We are looking for the best place to live on the south shore that has the best schools and a short commute to Boston, any recommendations ?

Asked by Jennifer, Halifax, MA Mon Feb 4, 2013

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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Here are some recommendations.

Hingham:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=HINGHAM&mi…

Scituate:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=SCITUATE&m…

Duxbury:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=DUXBURY&mi…

Hope that helps to get you started!

Territory.com
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
617 848 5407 x701
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Mario Pavli, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Under the fair housing laws we cannot give our thoughts/opinion. I would do a bit more research online regarding schools.

Best Of Luck
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bill meissner, Agent, needham, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Jennifer, My best recommendation to you is to work with a buyer's agent (no cost to you) who can do the leg work for you. That broker (I can help you, if you like) will need more information from you in terms of budget and other "must have's" in a home and town. Bill Meissner - http://www.BillMhomes.com
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Kathy Schell…, Agent, Plymouth, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Hi Jennifer,
As "best" schools is highly subjective, we Realtor's can't give you our opinion on this (fair housing laws) but can direct you toward resources such as http://www.greatschools.org/. This may be of help.

You may want to look at googlemaps and work your way south from boston, checking out the town websites as you go. Certain towns will carry a steeper price tag, of course, particularly closer to Boston. Then cross-reference towns that appeal to you with a Trulia or Realtor.com search to see what is on the market in the towns you like. There is always a trade off and it is important to know what you are willing to compromise on and what are your absolute needs.

What would you consider a short commute? Would you tack on another 10 to 15 minutes to be in a certain price range or would you sacrifice on size/style of home to be in the town you want? To be in a school system that appeals to you? Or to be by the ocean?

It can be helpful to work with a buyer's agent who has knowledge of the area and can help you sift through the town attributes and determine the best place to begin your search. Their job is to save you time by giving you direction on this. Once your criteria are clear to all, they can help expedite the process of finding you the home that meets that criteria.
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Leah Mushi, Agent, BOSTON, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Good morning Jennifer,

We have great rentals in Quincy. You can look on our website for great options at http://www.bostonsluxuryproperties.com. Let me know what you like and we can set up a showing.
Please feel free to send me an email at leah@blpre.com

Thanks,

Leah Mushi.
617-791-1464

Web Reference: http://www.bostonsluxuryproperties.com
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Richard Shap…, , Framingham, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Much will depend on your budget and how you wish to commute ( car train or boat)
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Yvonne Thomp…, Agent, Plainville, MA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
I cannot suggest a school system to you but I can tell you to check the websites
for the areas you have in mind. I could forward them to you if you are interested.

You can contact me at 508-735-1477
Yvonne
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