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Old 01-18-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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Could someone give me some info about Sharon, MA? The schools, the feel of the town, the people,,etc...?What is the center of town like?? Thank you!
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Could someone give me some info about Sharon, MA? The schools, the feel of the town, the people,,etc...?What is the center of town like?? Thank you!
I stopped and had coffee at their one Starbucks a few years ago. There really isn't a "town center" from what I saw. Just a couple of old stores and a very quiet suburban town. It has one of the largest Jewish populations in the country and the schools are good, just not a lot to do outside of school and sports. It's pretty and has retained it's quaintness. Go to urbandictionary and type in Sharon,Ma. to see what the kids think.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Sharon is one of Boston's bedroom community. Very quiet. Not a place for nightlife. The commuter rail goes through it (parking at the station fills up quickly). It's accessible to 95 which makes it convenient to all that Providence, RI has to offer. Boston is about 30 miles north. It all depends on what you're looking for. If you have a family to raise, I'd recommend it. If you are single and have a social life, I would look elsewhere.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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Previous poster is correct re single vs. family life. Sharon is overwhelmingly a place for families. No downtown to speak of--but great family activities. Has a Community Center which is very vital in the community. A little too much "political correctness" for me, but my husband grew up there and loved it. We just couldn't afford the type of house in Sharon we have in a nearby community. The commuter rail makes it nice for Boston employment. The schools are first rate, but it is because of the kids, not anything special about the teachers or school administration. Taxes are very high. A relative pays $5,000 a year for a four bedroom small ranch. But that is to be expected in a community that really does not encourage business to locate there. I do think the kids are a bit sophisticated in jr. high and seem to start the partying earlier than in my town.
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