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J, Other/Just Looking in boston area

Outside of the Pigeon Hill/Forest St and Candlewood areas of Waltham, what are the most desirable areas to

Asked by J, boston area Tue Feb 26, 2008

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I looked at homes in Piety Corner and was surprised at how nice and hidden some of the streets were. Very nice, and convenient place to live.
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You may wish to consider the historic, affluent Piety Corner neighborhood, sometimes known as "The Lanes" because the narrow, winding streets are, in fact, lanes. Generally, this neighborhood includes Greenwood, Clark, Lura, and Worcester Lanes off of upper Bacon Street as well as several residential streets and cul-de-sacs off of Totten Pond Road, Lexington Street, lower Lincoln Street and Curve Street.

Piety Corner contains many of Waltham's most historic houses, some dating to the 1700s. Many lots are heavily wooded as the elevation rises toward Prospect Hill Park. Moreover, the neighborhood is very convenient to Route 128 via Totten Pond Road. Beyond its origins as one of Waltham's 'country manor' neighborhoods, there are a variety of housing styles, with Colonials, Victorians and newer, post-war suburban tract homes on lots of varying sizes. Prices vary, but are generally in the $500,000 to $800,000 range.

It is the neighborhood I grew up in, and even today--living in Washington, D.C. for 23 years after graduate school--I treasure the narrow, quiet streets, the nearby woodlands of Prospect Hill Park, and the stately, historic homes.
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Warrendale has become a very desirable neighborhood. Lately it seems to be the hot spot for young couples from Newton and Belmont that can not yet afford to buy single family homes in those towns.
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