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Old 04-19-2009, 10:21 PM
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We are a couple - wife works in Waltham, husband works in south station area, no kids. Would like to buy a home. Lexington, newton would be nice, but are pricier than we could afford, anyone has suggestions? Greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:26 AM
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Waltham is more reasonably priced and can be a fun area for a couple with no kids (unless you're planning a family, in which case you might opt for a town with stronger schools). Or how about Watertown?
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:27 AM
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West Roxbury is next to Newton on the south, has railway service into South Station, and is a short drive (although congested) up to Waltham via Route 128. Same for Needham, which overall is more expensive than West Roxbury but less than Newton.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:38 AM
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Depending on your price range, Needham is a wonderful town and has 3 commuter rail stops, 30 minutes to South Station. There are also numerous restaurants in town. The drive to Waltham on 128 can be busy.

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Old 05-07-2009, 01:35 PM
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Have you thought about Arlington? You can get to the Red Line fairly easily from most neighborhoods and it's not a bad commute to Waltham. It's a *very* popular town for single family buyers and houses tend to sell quickly.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:58 PM
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I second on Arlington- I think it's the best of all worlds- borders Lexington but more affordable, borders Cambridge but much quieter, on the bus and Red Line (South Station) and right on Rt. 2 to get out of town. Urbane east-center, more suburban west and so on.
I think it's a wonderful town, for family and for not-family. I would live there in a minute if and when I choose to move back in towards town. I did live there for a year (renting) and liked it very much. Still wonder if I should have bought there near Spy Pond.
Best wishes. Arlington would be a great choice.
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