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:
Everything on the market in Concord:
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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.
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 townâ€™s center. Check out the townâ€™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.
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.
Concord has great schools and the lots are bigger because more rural. Commute to the city is much longer. Beautiful area:
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:
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.
Happy house hunting...Jessica Harvey