How is Upper Falls neighborhood compared to other upper end neighborhoods?

Asked by TLD79, Lexington, MA Fri Jun 8, 2012

How is Upper Falls neighborhood compared to other higher end neighborhoods like Waban and CH? We are a young family, looking to buy a single house...and Upper Falls location wise is easy for us, but seems like there are a lot of apartments around that area? Any insight on UF would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Scott Beard, Agent, Newton, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
Hi, Here is a link to all of the single family homes in Upper Falls: http://www.rls2000.com/link/listing.asp?AgentID=204862&s…

Here is a link to all the single family homes in Waban: http://www.rls2000.com/link/listing.asp?AgentID=204862&s…

As you see there are more single family homes for sale in Waban and for more money than Upper Falls. Upper Falls is also a bit more commercial in my opinion compared to Waban. I live in Waban and would be happy to answer any questions you may have, feel free to call 617-651-0081. Good Luck!
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Michelle Lane, Agent, Newton, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
Upper Falls started way back in the 1600s as a Paper Mill village so it has humble roots. Many of the really old houses there are two-family units that were built for the mill workers. It has a few Victorians and many single family homes, But it is more of an eccletic mix than Waban or Chestnut hill. The villages that came about because of the Green Line - Chestnut Hill, Center, Highlands, Waban, were originally populated by the wealthy so there are far more Victorians and grand houses. BUT you are paying a lot more to be in these villages so it all depends on your budget. You can get a nice house in UF in the $400s or $500s. You won't get that in the Green Line villages.
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Ed Lyon, Agent, Newton, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
Yes, there are more apartments in Upper Falls, two families mostly, than in Chestnut Hill and Waban, where there are predominantly single family homes and a bit more space. But Upper Falls is one of Newton's older and more historic districts, having been developed around the mills that operated there. Houses were build for mill workers, so they are smaller, antique in nature. Upper Falls has a great neighborhood feel with a tight association and community spirit. Great access to highways and walking distance to various spots, so its a great place to raise a family, and an affordable way to buy into Newton.
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Zelda Kohn, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
For a young family with children this a good, family friendly neighborhood with easy access to to major roads, shopping, walking and even light hiking areas. It is more modest part of Newton than Waban and CH can be. The modesty of Upper Falls neighborhood makes some people more comfortable in there than in some other parts where newcomers may feel a bit more isolated. If you have more specific questions about Newton neighborhoods, feel free to call me 617-869-5987.
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Louis Wolfs…, Agent, Needham, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
The values in CH and Waban are much higher than Upper Falls. Homes are typically more traditional in Style in both CH and Waban and on larger lots.. Newton in general is a stable community as it has excellent schools and transportation.
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Mike Hughes…, Agent, Waltham, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
There is less turnover and it is generally more affordable.
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