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Williams, Home Buyer in Cambridge, MA

am looking to find some place that is good to commute to Boston, and yet closer to Dartmouth. Could you?

Asked by Williams, Cambridge, MA Mon Jun 9, 2008

suggest some place with good community, and schools etc.? I am also open for rental homes to begin with.

Thanks.

Sincerely
JW

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LAKEVILLE!!! Tons of lakes, and the T. Powerboats and jetskis on Long Pond. But, I'm biased I went to Apponequet High School. lol
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 15, 2009
HI,

Somerset, Swandes, Westport Dartmouth all have easy access to highways to Boston. What price rangae are you looking for. Also how much are you looking to spened for rent.? Look for to hearing from you.
You also can call me on my cell at 508-725-7294.
Paula
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 10, 2009
Hi JW,

It really depends on what kind of town you are looking for, as well as price range you would be buying in. Lakeville is nice and there is a train (about 1 hour and 5 mins. commuting time to Boston), Easton is a nice area and closer to Boston up on Rt. 24. Plymouth over on the South Shore is nice on the water and is on the train line. You could move up North on Rt. 3... my sister in law just bought a condo in Hull. We saw many houses and there are some GREAT deals in Hull... it appears to be a young and more active community.

Hingham and Cohasset are two other good choices which both have the commuting rail and the commuter boat (which in the summer would be a fine way to travel).

As for schools, that is really up to you... I like the website http://www.greatschools.com for comparing and contrasting different school systems in the area.

So really are you looking to stay in and active area like that of Cambridge or a more country setting like that of Lakeville? Also what price range would you be looking to stay in. Some towns are pricier than others, but in this market there are plenty of bargains to be found in all towns.

Good luck with your search...

Gayle Bartlett
Team South Coast
Keller Williams Realty
508-717-9004
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 27, 2009
You might want to consider the Norton/Mansfield area. Mansfield has a commuter rail, and the driving commute to Boston is approximately 45 minutes. They are both small towns with a great sense of community. Norton is also a college town, being the home of Wheaton College. Shopping in the area is plentiful, close to routes 95 and 495, yet still have a sense of "country living". As for the schools, I raised both my children through the Norton public school systems, and they are currently both enrolled in prestigious universities. This year's valedictorian will be attending Harvard, last year's is currently studying at MIT, and the year prior's is at Princeton.
Providence is only 30 minutes away and TF Green is so much easier than Logan. If you like the beach, the Bourne Bridge to Cape Cod is only a 35 minute ride.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 16, 2008
Hi JW

I used to commute up to Boston for a short time when I went to school at Northeastern. I would suggest that you look closer to Lakeville since they have a commuter rail that goes direct to south station and your wife can take the Red Line one stop from South Station to Downtown Crossing then hop on the Orange Line and get off right at Boston Medical Center. If she chooses to drive it is a short ride along Rt140 to Rt 24 and then up to 93. With no traffic it takes about 40-45 min from Lakeville to Boston Medical.

This also puts you about 10-13 min. from Dartmouth heading down Rt140. There are quite a few nice homes in and around Lakeville between $300k and $350k.

As for the school info., I really can not speak to the quality of a school system since it is subjective, but I can tell you Dartmouth is where my wife and I chose to live for various reasons including the schools. As for the other communities, schools and their quality change based on the funding of budgets and who is in-charge of those budgets. I would suggest checking our a few web sites:

http://www.doe.mass.edu/

http://www.greatschools.net/

http://www.schoolmatters.com/

http://www.psk12.com/

I hope this is helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008
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