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5 of the Best Places To Buy a House Near Boston

Lexington MABoston is a great city to settle down in - or outside of! Living in the Boston suburbs provides the best of both worlds. You can have access to the hustle and bustle of the city, including the booming job market, while still being able to come home to a yard and a driveway with plenty of parking. Picking which suburb to settle down in can be tough, so here are a few different options and what makes them special.

Lexington, MA

Lexington is a 30 minute drive from Boston. The town has a population of 33,792 residents and most own their homes. The town is unique because it hosts the historic Minuteman Statue, The Old Belfry, Buckman Tavern, Lexington Depot, and Hancock-Clarke House from the Revolutionary War. Today, Lexington is known for its highly rated school system, so check out properties for sale in Lexington if you’re a family looking to move! 

Acton, MA

If you drive 40 minutes northwest of Boston, you will find Acton, MA. The town has a population of 23,627 people. It was voted one of the top 20 small communities by Money Magazine. Acton is a historic community with a forward thinking attitude evidenced by gracious tree line streets, top scoring schools, and over 1,650 acres of conservation lands owned by the town. Go and check out the community, or view Action homes to get a feel for the area.

Arlington, MA

Only 20 minutes from Boston, Arlington is known for its vibrant community popular with professionals and young families, good schools, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town is home to 45,304 and residents boast of its clean sidewalks and safe community. The town is very family-oriented. See Arlington homes for sale here.

Boxborough, MA

Boxborough, MA is a quiet town of 5,561 a 45 minute drive west of Boston. If you don’t mind a commute into the city but you’re looking for a small, caring community with a good school system, Boxborough is for you. Browse Boxborough real estate and see what you find. 

Westford, MA

Located a 40 minute drive northwest of Boston is Westford. The town is home to 24,342 residents and they tend to enjoy the outdoor amenities nearby, like the Nashoba Valley Ski Area that offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. The town also has two beaches and walks through the conservation land area. Westford is perfect for outdoorsy families who want a reasonable drive to the city. Check out current Westford homes for sale.

Still Unsure?

Check out the Greater Boston town websites for more information about a variety of towns. If you have any questions about the areas, do not hesitate to reach out and contact Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.

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