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Old 03-14-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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Question Best area to settle in MA with good school systems

Hi my wife is working in longwood medical area.So we would like to buy a home that has a 45-60 mnts commute to longwood medical area.We are looking for an area where goods schools are there and close to any of the T stations.We are looking for a house of 400K to 450K. Please advise
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Acton has a good school system. Great place to live. Close to the T as well. I'm not sure you would find a large single family home though.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:37 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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Newton, Concord, Lexington...
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Hi my wife is working in longwood medical area.So we would like to buy a home that has a 45-60 mnts commute to longwood medical area.We are looking for an area where goods schools are there and close to any of the T stations.We are looking for a house of 400K to 450K. Please advise
arlington, chestnut hill j p newton-condord and lexington are pricey
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Smile Try the South Shore

Duxbury, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate all have good schools and commuter rail access. 450 will buy you a starter home in Hingham and Cohasset. You'll do a little better in Scituate. In Duxbury you can get a 3-4 bedroom older home at that price right now.

And no, I'm not a real estate agent!
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Try going to Ziprealty and pick several towns and add the price range, etc. that you are looking for and see what your money will/or won't buy you. What level of schools are you looking for? There are several good schools and several great schools. What are you looking for in a good school? Housing in a good school district will be much more affordable than in a great school district. It all depends on your children and what is important to you in a school, neighborhood, conveniences, public sewer or private, oil heat or gas, lower or higher property taxes, school budgets, etc. Not a simple task to find the perfect neighborhoodl.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:00 AM
 
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Franklin offers good schools with 2 train depots to get you into the city in a short period of time. 400-450 would buy you a smaller colonial. One of the more affordable towns that focus on community.

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