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#1 of 9 Old 07-05-2010, 11:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My husband works in Bedford and we live in Braintree. His 2 hours a day (sometimes much more) a commute is killing us and we would love to move sometime before next summer.

We are totally overwhelmed by the possibilities. We would love to live in a town with a really good school system. We can afford around $400 and would like that to not be the top or bottom of the market in the town.

Ideally, we would like to be in a single-family house, but we would consider a condo if it were amazing in an amazing part of town.

We have been looking at, Acton, Littleton, Westford, Bedford and Arlington mostly. There are so many towns to choose from.

In a perfect world, we would live in a cute, smallish house with a cute-smallish private yard within walking distance to a great elementary school, a coffee shop, the library and a playground. We would have great neighbors with lots of kids around, some other stay-at-home moms and we would see babies in slings and at their mother's breasts.

Does this utopia exist?
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"We can afford around $400 and would like that to not be the top or bottom of the market in the town."

do you mean $400k?

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I've heard good things about family life in Arlington. Just noticed your point, we'll miss you when you find the right place.
Do you have recs for a good broker? They should be able to help a little with the financial low down.
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"We can afford around $400 and would like that to not be the top or bottom of the market in the town."

do you mean $400k?
yes :-)
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We live in Arlington and enjoy it quite a bit. It fits your ideal description.
Unfortunately we don't think we will be able to buy a house here because of the cost.
We live in Arlington Heights, which meets all of those needs. (although we homeschool, there is a school within walking distance).

I am also really attracted to the neighborhood near the Arlington Resevoir. I don't know what that area is called.

Children deserve the respect of puzzling it out.
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I'm in Belmont and I have:

a smallish house with a cute-smallish private yard within walking distance to a great elementary school, a coffee shop, the library and a playground and I see babies in slings and at their mother's breasts but my particular neighborhood doesn't have many families.

A friend recently moved to Maynard and likes it very much but I don't know much about the school system.

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We live in Arlington and enjoy it quite a bit. It fits your ideal description.
Unfortunately we don't think we will be able to buy a house here because of the cost.
We live in Arlington Heights, which meets all of those needs. (although we homeschool, there is a school within walking distance).

I am also really attracted to the neighborhood near the Arlington Resevoir. I don't know what that area is called.
We really like Arlington, but like you said, we don't know if we will be able to afford anything besides a small condo there. Arlington Heights is the neighborhood that I keep reading about. I definitely need to spend more time in Arlington.
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I'm in Belmont and I have:

a smallish house with a cute-smallish private yard within walking distance to a great elementary school, a coffee shop, the library and a playground and I see babies in slings and at their mother's breasts but my particular neighborhood doesn't have many families.

A friend recently moved to Maynard and likes it very much but I don't know much about the school system.
Ohhhhh.... that is great info. Would you mind telling me what school you live close by to?

Maynard looks pretty cool, but I don't think that it has fantastic schools.
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Ohhhhh.... that is great info. Would you mind telling me what school you live close by to?
My kids are not in school yet but they will be going to Wellington which is being rebuilt this year. It is supposed to reopen in September 2011. If you need more help, my DH owns a RE company in the area and he does lots of forclosures.

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