Learning about the area that you are looking at real estate in is extremely important. Over the course of the following article, I would like to introduce some of the towns so that you can get an idea of where you may want to move:
|Name of Town||Population in 2010||% of whites||% of Asians||Total Area (sq mi)||Median Residential Age in 2010||Median Household Income in 2011||Median house or condo value in 2011||Property Tax Rate in 2019||2018 High School Ranking in MA|
* Source: US Census 2010, Boston Magazine and Individual Town
* Notes: MA high school ranking was conducted by Boston Magazine
Lexington MA: Lexington is an excellent city to settle as a small family. Both the Lexington high school and elementary schools are well ranked among US schools. Lexington has a deep history and is rich with many historical buildings, parks and monuments that date back to colonial and revolutionary time periods. There are many great shopping centers as well as lots of green space including the Willard’s Woods conservation area. All amenities are extremely close and there are plenty of industries in the area including the 1366 technologies industry. Lexington has a great small city personality and is a fantastic place to settle down and raise a family.
Winchester MA: Winchester is a very pretty city that comes complete with several major bodies of water. Winchester has many beautiful lakes and conservation areas including Mystic Lakes, wedge ponds, the aberjona river and more. If you are looking for a city that has access to private schooling, Winchester is home to a Montessori school as well as a parochial school. The public school system is also regularly ranked in Boston magazine as one of the best public school communities in all of Massachusetts. There is an easy commuter bus and rail line that makes its way into Boston, making this a viable option if you work in the city. Winchester also boasts one of the lowest tax rates for the area, making it a great financial option as well.
Belmont MA: this is primarily a residential suburb of Boston but also features major commercial centers which house any amenities that you may need. The city is connected by rail as well as bus should you need to commute into the city for work. Belmont has a private school as well as Belmont high school which has been names in the top 100 non-private high schools within the United States and the second best high school in the state of Massachusetts. Because of these great schooling options, Belmont is an excellent place to raise a young family while enjoying reasonable access to amenities and commuting length to Boston.
Arlington MA: Arlington is known for its many historical sites and parks. The city has fantastic trails and some amazing attractions such as the water tower in Arlington Heights. Arlington also gives excellent access to work in the city as it is located just 6 miles from Boston. With a wide selection of public schools as well as access to two parochial schools, there is also plenty of room for new families with children. Arlington has hosted a variety of film shoots because of its natural beauty and by taking a short drive through the community you can see exactly why people would take this as a desirable location for a movie shoot.
If you would like more information on any one of these communities please feel free to compare the tax rate as well as the schooling using the chart in this article. I have attempted to streamline the data to allow you to compare each of the communities more easily. Should you have any more questions about real estate listings in these areas as well as features or attractions for these areas, do not hesitate to contact me further if you are interested in homes in any one of these areas.