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Old 02-15-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Hello all,

I'm looking to purchase a house in Westwood or Needham. What are the typical commuting times via car from Westwood and Needham to the Longwood Medical Area in Boston?

Thanks

-Nick
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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From Westwood, if you take Rt 109 to the VFW parkway, the ride should not be more than 25-30 minutes depending on what time you leave and traffic. It also happens to be a nice drive as well. From Needham, the ride is about the same time, you still take the VFW parkway. Any luck on finding a new Home?
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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make that more like 45 to 55 mins. depending on time you leave and traffic.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:18 AM
 
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Default Take the "T"

Why not leave the cahh at home and take the commuter rail they also have free wifi so you can surf the net or just take a snooze while you ride into Boston, read the paper or whatever.

you could get the Red Line at "South Station"
and then get off at Park St. and catch the "E" train to Longwood or "D" train to Longwood whichever one shows up first.

There's also a masco shuttle bus (for the longwood medical area)
an express bus to Ruggles station (Orange Line) from which you could go a couple stops to Back Bay and get the Needham "T" commuter rail
or vice-versa

http://www.masco.org/transit/Importe...ess%20Maps.xls
MASCO - Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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The Franklin (which serves to Westwood) and Needham lines both stop at Ruggles, so no need to back track from Back Bay Station. The commuter rail probably won't be as fast as driving, but it can be less frustrating if you keep a somewhat normal schedule. If you have odd hours, though, driving will probably be the way to go.
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