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Ridgewood re…, Home Seller in Ridgewood, NJ

Best Boston suburb for young family under $1 million homes.

Asked by Ridgewood resident, Ridgewood, NJ Sun May 17, 2009

We are looking to move to a Boston suburb with great schools and village feel. We have young kids, and want to spend $1 million or less. I work in Brighton.

Can you give me your top 5?

Also, can anyone compare Wellesley vs. Arlington vs. Belmont - just the pros and cons of each?

Appreciate any feedback.

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For me there is only one answer.Brookline MA, especially because you work in Brighton. Please check out my article :… Brookline has the best schools in the WORLD and its right next door. Just be willing to perhaps live in a smaller space but $1 million should do just fine. Maybe a condo with a back yard. Why look further?
Hope theis helps, Jeff Persons ABR
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I'd recommend taking a look at Scituate. They recently extended the commuter rail's Greenbush line into town, making it about an hour's commute into South Station (downtown). Home prices are fairly reasonable, and schools are good. Beaches, nice town center area, Widow's Walk golf course, etc etc. If I were ready to move to the suburbs, this is definitely where I'd be looking.
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Come to Needham! Great schools, neighborhoods and sense of community. Lots of activities for kids, easy to meet people and has a true town center. It has the commuter train and is convenient to major routes yet maintains the feel and charm of a small town.
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Each of those towns has good schools, family friendly communities, and other town specific attractions/ charms. When people are moving into the area and have not selected a specific community yet, I usually introduce them to each virtually 1st (in the office with a computer) then we narrow down to 2-3 most fitting towns and start looking. After day in each town, while in the car with me they learn so much that they get a pretty good sense of where they want to be and get focused on a specific town from then on...
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