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Old 11-06-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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With a bearable commute (hopefully public transport), and good public schools.
We're a family of 4 and need at least 3 bedrooms for around $1500/mo.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:01 AM
 
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$1500 is a really low budget for the towns close to the city with the best public schools. Where is the job? If somewhere red line accessible, maybe Arlington, MA.

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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With a bearable commute (hopefully public transport), and good public schools.
We're a family of 4 and need at least 3 bedrooms for around $1500/mo.
Where are you commuting? Like the previous poster said, $1500 is a bit low for a three bedroom. You might have luck in Belmont...we had a 2 1/2 bedroom in Belmont for $1450. Easy commute and very good schools. Arlington is another choice...maybe not as good schools but still good.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Wakefield?
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Little Rock
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I found both West Roxbury and Roslindale to be family friendly. W. Roxbury was a pretty nice place that had lots of stuff for us to do with our kid.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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I like both West Roxbury and Roslindale, but what was your experience with the schools?
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Little Rock
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I like both West Roxbury and Roslindale, but what was your experience with the schools?
My kid was still in preschool when we left Massachusetts a few years ago, so I can't give an opinion on the schools.

Both areas are part of Boston and, as far as I know, both use the Boston Public School system.

There is a Catholic school in West Rox. that our neighbors raved about.

A small part of our reason for leaving Massachusetts was that we were not happy with what we say of the Boston Public School system and we could not afford the insane prices of private schools in the area.



You might consider looking at Dedham, the next town up from West Roxbury. The people that we knew who had school aged kids in Dedham were happy.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Boston
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second belmont
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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What about Medford or Malden?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA USA
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Most all the school systems around here are good. And suburbs tend to be "family friendly" by definition. It's all about your commute, really. Trust me don't pick a bad one, life is too short..
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