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Old 06-08-2020, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Randolph does not have good schools though. Thriving in a bad school doesn't translate necessarily in thriving later on in life. Obviously this is a call that parents and students should make together depending on a case by case basis but there are a lot of variables to take into account.
Randolph schools are very likely better than the average American public school district.
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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Randolph schools are very likely better than the average American public school district.
Just barely below average (-0.2):

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-compares.html
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'd stay east of Worcester. Central Mass is Massachusetts' answer to flyover country, especially western and southern Worcester County. Shrewsbury and towns eastward would be a far better choice. Quality of schools is just as high as Wachusett, and your commute to work ans school would be shorter.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:40 PM
 
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Uh....yes there are historical black neighborhoods outside of boston
Springfield, MA - Our Plural History.

DeBerry has a high school named after him. John Brown came from here. Dunbar has a community center down the street from me. There's a long history.

https://valleyadvocate.com/2017/06/0...story-nowhere/
Thank you for correcting my statement. I meant the Boston area, not the whole state. More Boston-centric errors.
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Old 06-09-2020, 03:55 AM
 
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Interesting. I would imagine so in the Greendale area of Worcester, or scattered in Vernon Hill, or Clinton, Leominster or Fitchburg...but Shrewsbury that's kind of surprising. Especially most (white) Catholics these days are middle-class. The white trash may have Irish or French surnames, but wouldn't be identified as Catholic by most.
Someone living in a small owner-occupied tract house in Shrewsbury is middle class for greater Worcester, right? They’re not in the bottom 30% for the metro area. There’s this metro Boston affluent skew where middle class is 2,500 sf, granite & stainless, college degrees, 6-figure household income, and a late model compact crossover or two in the driveway. It’s well below the median for Shrewsbury but that’s a 6-figure household income town with north of 60% of adults with college degrees.
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Old 06-09-2020, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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I'd stay east of Worcester. Central Mass is Massachusetts' answer to flyover country, especially western and southern Worcester County. Shrewsbury and towns eastward would be a far better choice. Quality of schools is just as high as Wachusett, and your commute to work ans school would be shorter.
The commute to St V's from Northborough or Hopkinton or even Grafton can be a lot longer than the commute from Rutland
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Old 06-09-2020, 07:34 AM
 
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The commute to St V's from Northborough or Hopkinton or even Grafton can be a lot longer than the commute from Rutland

Not that I'm advocating Northborough but the drive from Northborough Center at Route 20 & Church Street to UMass Medical or St Vincent is less than 15 minutes.
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:11 AM
 
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Someone living in a small owner-occupied tract house in Shrewsbury is middle class for greater Worcester, right? They’re not in the bottom 30% for the metro area. There’s this metro Boston affluent skew where middle class is 2,500 sf, granite & stainless, college degrees, 6-figure household income, and a late model compact crossover or two in the driveway. It’s well below the median for Shrewsbury but that’s a 6-figure household income town with north of 60% of adults with college degrees.
I think north of the Worcester was historically the wealthy suburbs. Now I think that probably skews east with the tech/bio jobs on 495. Shrewsbury and the 4 borough tows along with Grafton may take the wealthy suburbs of Worcester or even extended Metro west of Boston over Holden, Paxton and Boylston
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:05 AM
 
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Not that I'm advocating Northborough but the drive from Northborough Center at Route 20 & Church Street to UMass Medical or St Vincent is less than 15 minutes.
Correct. If you’re off the Crawford/West St area your commute to Worcester won’t be any worse than the desirable Prospect St area of Shrewsbury.

Same for sections of Boylston.
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:34 PM
 
Location: California
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It depends on your definition of racism. Most people in exurban and rural towns throughout New England are not accustomed to observing or interacting with non-white people in their local communities. Therefore, townsfolk in Rutland might glare at you simply because you look very different from everybody else in town. For the record, that is normal human behavior, regardless of what culture or place we are discussing, even though the ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter organizations would probably describe glaring as racist behavior. Now that almost all of the first- and second-generation Canadian and European immigrants in southern New England have passed away and the United States becomes increasingly more diverse from a racial standpoint, I suspect central Massachusetts will become increasingly more nativist and, as a result, will reject the liberal ideals of diversity and inclusion.
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