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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Lee Johansen answered:

My advice is the immediate suburbs of Manchester. This is an ideal location because it's approximately one hour to the beach, the lakes, skiing, and Boston. I live in Bedford where there is a new High School. I chose Bedford mainly because of it's location combined with the small town rural setting, yet I'm just a couple of minutes to i93 and the Everette Turnpike which becomes Route 3 in Nashua.

Here is a link to a search tool where you can create your own search and set up a daily e-mail alert:

Please let me know if I can help further in any way...

Regards, Lee

Lee P. Johansen
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
168 South River Rd. Suite 1A, Bedford, NH 03110
Cell: 603-315-0739
Fax: 603-628-2246
Office: 603-232-8282
Licensed in New Hampshire

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Thu Sep 29, 2011
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
Hi Chicago. There are several areas that come to mind. Give me a call this week to discuss further. Thanks Kenzo 617 233 9651.
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Alan May answered:
Sure, why not ?
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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Sharon Seabury answered:

I would say depending on your budget to go with a Multifamily in the Suburbs. It may be a little more work but will get you a better ROI if you select the correct property. North Shore towns that are desirable to rent for families are Lynnfield, Andover, North Andover, WInchester, Wakefield and Reading. All these towns have good school systems some better than others of course.

Let me know if I can be of any help. I could certainly give you some multifamily home selections that are on the market today.

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Mon Feb 13, 2012
James Pruett answered:
If you can get qualified for a mortgage it is a great time to buy!
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Miroslava answered:
Real estate is all about location. Where would the single family house exactly be? The condos in downtown Boston have held its value unlike some Boston suburbs were the prices significantly dropped. if you give me the town name I would be happy to email you market reports for both areas.

Miro Fitkova
Fitkova Realty Group
p 617-232-3220
cell. 617-921-9952
fax. 617-608-1632
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
If you are not selling your home - check to see how renting it out may affect your ability to get financing. The way they calculate rent - and qualify you has become more stringent over the last year.

If you can afford to do so - and your home in Boston is in a good neighborhood - why not keep it? Generally - it is better to sell when the market is strong. A few years down the road may be a better time.

I lived in Annapolis for years and know it well. You will LOVE the area and surrounds. If you need assistance - feel free to contact me,

Good Luck!

Gerard Dunn
Licensed in MD, Virginia and D.C.
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Judy Boyle answered:
Hi Osbornes02!

You will receive many responses here as there are SO MANY exceptional communities surrounding Boston that meet your criteria!

The top few that come to mind are: Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, Arlington, Brookline and Belmont. These communities will afford you the quickest and easiest commutes to Boston AND will most likely give you great options for your new home.

You also might consider looking a little further out into towns like Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord or Carlisle.

Here are a couple of websites that will get you started:

Good luck to you and your family!!!!!

Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
J. David Lampe answered:
If you want to stay in the city of Denver near downtown I'd recommend Washington Park, Cherry Creek, North Country Club, and Congress Park. Of course, if you want to live in the suburbs or farther from downtown, there are lots of great neighborhoods with lots of children. You can find neighborhood information including links to information on schools on my web site Let me know if I can be of further assistance. ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Tommy Xintaris answered:
Haha. Nice. I'm always back and forth to Boston. I used to love there and my fiancé is finishing up here final year of law school at Suffolk.

It's honestly night and day the 2 cities. I live here in Houston but would choose Boston any day of the week over TX.

Expect long commutes, less diversity and culture, humidity, less outdoor activities, and lower home prices (with higher tax rates). That basically sums it up.

I'm not trying to scare you, but it's very different.
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Sun Sep 18, 2016
Heidi Zizza answered:
The boroughs are a great choice! Even though you are sending your kids to private school when you sell the home (someday) that will matter to a buyer. Algonquin High is rated in the top 10! Also Northborough Southborough Westboro are all close to Rte 9 and the pike for easy travel to Boston or Worcester. Westborough has a beautiful lake and Southborough is close to Callahan State Park in Framingham. This is an Honest Answer. :)
If you have any questions and want to pick my brain please call. I have been a MetroWest Realtor for 18 years.
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Cameron Piper answered:

A local real estate agent will be invaluable in your search. Rather than getting such specific advice on Trulia it may be worth your while to contact a local agent to assist you in your search.

