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Old 09-22-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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Hi All!

What do you think of the town of Lynnfield? Is Reading nice? Looking for nice communities with an easy commute between Peabody and Billerica with very strong public school systems. I'd love any advice!

Thanks!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: somewhere where i dont know where i am
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lynnfield and reading are both excellent towns. lynnfield has more of a "community" feel to it. north reading is a nice town, but they are experiencing a lot of growth problems , there is a large division between the residents, those who live in the "old" north reading, and the new(lots of mc mansions). middleton is a pretty nice town but i have not heard great things about their school system. a couple more nice towns that would be worth looking into are wakefield and winchester. if money were no object for me (unfortunatly it is, lol), i would start with lynnfield , wakefield, and winchester. good luck in your search.

food for thought: a family member of mine has businesses in north reading, reading, stoneham, and winchester, and says BY FAR the least friendly people are her reading customers. just thought i'd mention.

frank
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Just by looking at the data, it looks to be Lynnfield.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Thanks Frank & CaseyB! It looks like Lynnfield may be the best bet for commute and schools. From the looks of it the schools sound better there than in Wakefield and Reading but maybe I'm wrong?

Winchester sounds appealing but might be too far afield.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Lynnfield !!!!!!!!! GREAT SCHOOLS. Possibly Andover!! Just stay away from Route 1. Route 1 can be hell commute during rush hours in the morning. As long as you leave early enough you can go on 128 and shouldn't have an issue. But closer to 8 am and forget it. Lynnfield has a mix of homes, smaller cape cod, new mcmansions, and some older ranch styles. My friend told me you can get a great home now since prices have come down. I used to commute through Lynnfield. There is a beautiful golf course. My husband and I used to dream about the day where we could afford to live in Lynnfield.

Oh and there is a Christmas Tree Shop
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Winchester is about 30-45 min to both Billerica and Pebody so not terrible. Shorter commutes will be towns close to 128 like Reading and Lynnfield.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Be aware that Lynnfield and Lynn are separate towns and worlds apart.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Memphis, But I call Boston Home
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I grew up in Lynnfield and still have many friends there. It is a great town with a wonderful school system. It is expensive to buy a home but worth it in my opinion. One good thing is they have recently redone the schools, including building a new middle school, so that assessment is out of the way. It's funny I hated living there while I was young but if I were to move back to NE I would want to live there or in Georgetown where 2 of my sisters and one of my brothers live.
Actualy, Georgetown might not be a bad option either, not that far from Peobody and I don't think the commute to Billerica would be that bad, but I can't remember exactly how you would do it. Go through Andover perhaps?
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