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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
What are some good boston suburbs for great family life and work balance?
There are many nice suburbs near Boston. Brookline and Newtown come to mind but my recommendation is to google or use trulia to find realtors who service the Boston area or google estab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Quality of Life in Boston
Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
What are 5 necessities to prep yourself and your apartment for cold weather?
Window Insulation
Remove window air conditioners
Furnace/Boiler Tune Up
Clean Chimney
Portable heaters definitely help for those 'cold spots'

Stay warm!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
What northern suburb of Boston is best for a new graduate to live in?
How far north? Charlestown is a great extension of the city.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
Who is responsible for the removal of snow/ice in all common walkways within a 24-hour time period?
Varies from situation to situation - if you own, check your condo docs. If you rent, check your lease.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
Which neighborhoods are least friendly when it snows in Boston? Allston? Brighton? Inman Square?
I have my own opinions but, the general consensus is South Boston
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
I am planning on moving to Boston, MA from St. Louis, MO. What is the cheapest but nicest area to rent?
Rents are currently the second highest in the country. That being said, when it comes down to finding the home that will work for you there's a couple of great ways to start.

List y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
New to Boston with an infant
My suggestion is to look into and find the best 'baby wearing' option that you like. Whether it be a traditional bjorn or something like a Moby wrap, it will make moving arou ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Quality of Life in Boston
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
My son and I are looking at some perspective colleges in Boston, what are some important things we should check out on our trip?
There are come 200 colleges and universities in the Boston area.
It depends on what he wants to do after college.
There is also a lot of history to see.

OH! You will of course nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Quality of Life in Boston
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Adult, child-less couple (early 40's but young at heart) considering job relocation to Wyeth in Andover.
Andover would be a perfect choice for a relocation to Wyeth. It has everything you just described.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Quality of Life in Boston
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
If you are a homeowner over 55, would you consider an active adult community in MA? Why or why not?
SouthPort in Mashpee on Cape Cod has pools, golf, tennis, meeting rooms, social events, trips to Boston museums or theaters or concerts, beach access, and townhouse/condo style living.
... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Quality of Life in Boston
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Is living in North End noisy?
Does a sack of flour make a big biscuit?

On the other hand, Cousin Vinnie slept soundly once he was in the noisy jail, in "My Cousin Vinnie".
It depends on what you are used to.

... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Quality of Life in Boston
Mikel Defran…, Real Estate Pro in Milton, MA
Mikel Defrancesco answered:
We may be doing a potential relocation to Dedham area and we are not familiar with the various surrounding areas. Need advice
Depends on what your definition of reasonable is... if it's 20 minutes, not likely at least under $300K at that size. But there are several fairly close communities that may be a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 29, 2011 Quality of Life in Boston
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Voices Member answered:
What are good neighborhoods to rent a house (3BA/2BA minimum) in the Boston area?
30 minutes or less to Tufts you are looking at Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont and perhaps Watertown. The rental options are quite limited to 2-3 Fam. Homes 1900-1930 and some n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 1, 2010 Quality of Life in Boston
Jon, Home Seller in Boston, MA
Jon answered:
Family friendly community near Boston, MA?
Have you found a home already?

Our home is for sale in the town of Walpole. It is within walking distance to the train station and close to the town center. Lots of families and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Quality of Life in Boston
Jason, Home Buyer in Revere, MA
Jason answered:
We are moving from Houston, TX to work in Boston, MA. Any suggestions on a good place to raise a family and?
For the price of a 3,000 sq. ft. home in Boston, you'll be lucky to find one that's "newer". You'll learn that most of the homes here in 'Boston (or near) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 11, 2009 Quality of Life in Boston
Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Monir Mamoun answered:
how safe is the ruggles t stop?
Hi S108c, you should really check with the local police and sheriffs departments for this data. They will have the most accurate information. A realtor can't really give you a full ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Quality of Life in Jamaica Plain
Shaun G, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Shaun G answered:
I'm interested in moving to the Boston area after college graduation. What would be the best area for me?
Alallen,

You've got to explore the area, period. No one can tell you what you'll like. Take a week and walk around all the neighborhoods. From Dorchester to South End to Readville. M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2009 Quality of Life in Boston
Maha H., Real Estate Pro in 01867
Maha H. answered:
Where should we focus our search for ideal community within 25 min. drive of Burlington, MA?
Welcome to Massachusetts,
There is some nice areas like Woburn, it is only about 10 Min. or less from Burlington, Has a good school system, it is not a suburb, it is a city. there is a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2009 Quality of Life in Boston
Kathy Kelley, Real Estate Pro in Wellesley, MA
Kathy Kelley answered:
We are currently city dwellers, being forced to move to the 'burbs b/c of space. We have 3 boys 3yrs and
Both Wellesley and Natick offer much of what you are looking for. Both have lovely downtowns, both of which are anchored by new, large public libraries. The libraries are a magnet for f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2009 Quality of Life in Boston
Thomas Cinco…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Thomas Cincotti answered:
What are some family friendly neighborhoods located within Boston proper? Looking for decent sized homes,
Hi Kathryn,

If your looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Boston Proper you must consider the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the North End. At your price point a two bedroom is th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2008 Quality of Life in Boston
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