Moving to a new town with a family can be difficult, and there are many factors to take into consideration when finding the best fit for your needs and desires. Whether you are moving to find a larger house, a bigger back yard, better commute or different school district, there is a lot to sift through when making the move from out of state or from another part of Massachusetts.
If you’re planning to move to the Metrowest Massachusetts area, Becca Grady from Zillow.com (a leading real estate website) has its three best towns to live in Metrowest Massachusetts.
Along the Charles River and about 20 miles outside of Boston is the quiet town of Needham. With well-preserved historic buildings and homes, Needham is a town that values their rich history and New England charm. The town has several MBTA Commuter Rail stops, making it accessible for those traveling to Boston for work and play. Additionally, there are plenty of fun activities for families, including attending the community theater, dropping by the Needham Farmers Market, exploring Rebecca Perry Park and Cutler Park, or picnicking on the Charles River Peninsula.
If you are looking to relocate to Needham, the median home value is $796,400. It is a popular suburb for families in the MetroWest area because it has highly-rated schools, low crime and primarily single-family residences.
With small town charm and unspoiled character, Hopkinton is another desirable town in MetroWest Massachusetts. Hopkinton is just over 25 miles outside of Boston and acts as the crossroads to New England, nestled between Mass Pike and Route 495. Aside from its quaint and welcoming small-town appeal, the town enjoys an international spotlight each year as it hosts the starting point for the famous Boston Marathon.
Hopkinton is full of open spaces, recreational areas and parks and beautiful vistas, making it perfect for kids and families. Those looking to purchase a home in Hopkinton will find the median home value of $523,100.
Wellesley is best known as the home of three college campuses: Wellesley College, Babson College and Massachusetts Bay Community College. The town provides over 25 miles of hiking and walking trails, leaving residents with plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy fresh air. Whether you attend a summer concert at the beautiful Town Hall or plan for the myriad of events at Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend – the town’s annual celebration of veterans – there is never a shortage of things to do.
With brick buildings, lantern-lined streets and lush foliage every direction, it’s no wonder that Wellesley is a highly-desired town for home buying. Wellesley is made more appealing with unbeatable schools and ample amenities and restaurants in the town center. Wellesley median home value is around $1,159,900.
Whether it is one of the three favorite Zillow.com towns, or other top ranked Metrowest towns from Boston.com’s annual Best series, MetroWest Massachusetts has excellent suburban offerings for families – from great schools to safe neighborhoods to open recreational areas. Plus, the Metrowest Mamas community as a resource for activities and events in the area!
Many thanks to Becca Grady from Zillow.com for contributing to this post.
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