Wakefield is very nice with tree lined streets and a lively down town.
Wilmington I feel is the more rural of the three however there is still plenty of shopping centers.
schools you will have to look up.
I am not sure anyone of us can give you an answer about which school is better. It really depends on your needs and wants in a school.
I am pretty sure you can find a house in the 3 towns. But if I was in your shoes I would have considered visiting the website greatschools.com, checked mass education website for mcas results and visited the schools.
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A great site for unbiased town info is
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We are currently in Woburn but not using the schools and are looking to move into a better school system, every site we check seems to put the Wilmington and Wakfield schools neck in neck but slightly below towns such as Andover, North Reading, Winchester and Lexington...
As you said Wilmington seems to have more new construction vs Wakefield and or Woburn, just wondering if one of these three towns was considered better/nicer than the other...
We were also looking at Medford but the school rating for that town seems much lower.
Great question and it truly depends. I am selling a home at 1 Marion St in Woburn and my clients are looking to buy in the $500K range in the towns you mentioned. It will depend whether you are already rooted in one of these towns and whether you want to change schools?
Of the three Wakefield is the most expensive and if you want new then Wilmington would be my first choice. in Woburn if your shooting for 10-15 years old the home in that price point is going to be in a suspect location such as a busy road or near power lines.
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