Yesterday I wrote about some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Hopkinton among relocating professionals. But you don't need to be a high-powered executive to afford to live in Hopkinton. Here are three of my favorite Hopkinton neighborhoods with a more affordable price tag. (Well, affordable for the Boston suburbs anyway! :-)
Charlesview Estates is a wonderful neighborhood of colonial- and contemporary-style homes. It's one of the few neighborhoods that's walking distance to Hopkins Schools (grades 4-5), Hopkinton Middle School (grades 6-8) and Hopkinton High School, EMC Park, and more. If you're feeling really ambitious, you could walk to Hopkinton center from there (about 2 miles). Including Teresa Rd, Alexander Rd, Nicholas Rd & Ursla Rd, Charlesview Estates is approximately four miles from the Southborough train station, which can take you to Boston's Back Bay or South Station in about an hour. Homes in Charlesview Estates are mostly priced in the high $400s-500s.
Wildlife Estates is an attractive neighborhood of colonial-style homes with mostly level yards. Located within walking distance to a beautiful 200-acre wildlife preserve and soccer fields, this cul-de-sac neighborhood includes Wildlife Drive & Pheasant Hill Road. Wildlife Estates is less than three miles from the Ashland train station. Homes in Wildlife Estates are mostly priced in the high $500s.
Downtown Hopkinton neighborhoods. Although not a designated "neighborhood" per se, I adore some of the little side streets between Grove & Ash Streets. There's a mix of modest 2-3 bedroom antiques and Capes with well-kept yards (usually less than 0.25 acre), many of which are priced between $300-400K. It's just a short stroll from these homes to the Hopkinton Town Common, Hopkinton Gourmet, Zio's Cafe, Hopkinton Public Library, Colella's Grocery Store & more.