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To help you avoid some common pitfalls in buying your next home, I thought I’d share a quick list of common misconceptions we often hear from people looking to buy a home in the Boston area.
Today’s Gallup report recognizing “Massachusetts as the most liberal state in the country” caught my eye, since the detailed survey addresses many frequently asked questions we hear from clients who are considering moving to the Boston area. When presented with questions about socioeconomic issues, it's always helpful to have some strong data to share. Here are a few highlights I thought would be useful to folks looking to relocate to Boston.
Q: How’s the job market in Boston?
Tucked in a box of used books my father-in-law gave us was a great little book called Relocation Boston. It includes a fun graphic designed to help those moving to the Boston area decide which towns they could afford. It color codes home values (circa 1986). Everything coded in green was a quick glance at Boston towns with "homes found under $100K". Those were the days!
Dover-Sherborn, Hopkinton, Needham, Newton South, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston High Schools were among the schools in Massachusetts ranked as Gold Medal Schools in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report's ranking of Best High Schools in the Country. Gold Medal schools are considered to be the top in the country for college readiness.
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! :-)
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I absolutely adore living in the Boston area. I'm a short train ride away from the inspiring Boston Symphony Orchestra, a night out to see the Celtics or the Bruins, shopping at the best vintage clothing stores, a leasurely stroll along the Charles River, or whatever activity catches my fancy.
When my twin comes to visit, a trip to the North End is always essential to pick up some over-the-top pastry and check out Greenough Lane where our family lived. (Yes, there were a few of us Irish in the North End at one time!)
Then it's off to get a rasberry lime rickey and hit the road for the Cape! If you haven't been to the Cape yet, it's a perfect escape...but try to avoid the Friday traffic. It can be brutal. It's worth the drive though. Head past the tacky arcades and shops and eventually you'll find unspoiled beaches.
I thought I'd share pictures of a few of my favorite things about living in the Boston area. These are mostly the City of Boston. Later I'll post more of the wonderful places that are a short drive away. Hope you enjoy! And please feel free to add your own.
Looking to find out which are the best Massachusetts public school systems? It can be hard to get to the bottom of this. After all, parents have little more than MCAS scores and some basic statistics to go on when evaluating school systems.