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Old 10-08-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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I think most of these towns are older towns with more homes that are older (30+) but since Westford was less built up ~20 years ago, there are more newer homes (<20) that are (600-700K) than in Chelmsford, Acton etc.

One development I'm thinking of is about 30 or so homes all int the 700K range. These homes are all about 2500-3000 SF and were built about 25 years ago.

Westford has a nice mix and IMO the best school system of all that have been mentioned.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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I think most of these towns are older towns with more homes that are older (30+) but since Westford was less built up ~20 years ago, there are more newer homes (<20) that are (600-700K) than in Chelmsford, Acton etc.

One development I'm thinking of is about 30 or so homes all int the 700K range. These homes are all about 2500-3000 SF and were built about 25 years ago.

Westford has a nice mix and IMO the best school system of all that have been mentioned.
Yeah, Westford very much depends on the area. Nab has many small lake style cottages that sell between $300-$500k. The rest of the town typically floats between that $500-$800k sweet spot. Some areas float over $1M, but they’re isolated toward Westford Center, South Westford, and east towards Rt.3.

You can get a better home/nicer neighborhood in Chelmsford for less cost, but at the $700-$800k price point, Westford Acton Chelmsford Andover will all be very similar. As mentioned OP, Id go Westford, followed by Andover.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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I think most of these towns are older towns with more homes that are older (30+) but since Westford was less built up ~20 years ago, there are more newer homes (<20) that are (600-700K) than in Chelmsford, Acton etc.

One development I'm thinking of is about 30 or so homes all int the 700K range. These homes are all about 2500-3000 SF and were built about 25 years ago.

Westford has a nice mix and IMO the best school system of all that have been mentioned.
I know Andover has a lot of homes in the 700ish range. Much of West Andover is full of homes from the 80s and 90s.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I know Andover has a lot of homes in the 700ish range. Much of West Andover is full of homes from the 80s and 90s.
Agreed. And many of the upscale neighborhoods in Andover’s Shawsheen float between $400-$700, though you get less land and the homes are generally 20s/30s/40s builds. A lot of character in that area, and a good value. South of downtown is the only area the OP would be priced out of. The schools have been sliding a bit, and we’ve seen a lot more families rely on private or Catholic schools. A lot of talk about a new high school/renovated high school, so that should revitalize the system a bit.

Andover and Westford are going to largely be more affluent than places like Chelmsford, Wilmington, North Reading. Educational attainment of the masses has something to do with that as Westford and Andover have 65-70% of the population with bachelor degrees or higher. Coming from Carmel, that may be a priority. Pros and cons to that. None of the towns are in your face wealthy. Still pretty down to earth.

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