If you like please let me know what kind of home you are looking for and I will be more than happy to help at anytime.
I think for highly rated schools, commuting access & more I'd start with Acton.
Concord is also worth a look. Prices are usually high but it's not impossible to find something & it's a fantastic town (very charming town, walkable center, excellent library & tons of stuff to do for families)
If you'd prefer to be closer to the city & you're open to townhomes, there are some lovely places in Belmont, which is a wonderful very pedestrian friendly community.
Here's a link to some school rankings:
You can also find some good info as well as parent reviews at greatschools.org.
Welcome to the Boston area! You have plenty of options including Arlington, Winchester, Cambridge, Belmont, Bedford, Lexington, Burlington, Brookline, and even Weston. If you do a quick search online you'll quickly find that Lexington, Winchester, Bedford, and even communities a bit further away such as Lincoln, Sudbury, and Condord all offer amazing school systems according to the latest rankings.
I would love to learn more about what you're looking for; however, based on the knowledge that you have young children you may want to focus on communities that offer more outdoor space in your price range. This may cause you to lean towards Burlington, Belmont, and Lexington to begin. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Commute and schools being top priority, we would want to look at properties in various towns to compare options.
Let me know if you want me to recommend a few homes to start.
Here is everything currently on the market in #Arlington and a map to show proximity to Cambridge:
Other areas to consider but you will get less for your money (or only have the option of a condo):
Hope that helps get you started!
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