Cameron Piper
#1 Trulia Agent in MN
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Rebecca White answered:
Hello Equilib,

I think that you have answered your own question. Here is my subjective view.

I have lived in San Francisco for nearly 10 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. If you truly appreciate nice restaurants, this is the place to live.

The main trade-offs for living outside of San Francisco are more space for your money and better schools (if you have children). If space is not an important issue, you can buy a nice condo or TIC (tenancy-in-common) in SF for the same price as a cute bungalow in Berkeley (or North Oakland).

If I were your girlfriend and had to commute—WITH traffic—from Berkeley to Palo Alto, that would grow old and I would grow resentful. “Sharing” the commute is part of the compromising that relationships are all about.

However, I would consider taking BART from SF to Cal and I might also consider somewhere closer to Palo Alto such as San Mateo, South San Francisco or Foster City.

The good thing is that despite there being a lot of traffic a lot of the time, you would both basically be doing reverse commutes FROM San Francisco as opposed to a lengthy commute with traffic if you lived at either’s place of employment.

Some things to think about. Oh—and the weather. Some people complain about the fog, but most of us think that we have the perfect climate here in the City.

Good Luck with your dilemma!
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Lucas answered:
First, congratulations to the Mayor for using this forum to gather information. It's really great, and it shows commitment to hearing the voice of the people, and also to use the latest and greatest in terms of technology.

to answer the question, I would like to have access to the following information by neighborhood:
- crime
- public transportation
- parks
- schools (if possible, with access to a grade/quality classification of all city schools by neighborhood)
- population density (how many people per sq. mile)
- free parking? zone parking? paid-only parking?
- restaurant
- distance to supermarket/market
- weekly farmers market?
- distance from highways
- noise levels (very important in a city crossed by highways in many areas)
- traffic volume
- museums
- cinemas
- open studios (and other informal but regular art happenings)

I could go on, but will stop here.
congrats again on this initiative, it's genious!
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Peter Mlaguzi answered:

How are you? Depending on how far you would like to be from the city, there are alot of communities that do cater to your desired characteristics. Please feel free to visit the link below where you can further investigate on the towns, vascinity to boston, schools, crime rates, etc? Should you be interested in or have any more questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me directly.

Best regards,

Experience excellence

p.s. Of all of your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, who do you think will be the next one to move, buying or selling?

Peter J. Mlaguzi III
President of Real Estate Sales and Development
O: 617-395-1496 x703
C: 617-233-1476
F: 617-395-6867
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Sun Jul 26, 2009
Beth Lancaster answered:
I live in Florida now, but was born and raised in Andover. They offer excellent school systems and a beautiful town. 30 - 35 minutes to downtown boston. Great access from "93" and the commuter train into the city has a couple of stops in town.
Good Luck!
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Shelley Englert answered:
Hello Texasrelo,

Welcome to Saratoga County. Saratoga is a beautiful place to live. I will be happy to send you information on the different neighboorhoods in Saratoga. Are you interested in living in an area with Homeowners Association Fees, or would you rather avoid HOA? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you prefer.

If you can email or call me I would be happy to provide you with the information you request. I would be happy to assist you and make this transition as smooth as possible for your family.

Thank you,
Shelley Englert, Realtor
518 812-5510
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Zelda Kohn answered:
Dear Crystal,

there a few communities with great schools and T/commuter train access to downtown for you and your husband to choose from: Newton, Brookline, Needham, Wellesley. You can Google any of those on the internet to get specific information about each community.

To move in mid-August, you'll need to make an offer on the house sometime in the 1st 2 weeks of June if you' need a mortgage financing. Nowadays, lenders need up to 45 days to process the mortgage and you need to allow yourself about a week for an inspection. Those who are able to buy with no mortgage contingency can close in about 2 weeks. You'll also need to give yourself enough time to drive around, schedule appointments to see the properties...

The inventory in family oriented communities, typically, increases between early Spring to early Summer as people with kids try to synchronize their move with the end of school year. I usually start working with those who move into the area via my website where they can ask me questions and sign up to receive property listings that match their criteria. Have fun house hunting!
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Karen Hurst answered:
Do you mean you are looking for city life? Or condos?
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