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Best Places to Live 2015: The Boom in Four Case Studies

How hot is it? An inside look at home sales in four hot markets.

Best Places to Live in Boston 2015: By the Numbers

Statistics about Boston's real estate market.

Best Places to Live 2015: Ultra-Luxe in the 'Burbs

Developers are luring amenity seeking buyers out to the suburbs with elaborate campuslike complexes.

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.