buy, wanting to stay around the $550k price range. My husband would prefer a not-so-horrendous commute to/from work, but a town with good schools and a nice community is more important than the commute. Again, I appreciate the help!
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Walpole, Norfolk, Wrentham. Foxborough.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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^Agree. There is really no reason to commute any further.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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Walpole, Norfolk, Wrentham. Foxborough.
I'd add Canton and Sharon to that list. Just keep in mind that Sharon has very high real estate taxes compared to many other area towns.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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I would add Franklin to Casey and MikePru's recommendations.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Thank you all very much!! My search narrows and continues!
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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In my searches of Norfolk, I came across the mention of a Correctional Facility... can anyone please elaborate on that?
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