U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-08-2008, 01:02 AM
 
2 posts, read 8,956 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Hi everyone,

We are a couple in our mid-thirties with a young son, looking to return to Boston after many years of living in California. We'd like to find a friendly, up-and-coming Jewish community in the Boston suburbs with lots of other young families. Not sure where we'll be working yet, but thought I'd put this out there. We're priced out of Brookline/Newton/Wellesley/Sudbury right now, but with this market, who knows?!

Thanks all!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-08-2008, 02:56 AM
 
7,357 posts, read 9,933,488 times
Reputation: 1893
Belmont has a really nice family-oriented synagogue. Not sure it's really cheaper than Newton. I live in Arlington, right next to Belmont. It would help to know your budget? Also, do you want a single family home or would a condo also be acceptable?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
1,810 posts, read 10,213,778 times
Reputation: 921
How far out of Boston is acceptable to you?

For what you are looking for... here's a suggestion... Sharon.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:07 AM
 
639 posts, read 3,425,904 times
Reputation: 539
Definitely look at the town of Sharon. I was going to suggest that too when I saw your post. I lived there myself for 3 years and we loved it there, it's a wonderful town, not only that, it's only about 25 miles from Boston, if that. It borders with Stoughton and Canton and I think it's Walpole on the other side. It's convenient too, Cobbs Corner is right there with many shops. You can take the commuter rail in to Boston from either Stoughton or Canton or the bus if you don't want to drive in. I lived on Bay Rd. 4 1/2 miles down from Cobbs Corner; which goes right in to the town of Easton. As you're cruising through the town driving around the area, look for it, it's one of the prettiest rural roads in Sharon. The town has over 7 Jewish synagogues for you guys. ALSO it's got Crescent Ridge Dairy (ice cream etc..), it's been there for over 75 years. I don't have kids, but I can tell you that it always had a very very good school system.

Good luck!

Search Results for "crescentridgedairy.com"
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
9,199 posts, read 14,261,371 times
Reputation: 7648
Sharon has 3 or 4 temples and is on the commuter rail line to Boston. The schools are very good and it is on the commuter rail line to Boston. It's also on Rte. 95.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
9,199 posts, read 14,261,371 times
Reputation: 7648
Quote:
Originally Posted by CityGirl52 View Post
Definitely look at the town of Sharon. I was going to suggest that too when I saw your post. I lived there myself for 3 years and we loved it there, it's a wonderful town, not only that, it's only about 25 miles from Boston, if that. It borders with Stoughton and Canton and I think it's Walpole on the other side. It's convenient too, Cobbs Corner is right there with many shops. You can take the commuter rail in to Boston from either Stoughton or Canton or the bus if you don't want to drive in. I lived on Bay Rd. 4 1/2 miles down from Cobbs Corner which goes right in to the town of Easton as you're driving down through that road, look for it, it's one of the prettiest rural long roads in Sharon. The town has over 7 Jewish synagogues for you guys. ALSO it's got Crescent Ridge Dairy (icc cream etc..), it's been there for over 75 years.

Good luck!

Search Results for "crescentridgedairy.com"
I used to live on Bay Road, too! On the Stoughton side. Don't get me started on Crescent Ridge, though.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
1,810 posts, read 10,213,778 times
Reputation: 921
We're all one big happy Jewish family?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:56 AM
 
639 posts, read 3,425,904 times
Reputation: 539
Irish Catholic here! I lived there a long time ago, we were on the Sharon side of Bay Rd. down past the cemetary on the right. I lived there with 2 of my friends, we rented a contemporary style house. It was because our friends father was a builder down there at one time (*he since passed away) and he built this house for his daughter & her husband at the time but it didn't work out, so they decided she could get a couple of roommates and it was us. They were wonderful people, it was my first landlord situation, the house was beautiful all furnished and everything, it was awesome actually! It was a hoot because we lived in the City for years and moving down there was the first time we didn't hear the cop cars flying by and the fire trucks! I remember it was SO SO peaceful living there, but like I said, it took us a couple of years to get used to that type of quietness coming from the heart of the city! Now I can't see myself back in the city as much as I miss it, it never leaves you!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:40 AM
 
270 posts, read 1,308,357 times
Reputation: 155
Not Jewish either and I agree that Sharon is very nice. Very good schools! We looked at a few houses and the property tax is just very high. Houses are expensive too! So it depends on your budget and how you would like to live (condo, single fam., renting. But if you can afford it you can't go wrong with Sharon.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
9,199 posts, read 14,261,371 times
Reputation: 7648
No, it's not cheap by any means, but it's more affordable than the towns the original poster mentioned. Not as crowded either, but not the sleepy, rural area it used to be.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 PM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top