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Artibug, Home Buyer in 01742

We are looking to relocate to Concord in the near future. We are interested in house locations that's more

Asked by Artibug, 01742 Sat Jul 4, 2009

walkable...to town, the T, shops, etc. W. Concord vs Concord center area? Advice... Thanks.

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Dear Artibug,

What a great question! I personally prefer Concord. However both area's have their own appeal. Best recomendation is to pick a few homes in each area to view and take a walk to the town center. Visit a restuarant, see the shops and walk to the T.

If you would like to schedule showings in each town - please feel free to call 978-460-2611 or visit

Warm Regards,

Linda Bee
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 14, 2010
We are aware of many properties for sale in Concord Center.

Just call us 978-580-9140 or email us at steve@stevezippin.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Most of my Concord buyers are from out of town and therefore a customized tour of beautiful, historic Concord is vital! I recommend at least two hours of their time in order to carefully view the neighborhoods, while going back and forth to Concord Center and West Concord Village. The tour provides an understanding of the proximity of the neighborhoods to the two town Centers.
Ultimately a tour without viewing homes is beneficial, and if a buyer is interested in a neighborhood we'll stop and walk around. Buyers LOVE this!

My Buyers enjoy viewing the local shops, schools, cultural buildings, libraries and restaurants as well as many of the neighborhoods, and by the end of the tour they have an excellent perspective of the town of Concord.

After the tour I hand my buyers a comprehensive booklet about the Town of Concord and recommend that they spend some time walking the neighborhoods and Centers with a customized map that I provide for them.

We have a good time getting to know each other and the town of Concord, as well as plan a date to meet again to view homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 6, 2013
Hi! Concord is a great place to live and work, as far as walking choices go our team uses a great website, you can plug in any address and the site will give you it's score for walkability.

This is the website:

When our team address this link will bring you there http://www.walkscore.com/score/15-Walden-street-concord-ma

Best of luck, feel free to contact us anytime
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 19, 2010
Both W. Concord and Concord proper are great places to live. I’ve lived in Concord 19 years and have children in three levels of public schools. Both centers have a commuter rail and great shopping and dining areas.

Each center has center has a different flavor. One is more historic and has more artsy shops and the other has many shops which you will find yourself shopping in often. People prefer one area over the other based on personal preference.

You can’t go wrong in either area. How much you can afford might dictate where you live. Each part of town has equally expensive homes. More than likely you will need to compromise between a home locations, square footage, acres, style, amenities, condition, and location to commuter rail or route 2 and 128 access.

Just prior to my arrival in town a slow and steady transformation started in W. Concord center and continues today. I happen to live within walking distance to W. Concord center. Some time ago, I considered selling my home. Though, I couldn’t find a location I felt was superior to where I was currently living. So, I decided to do a major addition. I’ve never regretted my decision.

All three elementary schools are new. Willard was most recently completed just over a year ago. There are 2 middle schools and 1 regional high school. Talks are underway to build a new high school. There are several great infant and preschool options in town.

I would love to help you! I can show you the ins and outs of the town. I’m can offer you much knowledge on Concord and surrounding towns. I am very knowledgeable to all things related to children from infants through high school. Also, I understand commuting issues. In my prior financial career, I worked in Boston, Charlestown, Waltham, Burlington, and Westborough.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 14, 2010

I have lived and worked in the Concord area for a long time. Both W. Concord and Concord have access to the train. W. Concord is a bit more affordable, but Concord Center offers the Cache of being a part of history. Budget and desires will dictate where you are going to be. If you have further questions please feel free to contact me. Best
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 8, 2010
Hello Artibug,
I'm with Hottel Real Estate and we specialize in matching towns to our clients needs. With many years in the urban planning field we help identify the perfect location in the right price range. Concord is a wonderful walk-around town, as are several others. If you would like more information we have several websites we suggest as they are maintained by governmental/research entities, not trying to sell you anything. We can be reached at http://www.HottelRealEstate.com. Please note: we give our buyers a 25% rebate when they purchase a home or condo.
Julie Marion
(978) 877-2873
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 8, 2010
i saw a house at 37 emerson rd concord. it is on the concord- west concord boarder near rt 2 and emerson hospital. Concord centre is where the fancy shops, gallery's and clothing stores are. West concord is where the dry cleaner, tailor,fish market and other places you would normally go to in running a home
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 7, 2010
Hello Buyer:

