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Old 10-27-2017, 08:10 AM
 
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Hi- We are a family of 5 considering relocating from Brooklyn, NY to Medway area (Millis, Hopkinton, Medfield, Holliston).
Does anyone have any insight into what the schools are like in these towns? Class size, educational philosophy, student:teacher ratio, homework policies, etc

Also, do any of these towns have cute, walkable downtown areas?

What are the main differences between these towns? What does one offer that the others may not?

Any other tips, facts, or things to think about are much appreciated.
Thank you,
Karen

Last edited by KJR5; 10-27-2017 at 08:35 AM.. Reason: adding specifics
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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Hi- We are a family of 5 considering relocating from Brooklyn, NY to Medway area (Millis, Hopkinton, Medfield, Holliston).
Does anyone have any insight into what the schools are like in these towns? Class size, educational philosophy, student:teacher ratio, homework policies, etc

Also, do any of these towns have cute, walkable downtown areas?

What are the main differences between these towns? What does one offer that the others may not?

Any other tips, facts, or things to think about are much appreciated.
Thank you,
Karen
I cannot speak to specifics, but Hopkinton and Medfield have great school systems. Holliston is also pretty good and Millis isn't bad either.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Medfield has a nice downtown (and good schools). Also the most expensive of those towns.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Medfield has a nice downtown (and good schools). Also the most expensive of those towns.
Medway will look cheap to someone coming from Brooklyn.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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Medway will look cheap to someone coming from Brooklyn.
Different towns. I said Medfield.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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Hi- We are a family of 5 considering relocating from Brooklyn, NY to Medway area (Millis, Hopkinton, Medfield, Holliston).
Does anyone have any insight into what the schools are like in these towns? Class size, educational philosophy, student:teacher ratio, homework policies, etc

Also, do any of these towns have cute, walkable downtown areas?

What are the main differences between these towns? What does one offer that the others may not?

Any other tips, facts, or things to think about are much appreciated.
Thank you,
Karen
Medfield 100% end of thread.

Great schools, small town, great sports school, a lot of professionals who work in Boston live here.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Different towns. I said Medfield.
oops. My point still stands.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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Medfield, Hopkinton and Holliston all have cute town centers. The area of Millis where 109 and 115 intersect is almost a center with some nice businesses and walkable residential areas with medium density and sidewalks. Medway really has no town center at all. Coming from NYC, any of the towns you mentioned may be a culture shock.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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Medfield would be my choice of the four. I wouldn't really consider Millis or Holliston in the same tier as Medfield or Hopkinton. Maybe it's my unfamiliarity with Holliston, but Millis is certainly a more economically diverse town that a Medfield.. For all I know, that could be a good thing.

My honest preference, given the general area, would be Natick. Much bigger feel, closer to the action, nice downtown with commuter train access. It's pProbably the priciest p/sq ft but there's a reason.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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Hopkinton center may be "cute" but there's not much there to do. A couple of pizza places, a Thai place, a frozen yogurt shop, two drug stores and a couple of liquor stores is about it. There is/was a small coffee shop but I'm not sure it's even open anymore.
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