Where to live in Massachusetts

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Brookline

3/5
Ranked 1st best city in Massachusetts

"Brookline is amazing!"

- PalomaMariz
I lived in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline for one year and I loved it! You have everything you could ask for, lots of restaurants, gym, all kinds of banks, cafes, 3 different grocery stores (Tr...
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Boston

3.5/5
Boston
Ranked 2nd best city in Massachusetts

"Great City"

- jswink
Great place to visit.
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Cambridge

3/5
Ranked 3rd best city in Massachusetts

"Home to Massachusetts Institute of Technology"

- BostonGirl
MIT, which stands for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a private research university located in Cambridge Massachusetts. MIT is a hub of academic and research activity not only for the state...
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Newton

3/5
Ranked 4th best city in Massachusetts

"Nothing but history in this neighborhood"

- BostonGirl
Like most of the neighborhoods located in Newton, Newton Lower Falls is a small village full of history. The first paper mill was built in Newton Lower Falls along Washington Street in 1790 and today...
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Ranked 5th best city in Massachusetts

"One of the hippest places to live!"

- HenryZ
Full of double and triple-decker houses, West Somerville is certainly suburban but with an urban feel to it. All along Broadway is noisy and busy and both Davis and Powder House Squares add some defin...
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Arlington

4/5

"Love it here!"

- eza91804
We have lived here for a year and a half and cannot complain at all. The neighbors are great and its' convenient to everything.
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Belmont

3.5/5

"Convenient to Cambridge and the Western 'Burbs"

- Fraise
Trowbridge St. is close to three different bus lines that will take you to Harvard Square. It's an easy walk to Belmont Center, which has many shops and restaurants and a bizarre little Macy's. We lov...
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Beverly

4/5

"A great town for everybody"

- purrlharbor
I spent 2 years here and hated to leave. The ocean just down the hill, the fishing boats in the harbor between Beverly and Salem. We have several live seafood options for home cooking, though the one...
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"north burlington..nobody even knows"

- thekid123
the street is away from the rest of the town but a very peaceful neighborhood near a lot of attractions
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Chelsea

4/5

"Quiet, friendly street in an established neighborhood"

- provence
Warren Ave is located in the Soldiers Home area of Chelsea; it is one of those hidden gems in the Chelsea area. This street is quiet (no barking dogs!) , and in an established, friendly neighborhood...
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"Rural atmosphere with metropolitan amenities!!"

- helwolk
Peaceful, friendly cul de sac with beautiful views and gorgeous sunsets. Little traffic, great schools, less than 10 minutes to new Natick Mall and almost any other shopping you can imagine. Close t...
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Dedham

3.5/5

"Great School district and neighborhood"

- ajshap1
A great place to raise a family. The people are nice and the schools are the best in the state! The town is local to tons of shops and restaurants.
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Everett

2.5/5

"It's a little bit ugly and very crowded, but it's cheap and..."

- pm77d
Everett is not yet up-and-coming, but it's an underrated place that is handy to many other areas. The housing stock is cheap by Boston-area standards, and the area, while a bit rough-and-tumble, is r...
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"Great place for roaches!"

- Jennifer1958
Building is crawling with roaches and bedbugs. A large number of residents are drunks, dope addicts, or thieves. Management refuses to do anything without court intervention. Best to avoid this place...
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Fitchburg

2.5/5

"This is a very busy street that handles alot more traffic th..."

- rewcath
Fitchburg State Road or Route 31 as it is also called, is the main road to get to New Hampshire from the Fitchburg area. It is just a one lane road with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour and people t...
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"Nice location, noisy"

- cft073
Positives: The southeastern end of Quaker Meetinghouse Road in Forestdale/Sandwich is a great location to live. The "Triangle" of QMR, Cotuit, and HWY 130 has all of the day-to-day shopping needs. Y...
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Gardner

3/5

"Quiet, over 55 neighborhood"

- ndespres
Sunrise Lane is situated in an over 55 community, consisting of aproximately 140 houses on several streets. It's very safe here and the speed limit of 20 mph is strictly enforced. It has a bus stop...
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"Riverdale neighborhood on the Mill River"

- owin
Busy street bordering the Mill River - public access to the water for kayaking, sailing, canoeing. Minutes to awesome beaches and parks. Gloucester center nearby for great food and shopping.
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Holyoke

4.5/5

"A small town"

- SandraMastrocola
Quiet town, people know almost everyone and they are helpful with the tourists.
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