Have heard good things about Milton - schools and families...what other similar towns can you recommend?

Asked by Relo, Denver, CO Sat Feb 28, 2009

We are potentially relocating to Boston area, doing research and found Milton. Two kids, elementry and middle aged, and schools are very important. In addition, family-oriented where kids can find other kids to play with as moving after another move couple years ago. Thoughts on towns and areas to consider? Home price target is $750K - $1M ideally.

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MaryBeth Mil…, Agent, Pembroke, MA
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Hi Here is the latest version of the best places to live in the Milton Boston Area - 2009 version, enjoy.


If there is anything i can do for you please contact me at the information below:
Marybeth Mills Muldowney, President
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC
Norwell: 781-659-0059
Plymouth: 508-746-5559
Cellular: 781-910-7294
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Matt Heisler, Agent, Westborough, MA
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Hello Relo:

I know the folks on the boards would really like some more information. Well, at least I would. Boston is a little unlike areas like Denver (if I may say so) that had more central planning done, primarily because they were developed later. That's a fancy way of saying that a lot depends on where your job is really. If you're in Cambridge, you'll probably want to be in the route 2 corridor. Getting to Cambridge from the South Shore or Metrowest adds a lot of minutes, probably unnecessarily. Similarly, if you're in Quincy, forget route 2. Many jobs are along I/95 and 128, and depending on where it might be, your target area(s) will also change. Even Boston Proper has areas that are more difficult to get to from certain directions as opposed to others. It's great that you provided budget, but often with Relos I find that the budget vis-a-vis their expectations is the real issue. If you're looking for a young (less than 10 year old) colonial with 3600 sq feet, there was only one of those in Milton that sold in the last six months, so it could be harder to find then you realize. Obviously, if you're willing to look at older stock, or smaller homes, than you'll find many communities that will fit your needs. But I'd start with commute and narrow it down from there. There's a lot more to know than just price!
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John Lynch a…, Agent, Newton, MA
Fri Mar 13, 2009
Milton is a good option. It has a suburban feeling and is extreamly close to Boston. There are many great towns to consider in the Boston area. One of my first thoughts to address would be your commute. The following website can help you learn a bit more about hte public transportation system. http://www.hopstop.com/?city=boston and/or http://www.mbta.com/

A similar town, but much larger, is Newton MA. This actually qualifies as a city and has good reviews with regard to schools and has a bit of that suburb feel, urban amenities, and you budget will work well. Newton has been ranked in the past as one of the safest cities in America. Newton has all types of public transportation, T, commuter rail, and express bus.

More similar to Milton might be the very suburban Needham, Westwood, and Wellesley. The town of Belmont is often overlooked. The pricer Brookline also might serve as a great choice. Brookline is closer to Boston, has the T, and part of the town is suburban and the other section is dense urban.

A good school resource we use is http://www.greatschools.net It provides a map with school ratings in a given area.

The school map and town data is availability on our website: http://www.johnlynchhomes.com/resources/communities.htm

Good luck.
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MaryBeth Mil…, Agent, Pembroke, MA
Sun Mar 1, 2009
Relocating to the Boston Area offers so many choices of towns and cities deemed to have good school systems and a great quality of life. Yes Money Magazine did vote Milton as one of the top ten places in the United States to live in 2007. See the full article at: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive2007/index.html I was born in Milton and have been a lifelong resident of the South Shore so I feel my response maybe a bit biased. Milton is a beautiful town offering much diversity and a true sense of community, the Governor of Massachusetts resides in Milton! Close to Boston, access to public transportation and yet not all that far from our Beaches of Plymouth and Cape Cod or the Northshore Activities too! Please contact me when you visit and I would be most happy to address the particle concerns of your family with a tour of our area, then you can decide which area meets your needs!
Marybeth Mills Muldowney, President, TradeWinds Realty Group
check out our offerings at http://WeGoOverboardForYou.com
My cellular is 781-910-7294 and offices are 781-659-0059 (Norwell) 508-746-5559 (Plymouth)
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SanfordMullen…, , Boston, MA
Tue Mar 3, 2009
Milton is great ... Nice suburb with good proximity to the city, etc.

Other great areas to consider buying/investing in:

Belmont - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=22208
Lexington - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=19842
Newton - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=18700
Wellesley - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=19583
Natick - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=19643
Waltham - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=25477
Needham - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=25476
Arlington - http://www.sanfordmullen.com/search?LinkID=19846

Those links will give you access to every property on the market in each neighborhood, street maps and aerial maps, school info, neighborhood info and pictures.
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Wen Farina, Agent, Reading, MA
Sat Feb 28, 2009
Hello Relo,
Realtors can't really answer your question about families as they have to adhere to fair housing laws which prohibit us from talking about people or social circumstance in any area. We can only talk about property. However, there are many resources for you to learn about demographics. You can go to my website: http://www.HOMESALESINMASS.com and click on community profiles to learn the demographics on any town. You can also register to get full listing reports with pictures on homes for sale. This is a Free service I offer and there is no obligation whatsoever; if you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them.

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