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Old 03-28-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband is considering a job at Baystate Health in Springfield. We would be relocating from Ohio. We would be looking for an apartment in the Springfield area or somewhere close. I've done some research about the area and have gotten mixed reviews.

Bottom line we are looking for an apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our price range is $1200-$1350. My husband wouldn't mind a commute but no more than 45 minutes.

We currently do not have children but they are in our future. So somewhere safe and a good school system. Just a nice place to settle down and start a family

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I believe others have asked a similar question recently, and Longmeadow and East Longmeadow were mentioned for good places to raise a family. Here's the whole discussion: //www.city-data.com/forum/massa...ide-where.html

Please realize that the best place to find an apartment won't necessarily be the best school system. You may want to plan a move when you have children. For example, Devonshire Place Apartments in Holyoke look great, but I would not send my kids to the Holyoke schools. OTOH, East Longmeadow has very few rentals, but I *would* recommend buying a house there.

Also, consider towns in Connecticut, like Enfield, as the commute is not bad.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Settle down and start a family? NOT Springfield or Holyoke. If you can tolerate a 20 minute commute, I'd suggest you look into Northampton as a great town with good schools. '

Northampton:
“Top 10 Family Friendly Towns” by Parenting Magazine
“100 Best School Districts in the U.S.” by Offspring: The Magazine of Smart Parenting
“Best Places To Live – Big Small Towns” by Boston Magazine
"Top 100 Best Places to Live", by CNN Money Magazine
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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I suggest you visit the greater Springfield area and decide for yourself what you like.
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