So you can properly prepare for your next trip to Concord I would recommend going to http://www.mbta.com and use our state transit website as a tool to track the distance from a home of interest to the t. It gives walk scores and is a great tool. If you need any other assistance, don't hesitate to contact me. Best
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 28, 2010
Hello Artibug

On your next trip to Concord please stop by our office - address is 113 Thoreau St - near train and town center. With our years of experience we will guide you through the home buying process. Also a resident of Concord.
Cindy Conroy 508-596-3345 Mobile
Web Reference: http://www.hammondre.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 26, 2010
If your not familar with the Concord area and need to find the best realtor in the neighborhoods that appeal to you, then OptHome can assist you. We assess the local realtors and based on your criteria, help find you the Best Realtors/Agent that fits yuour needs.

Feel free to browse the website for more information and to see how this free service works.
Opthome.com or call 1-888-765-MYHOME (1-888-765-6946)
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 28, 2009
My office is right in the center of Concord and has been an established company with a good reputation for many years. With some more information about your needs and wants will enable me to find you the home that will be just right. Give me a call at 978-758-8731 and let's talk. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you to help you find a new home. Check out my web site. It's a good place to start! Thanks for contacting me.
Web Reference: http://www.letsgohome.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 16, 2009
I live in West Concord in walking distance of the West Concord town center. We looked in both areas and chose West Concord for a few reasons. First, both are really nice. Concord Center puts the Q in Quaint. Most of the shops are the same kinds of expensive tchotchke shops you'd find in Newport Beach. Nice, but characterless. There are a few exceptions to this. There are a number of historical buildings in Concord Center. West Concord has a higher percentage of stores you'd shop in if you weren't a tourist (although my wife shops in some of the expensive stores in Concord Center as well). There is an organic food store, a five-and-dime that is a throwback to the 50's, a pizza place, a couple of bakeries that sell cappuccinos, a convenience store and a modest supermarket among other things. There's just enough here for kids to feel independent when they walk there until they are about 16. And then they can take the train into Cambridge and walk around Porter/Harvard Squares for fun.

In addition, we preferred West Concord because Concord is pretty rarified. There are lots of pretty affluent or just plain rich families whose kids think going to the Caymans for the holidays is a birthright. While we've taken our kids all over the world, we thought it was good for them to have as classmates in elementary school kids whose parents worked at the public radio stations, as software engineers, as writers, and not just as biotech CEOs and high-powered lawyers. [Concord Center has them to, but the balance is a little different.]
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 15, 2009
I absolutely love the Concord area. The historic aspect of Concord center draws many different visitors while supporting the needs of the residents. West Concord is more an artist feel with Noa Gifts, and Forever Tile as two examples. Each of these neighborhood areas share the same schools and there are nice hiking trails and open spaces to get out and enjoy nature. Another nice feature of the area is that it is so close to Boston - only 30 min. If you want a walking town this is a very nice town. Of course there are others in the Bosotn area as well, for example Newburyport on the North Shore has some of the walking features discussed above. If you would like more information contact me at JulieMarion@hottelrealestate.com!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 28, 2009
Concord Center and West Concord are both very nice areas closing to shopping, schools, commuter rail and more. The price range you are looking in could determine which area you might buy in. Also, are you more attracted to a single family, a town house condo? Large house? Small? I'd be happy to talk with you and answer more specific questions anytime. Check out my web site at http://www.letsgohome.com and click on "homes for sale" to search for properties in all areas and price ranges. Also, click on "About Us" and read about me and my team.

Good luck in your move and I'm never too busy to help you find a new home.

Thanks for inquiring.

Lorna Rush
Barretty & Company Real Estate
33 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742
Cell: 978-429-3072
Web Reference: http://www.LetsGoHome.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 15, 2009
No question concord center if your criteria is walk-ability (access to local amenities).

Here is a link to search everything on the market in concord via map:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 6, 2009
Both locations are convenient to shops, and each has a train station. West Concord is generally less expensive and more priactical. Concord center is beautiful, historic, touristy, and has more shopping, and is where town parades, etc. are held. It would also depend on what type of home you are looking for: condo, single family, size. If you have any specific questions, I'll try to answer them. I love Concord- yesterday we walked part of the Battle Road, and today we're having brunch at the Colonal Inn in Concord Center.

Web Reference: http://homes.debn.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 5, 2009
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