Best Places to Live in Boston 2017

For millennials, empty-nesters, and everyone in between—relax, your dream home is closer than you think.
best places to live 2017

Photograph by Greg DuBois

The market in Boston keeps getting hotter, with prices continuing to rise and homes selling faster than ever. That’s why now’s the perfect time to get reacquainted with the ’burbs, where real estate is still relatively affordable and there’s plenty of room to grow. You just need to know where to look. With that in mind, we crunched the numbers and surveyed the landscape in more than 100 locales north, south, and west of the city to find the top towns for every life stage, whether you’re looking for great schools, top-notch amenities, or just the most bang for your real estate buck. Happy house-hunting.


WHERE TO BUY BEYOND BOSTON

North

West

South


HOW DOES YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMPARE?

Chart: Single-Family Home Prices

Chart: Condo Prices


PLUS

All Signs Point to a Seller’s Market

How to Get the Best Deal

Hot New Condo Developments

and finally…

TAKE THE QUIZ

Which Cape Town Is Right for You?




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