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Old 01-26-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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My family is thinking about moving to Southborough MA. What can you tell me about this town? Are there more/less desirable areas of town?
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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It's a lovely small town. We used to live there and liked it a lot. I enjoyed having easy access to the train and major routes (Mass Pike & Rt 495). It also has a very good school system. One thing is that since the town is intersected by several highways there are areas where you can hear quite a bit of road noise. There are certainly areas that are better than others but all quite nice. If you'd like to share rough price range I can tell you my two cents on the best neighborhoods for the money. Oh, one other thing is that there isn't a ton in town in terms of shopping but there is everything you need in nearby Westboro or Framingham.

Southboro itself only has a few restaurants (including a nice Italian place), a small town center (pizza shop, convenience store, barber shop, dry cleaners, etc), a Starbucks, a nice gym, and a few small shops. The library is small but surprisingly very well stocked. There's also a nice little art community center in town and you have easy access to Callahan State Park for hiking trails.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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our price range is between 350k and 450k - thanks for all the input, very helpful!
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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How can you compare Southborough to Ashland? Are the schools in Ashland as good??
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Some of my favorite areas of town for homes in that range area:
Stub Toe Rd
Strawberry Hill Rd, Red Gate Rd & others off of Flagg Rd (except those very close to Rt 9)
There are also some cute streets right near the town center where there are lovely homes. Lyman St is one of them.

You could also check out Holliston - there are plenty of nice neighborhoods there with homes in your price range. Also good schools, and a quaint downtown with a cafe, a children's park, tennis courts, general store, and a few other shops.
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