Visit http://www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/Pages/WellesleyMA_WebDocs/about for more information. I love our town---but if you are looking for a large lot, you shouldn't expect that here. A "large" lot in Wellesley would be about 15,000 sf There are some properties I would definitely recommend--one being 77 Monadnock Rd...built in 1995, which is "newer" for Wellesley and in the prestigious Cliff/Pierce Estates.
Iif you are looking for an acre lot I would recommend Dover, Weston or Needham. Weston & Dover are more rural settings--there are some neighborhoods. There is a new construction home in Dover on Old Colony that I would recommend. Great neighboorhood near the center of town and the Dover/Sherborn school system is one of the top rated. Needham has certain areas that are more prestigious. The Bridle Trail area (there is a home on the market on the street) is one of the most prestigious areas with homes built in the late 90's. One of the few "newer" neighborhoods in the area. "South Street" is prestigious but is a busier road and not a neighborhood. Fair Oaks is s small street near the center of town and there is a newer home on the market . Finally, a really great area is the street called Country Way-- older homes are being torn down new homes are being built on the acre lots. Right now there is an absolute gorgeous new construction but it is above the price point you mentioned---((but I belive it is currently overpriced!).
I hope this helps...........feel free to call me at 3390-222-8103 . I'd love to help you. I live in Wellesleyand am very familiar with the towns I've recommended.....Karen
Of course if you have more specific questions about Brookline, Newton, Lexington, Wellesley... will be happy to respond as these are the towns most popular with my clients!
Best of luck!
Brookline (Fisher Hil and near the Country Club are beautiful and very close to the city):
Weston (3acre zoning makes this area very prestigious):
All of these areas have fantastic schools which you can validate on a fantastic site called: http://www.greatschools.org
I hope that helps! Feel free to reach out with questions direct at any time:
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- 1 house in Wellesley, great schools, prestigious town, about 25-45 min commute to Boston
- 2 houses in a beautiful Winchester! 'top-of-the-line' schools, about 15-25 min to Boston
- 2 houses in Lexington, good schools, about 30-45 min to Boston
- 5 houses in Weston, prestigious town, 25-45 min to Boston
If you'd like to see the listing information or the homes themselves, feel free to ask. my info i son http://www.boc-re.com. Fine homes is my specialty, it is what i love to design, see, show, buy and sell!
based on the criteria that you added, and I tok the liberty and added year built 2000+ there are 24 listings in MLS currently, in the following towns. Now obviously there are a few other towns that are great towns a bit further etc.
All on-market single family listings at any price in Brookline, Cohasset, Dover, Lexington, Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Weston.
Advanced Criteria: Acres = .75+Number of Full Baths = 3+Year Built = 2000+Number of Bedrooms = 4+Number of Half Baths = 1+List Price = 1350000 - 2200000 Living Area = 4000+
If you would like me to email you these listings please email me at email@example.com
or you could search through http://www.realtor.com in the above towns.
Yannis Tsitsas, Realtor
a very useful web page about public schools is http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/.
As far as the rest of your question, they are a few towns with great schools surrounding Boston.
So it is extremely important to know what is the sq ft that you are looking to buy? Is new construction a must? Number of bedrooms and baths. How big of a yard are you looking to have, etc, the more info that you provide the better answer someone will be able to provide you.
I hope that I was helpful.
Yannis Tsitsas, CBR, Realtor