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Best Places to Live 2015: Condo-Crazed

Don’t believe we’re in a boom? Let real estate agent David Bates, who chronicles trends on his website, the Bates Real Estate Report, convince you.

Best Places to Live 2015: Don't Buy. Rent.

In a hot urban market, renting is becoming an increasingly attractive option for Bostonians.

Superlative Settings

The city’s top planners share their favorite wedding-worthy venues in the area.

Public vs. Private

Seven town vs. town comparisons to help you decide where to put down roots.

Bucolic Bliss

Fall is New England’s time to shine. Capitalize on the autumnal splendor at one of the region’s prettiest venues.

The Manners Maven

Modern wedding decorum can be mystifying. Snezana Pejic makes sense of assigned seating, social media, and B-list guests.

Best Places to Live: You Belong Here

Our annual rankings for buyers at every life stage.

Best Places to Live: Starting Out

Tired of brokering fridge space with a persnickety roommate? Time to get in the game.

Best Places to Live: Power Couple

For those who crave a swanky refuge close to the action.

Best Places to Live: Moving Up

Longing for a bigger lawn, spacious en suite, and two-car garage? If so, time to trade up.