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P., Home Buyer in Boston, MA

Boston suburb recommendations?

Asked by P., Boston, MA Sun Jan 13, 2013

Job @ Kendall sqare; 3 young kids: good schools (public?) & parks a priority; limited transfer commute ok; ~$600k house, prefer modern. Thx.

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I would contact an experienced local real estate professional to help with this answer.
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There are a lot of very nice communities within commuting distance to Kendall Square that offer what you are looking for.

For an overview of each community and QuickSearch listings, just visit Buyer Agents of Boston's Quick Search page http://www.BuyerAgentsOfBoston.com/quicksearches

By clicking on a Town or Community link it immediately shows you all the homes available as well as detailed information about each property, school data, Google Street Views as well as services nearby via YELP.
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One of the main things to consider is commute and how much traffic you can tolerate. I find that most of my clients consider commuting time right up there with school systems and some of the other items in their "Must Have" list of home features.
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Arlington & Watertown are good areas.

Best Of Luck.
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Arlington has amazing schools and is an easy commute to Kendall:



Belmont (although at $600K the inventory will be limited and the demand high so expect it to be competitive):

Hope that helps get you started!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 14, 2013
I would recommend Waltham or Watertown then.
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Some towns that immediately come to mind are Newton, Arlington, Watertown. Although $600K is a lot of money, it is not when compared to the home prices in some of the Boston suburbs. You may get sticker shock when you start looking. As always, it is advisable that you connect with an experienced real estate agent to act as your buyer's agent.

FurChin at RE/MAX Unlimited is Your Real Estate Solution in Greater Boston. 617-620-0669
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In your price range I would recommend Westwood. I recently prepared a spreadsheet for a client with similar needs that includes taxes, schools commuting time, etc. I'd be happy to share it with you. Just let me know.

Ellen G. Friedman, Keller Williams Realty, 617-448-1542 or ellengfriedman@comcast.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 13, 2013
One of my favorite magazine topics is the "best places" lists that many metro magazines put out each year. In Boston, I always like to check out Boston Magazine's own "Best Places to Live" article since it's not only a fun read but quite often opens my eyes to something new about the surrounding towns and cities. Here's the link to the 2012 list (http://bit.ly/ZZNum2).

That's just a starting point.

For the some of the best public schools in the state (and without facing a burdensome commute), I would recommend Westwood, Brookline. Belmont, Newton or Hingham, all great towns with a charming New England character all its own.

And for more personalized assistance in finding just the right home, drop me a line or call me directly. I'd be delighted to help.

Michael A. Pallares, Realtor, ABR
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(617) 899-3162
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If you are working in Cambridge you may want to consider a couple of towns like Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Watertown, and Medford. Since you have 3 children can I assume you are looking for a single family home ?

What type of commute .. by car, public transit ?

Modern is somewhat a subjective question. Do you mean recently renovated , new construction ?

Are you relocating from out of state ? Would you like additional information on real estate in the Cambridge/Boston area ?

Please let me know how I can help.

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Yes, single family home preferred.
Probably public transit, I get the impression that parking around Kendall is bad. Besides, doing a 1 hour commute at 15mph is no fun.
Newer construction, or perhaps rennovated.
Yes, relocating from far out of state, but will be in the area next week, so I wanted to scout a little.
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There are so many options for you. Newton, Waltham, Wakefield, call me.
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