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Old 02-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: maryland
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My husband and I may be moving to Boston area. Work out of Dedham area. We have one child left at home who should be in college when we move. We want a condo, running clubs and trails and friendly neighbors. Our price should be no higher then 750,000. Where would be a good place to look to live?? we would want garage parking and may need to look at townhouses but don't want the upkeep of a single family home anymore.

I think we would be happier in the suburbs and commute time would also be important.

All advice appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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A few initial thoughts:

Powder Hill Way in Westboro has beautiful townhomes with garages and is within walking distance to hiking trails. There's also a lovely indoor pool and a small gym and very pretty landscaping. My folks have lived there for years and really like it. Their neighbors are very nice and really watch out for each other.

For a single-family home, there's a pretty very large one-level Cape on Pine Hill Rd in Southboro, something like 3,000 sq ft. I know it's near Callahan State Park, which has a ton of trails but I don't know for sure if you can walk to the park from there or not.

Both places have easy access to the Mass Pike and the Commuter Rail.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Oops, read this too fast. If you're working in Dedham not Boston then Medfield is a really nice community to live in if you want a more country feel and Needham is nice if you want more shops and commuter rail access.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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Here are a few ideas:

There are large 2bd townhomes in downtown Medfield called Olde Village Square - one-level living in the 650s

Also, downtown Needham there's a really pretty freestanding 3-bd townhome w/1st floor master & 2-c garage in the mid 700s
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: maryland
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thank scarlett.

if he takes the job he has time to search neighborhoods but I wonder where I would be happiest and if we can afford it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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I know what you mean. Those are pricey areas. You can definately get more for your money going a bit further west and possibly south. For ex, you can get a new 2,000 sq ft townhome in Hopkinton in the 400s or 500s, and that's only about 45 min from Dedham. Medway could also be a nice option with a somewhat easier commute than Hopkinton.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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For that price, you can live anywhere you like! Really.
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