Best Places to Live 2013: The Boom Is Back!

Boston’s real estate market is sizzling again—and with inventory scarce and interest rates at historic lows, it’s a safe bet that things are only going to get hotter. But even in a seller’s game, savvy buyers can score. Here, our market cheat sheet and picks for where to buy, whether you’re starting out, moving up, or going huge.


Best Places to Live 2013: By the Numbers

Check out interesting Boston real estate statistics like walkability scores, graduation rates, average income, and other neighborhood facts and figures.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Starting Out

Congratulations! You’re ready to join the hunt. Sky-high prices may shut you out of the posh suburbs and gold-standard neighborhoods, but here are some great sleeper locations for first-time home buyers.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Moving Up

The second kid is on the way and your closets already look like an episode of ‘Hoarders.’ (Is it possible your place is actually shrinking?) You need more space, for sure, but schools are a top priority. And you wouldn’t mind shortening your commute….

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Best Places to Live 2013: Going Huge

You’re the broker’s white whale—the all-cash buyer intent on a prestige address. Lucky you! But with great resources comes great responsibility…like figuring which swanky town to call home.


Cannabis Commerce: Massachusetts' Medical Marijuana Market

Bruce Bedrick, CEO of Medbox and Kind Clinics During those few hours on November 29 when the power went out and Cambridge went dark, 200 […]


Stolen Bike? A Harvard Student Might Have An Answer

When your bike gets stolen — and since bicycle theft is basically risk free, chances are it will get stolen — you’ll take a quick trip […]

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Styrofoam Banned in Boston?

Is the city about to make the polystyrene foam containers illegal?


Cyclist Dies in Allston Intersection Everyone Knows is Dangerous

There was another fatal bike accident in Allston last night. Every time a cyclist dies, the response is reactionary as it is predictable: There’s the […]

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New England’s Snow Business

New Hampshire ski areas are gearing up for a big year—whether it snows or not.


Why I'm Voting in Favor of Question 3

Photo by cwmeek via Flickr In Question 3, voters have a unique chance to directly enable the sick and suffering in Massachusetts to get a […]


Get This: Cycling is Safer in Bike Lanes

The much maligned Mass. Ave. bike lane, preventing injuries. (Photo by Casey Lyons) Today in unsurprising news, we have a report out of the American […]


City of Boston to Cyclists: Your Head Injury Is Your Fault

Cyclists of Boston, I have some bad news for you. If you forget to wear your helmet when you are riding a bicycle, this is […]

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Living Legacy: Brigham Conducts Posthumous Reproduction Survey

It’s now possible to create a child from the eggs or sperm of a deceased partner, but should we?


Is This the End of the Automobile Era in Massachusetts?

Highway photo via Shutterstock The Age of the Automobile in Massachusetts was dealt a very serious blow earlier this week. Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, who […]