it's on a wonderful street, very little traffic, large lots - therefore few houses - and across from the river, but NOT in a flood zone
easy access to major routes, quick drive to the T, some buses, quick drive to commuter station in needham (which is another place you might look)
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If you are interested in talking further about your moving needs and wants, I would be delighted to talk with you or send you listings in the various towns you are looking in to help you become familiar with each town's property values. I may be reached at 508 648-0393 or LHagopian@hammondre.com
Hope this helps!
An alternative to Brookline and Newton would be Lexington. The housing market is very competitive there. And the prices are higher than Acton due to proximity to Boston.
Rentals of large condos /townhouses may be easier to find in Brookline and Newton than in the burbs.
Coming from a city of NYC's caliber you may gravitate towards towns with access to amenities and downtown Boston so we suggest the following (w/ links to everything currently on the market in each town) :
Arlington - Median Home Price $507,600 http://goo.gl/Iifo1
Newton - Median Home Price $755,000 http://goo.gl/V09x4
Wellesley - Median Home Price $910,000 http://goo.gl/6JMuT
Lexington - Median Home Price $750,000 http://goo.gl/1k5eL
Needham - Median Home Price $685,000 http://goo.gl/ZHu5j
Belmont - Median Home Price $689,000 http://goo.gl/gPkiq
Brookline - Median Home Price $1,210,000 http://goo.gl/BT1DI
Winchester - Median Home $730,000 http://goo.gl/Pr4sf
Cambridge ( http://goo.gl/DiidI ) is also an amazing place to live, a lot of NYC'rs tend to appreciate its eclectic flare. Same goes for towns like Somerville ( http://goo.gl/NnjG6 ) and Jamaica Plain ( http://goo.gl/VRXUd )
*Median prices calculated using single family sales over the last year.
Hope that helps!
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I live in Brookline, work out of Newton office and cover all towns recommended so far . You may also want to explore a small, beautiful town of Winchester (not yet listed in other answers) which is close to Boston, yet can offer you a more sirene, nature filled life stile than Boston.
Not only am I a realtor in all 3 communities, but I also build in all three communities.
You will love the area and quality of life these communites have to offer. I welcome the opportunity to share with you my passion for them and show you what each area within those communities has to offer.
I hope you are well. You have my attention and would be happy to help with your search. In addition to Brookline and Newton, you should also look at Belmont, Needham, and further west Natick. Feel free to give a call at your convenience. 617 233 9651. Thanks
Here are the towns you may consider: Newton, Needham, Belmont, Winchester, Wellesley, Andover. These areas will provide you with enough inventory choose from and all are known for academic achievement. Feel free to use my MLS search: http://www.ReferMike.com
I'd be happy to help you "dig in" to these areas.