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RL, Other/Just Looking in Concord, MA

Between Lexington and Concord, MA, which town is better to buy a house?

Asked by RL, Concord, MA Mon Feb 22, 2010

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Is the question in terms of investment? If so have your exclusive buyer broker pull the sales statistics of each town to show you how the markets in each have been fairing over the last 4 years.
If your question is more personal ( i.e best place if I have kids (schools), or best place if I have to commute to Boston ...) then the answers will be quite different.

Everything on the market in Lexington:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=LEXINGTON&…

Everything on the market in Concord:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=CONCORD&mi…

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 18, 2012
In answer to your question - which town is better to buy a house - this really comes down to your personal preference and how much you would like to spend on a home. Is this for investment purposes or do you plan to live in the community. I live in Sudbury, work in Concord and drive daily thru Lexington.
Best plan - to pick at least 3 homes in each town and schedule showings. That will give you a feel for the communities.

Feel free to call 978-460-2611 to schedule showings or visit http://www.middlesexcohomes.com.

Here is some additional info on each town.

Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles N of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 10 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The affluent suburban community is known for being the location of the Battle of Lexington, the initial battle of the American Revolution. It's a popular tourist destination which features numerous historic buildings, houses, monuments and parks with most going back to the Colonial and Revolutionary days. The town center includes numerous restaurants, shops, fine art galleries and the Depot Square.

Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles NW of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 16 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. Concord is well known for its major roles in American history and literature and features a large number of historic sites. Welch's, the well known grape juice producer has a small headquarters in the city.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 14, 2010
This comes down to preference. Both towns are great! I live in Concord and have friends who grew up or currently live in Lexington right now. In my opinion, they both have great historic centers with small shops and restaurants, historic homes, community feel, public transportation and wonderful public education.

Concord has a more rural feel and is less populated. Concord has many areas of protected, natural land. Lots in Concord tend to be larger, but this depends on location. Lexington is closer to Boston so your daily work commute or trip into Boston will take maybe 10 minutes less.

I would suggest driving around each town and exploring the town’s center. Check out the town’s website. Check out town statistics and school ratings. Evaluate the commute you want to have now and in the future.

I highly recommend you spend a day or weekend exploring each town. Check out local events, shops, school locations, health club, recreation possibilities such as canoeing, biking, hiking, etc. Also, drive around neighborhoods. Find a knowledgeable and responsive realtor and meet with them. At this point, whether you have a preference or not, you should look at 2 or 3 houses in each town and in different neighborhoods.

I have great knowledge of each town and would be happy to work with you on this significant investment.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 14, 2010
RL:

Such a tough question. I am biased towards Concord because I love the land and larger lots. You have access to the commuter rail and the cache of being in the poets home town.

Lexington is a little closer to Cambridge and also has a great down town area. If you don't care about land then I would go to Lexington and you can definitely get a bigger house in Lexington for the same money. Let me know if I can assist.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 26, 2010
Lexington is fantastic because it is so close to the city .. Gorgeous place to live:
http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Concord has great schools and the lots are bigger because more rural. Commute to the city is much longer. Beautiful area:
http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Another area to consider is Weston. Awesome schools, location to the city (right off the pike and just outside of Boston) and large lot sizes:
http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 22, 2010
Hello RL,

Both are excellent towns. I grew up and am now back in Concord. Great neighborhoods & schools, wonderful shopping areas and restauraants...of course, Lexington has all these things too. Your needs and wishes are really the questions that need to be asked, to determine the better community for your situation.

Feel free to call me or email me, if you are not already working with another agent.

JessicaHarveyRE@aol.com/617-650-6750

Happy house hunting...Jessica Harvey
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 22, 2010
Both are great towns, we reside at West Concord and we love it. It depends on your wants and needs but both are great choice. Yanni
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 22, 2010
Thats q question that is very difficult to answer and really depends on the persons commute and what an individual looks for in a community. I love Concord wit the beautiful town center etc.. Both town are so close in pricing that usually if someone looks at Concord they look at Lexington as well. In that case people usually decide based on house choice. Both towns have great school systems as well.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 22, 2010
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