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!