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.
Visit with any qualified loan officer first and see exactly what your budget can handle and check your credit score--if you don't sell first can you carry the expenses for both properties and if so for how long-- if you need the proceeds from the sale of your current home, for the next, you really need to list as soon as a decision to move, or not is made. Your loan officer will best advise you based on your personal finances.... more