Or try Sharon. They have a really quaint downtown:
It is all about your budget, There is nothing exactly like Salem on the South Shore. But there are a lot of lovely towns at good price points. You should figure out what you want in you next home and your budget seach the listings available online. Burt at the end of the day you won't know till you're here and can see the properties and towns in person.
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Is living in an ocean community that important? Even the roads in and out of the towns closest to Canton on the south shore can be a challenge.
It would not be easy. Canton is South of Boston. there are two ways go down RT 95 / 128 or through boston. during commuting hours it would be a nighmare for you. You might be able to do it for a while leave by 6:00 AM in the morning. But I would expect that you will end up living on the South shore closer to work. Good Luck,
Everyone's threshold for traffic and commute is different. Also, it could depend on when you have to make the commute. The two towns are on opposite sides of the city so you will always have to go through, or around, the city. With no traffic, the drive would take you about an hour. If you are commuting during traditional high-traffic commute times, I would say that you could conservatively at LEAST double that.
I'm a native to Salem and know all about traffic. There are several routes you could take 128 southbound or go through Boston via RT 1 South. Either way you are looking at a tough commute. Well over an hour, maybe two during rush hour.
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