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Old 06-22-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I will relocate to Framingham, MA with my family. Start looking for some apartment in Natick/Wayland. considering nice schooling and safety, does anyone suggest some good apartments around these two towns?

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Old 06-22-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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There are apt complexes in the W. Natick commuter rail station area, such as Natick Greens. Natick has good schools (better than Fram. for sure) and is pretty safe. Not familiar w/ Wayland. Look on Craigslist and see if you can find private apts which can be more for your money and not in a big apt complex.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Thanks! How about Natick Green Condo? Looks like a lot of units by owner and run by Natick Green. the reviews are really mixed...
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Thanks! How about Natick Green Condo? Looks like a lot of units by owner and run by Natick Green. the reviews are really mixed...
I looked at a few there about 2 years ago when I was looking at apts. They were alright. Nothing special. Kind of pricey for the amount of space though. Not sure if that is still the case though. Def didn't seem like a bad place to live though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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thanks for the input! my concern is the safety and maintenance.

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I looked at a few there about 2 years ago when I was looking at apts. They were alright. Nothing special. Kind of pricey for the amount of space though. Not sure if that is still the case though. Def didn't seem like a bad place to live though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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I have not heard of safety problems in this area of Natick. You can call the Police dept and ask about crime. The area has a LOT of apts, pretty generic. If you're renting, you'll get a parking space or 2 and garbage, snow removal, etc will be included (I assume - I don't rent there). You shouldn't have to worry about maintenance for a rental. You pay for heat, electric and landlord pays water. I know someone renting a 1 bed for around $1100-1200 (not sure the exact amount but in this ball park for sure). She said walls are thin so who you neighbor is has a lot to do with how quiet and decent your living experience will be. But then this goes for all multi-living situations.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Walden Green, which is behind Natick Green, are nicer and a little newer. If you can find a rental in Wayland it's a lovely town and the school system is ranked quite well. I don't know of any apartment complexes there but you could certainly find a townhome or home for rent there.

Boston Magazine puts out an annual list of best public high schools you could find on their website, or just google best public schools in Massachusetts or something like that and I'm sure you'll find that and other handy school sites.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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There are apt complexes in the W. Natick commuter rail station area, such as Natick Greens. Natick has good schools (better than Fram. for sure) and is pretty safe. Not familiar w/ Wayland. Look on Craigslist and see if you can find private apts which can be more for your money and not in a big apt complex.
I would strongly encourage the person looking for an apartment to disregard the comments about Framingham schools and do some investigation yourself. Framingham is a large town, true and with that comes a large school system and the benefits of such. It is strong and was recently nationally ranked. More evidence is that there is continual growth in the amount of AP college level classes that are being taken and passed by Framingham High students. If your child has learning issues of any kind, Framingham's Special Education Department. Framingham is not just shopping malls and the downtown. It has much to offer!
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