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What's it like to live in South Natick?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Dec 19, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

If you're considering moving to the Boston suburbs and aren't sure where to live, South Natick has much to offer. 

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Topics: Boston relocation

Top five home buyer misconceptions

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Feb 9, 2014 @ 12:04 PM


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.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Boston relocation, Boston home buying process

Frequently asked questions about living in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

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?

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Topics: Boston relocation, moving to Boston, moving to Massachusetts, Massachusetts demographics, Boston family friendly, Boston LGBT friendly, FAQs about living in Boston

Boston Relocation: Those were the days!

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:15 AM



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!

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Topics: best places to live in Boston, Boston real estate market, Boston MLS, Boston relocation, moving to Boston

Tips for moving to the Boston suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 02:11 PM



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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, best places to live in Massachusetts, best places to live in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs realtor, Boston relocation

Boston relocation: Find top public schools in Massachusetts

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, May 9, 2012 @ 09:21 AM


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.

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Topics: best public schools in Boston, Boston relocation, Massachusetts public schools, Boston Magazine best places to live 2011

More popular neighborhoods in Hopkinton

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Jul 4, 2011 @ 05:24 PM

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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Topics: Boston relocation, Hopkinton MA homes for sale, Hopkinton MA real estate, Hopkinton realtor, Hopkinton relocation, moving to Hopkinton

Finding the best places to live in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Jul 3, 2011 @ 07:36 PM

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Topics: living in Westboro, Boston suburbs real estate, Westboro homes for sale, best places to live in Massachusetts, best public schools in Boston, best places to live in Boston, Boston real estate market, Boston metrowest real estate, home buyer tips, Boston suburbs realtor, Boston relocation, Boston suburbs homes for sale, living in Wellesley, Wellesley MA homes for sale, Weston MA homes for sale, Hopkinton MA homes for sale, Hopkinton MA real estate, Homes for sale in Wellesley, living in Holliston MA, living in Wayland, Hopkinton realtor, Boston Magazine best places to live 2011, relocating to Boston, Hopkinton relocation, Lexington MA schools

Pictures of a few of my favorite things about living in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:00 PM



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.

Explore Boston's best suburbs

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Topics: Boston relocation, fun things to do in Boston

Top Massachusetts public schools

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 02:02 PM

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.

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Topics: best places to live in Massachusetts, living in Sherborn, Boston relocation