Best Places 2014

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Best Places to Live 2014: You Belong Here

We’ve crunched the numbers, consulted the experts, and scoured more than 150 neighborhoods and towns to find the best places for buyers at every life stage.

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Best Places to Live 2014: Starting Out

— Winner — MEDFORD Median home price: $395,000 One-year change: +11% If you didn’t have the foresight or the cash to buy in ultra-hot Arlington 10 years […]

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Best Places to Live 2014: Power Couple

— Winner — LINCOLN Median home price: $1,037,000 One-year change: +22% Lincoln is the affluent aesthete’s dream. In this hideaway known for its modern architecture, residents enjoy both […]

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Best Places to Live 2014: Moving Up

— Winner — NATICK Median home price: $440,000 One-year change: +5% Natick remains one of the few affordable towns within the swanky Wayland-Wellesley-Weston cluster. Beyond the massive mall, attractions […]

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Best Places to Live 2014: Growing Family

— Winner — WINCHESTER Median home price: $825,000 One-year change: +18% Think of Winchester as your dignified old-money auntie: You won’t find its name in the papers, and it’s not […]

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Empty Nester

— Winner — NEWBURYPORT Median home price: $496,000 One-year change: +32% Newburyport has it all: a navigable downtown filled with independent boutiques, stunning beaches on Plum Island, cross-country skiing and […]

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How to Win a Bidding War

First-Time Buyer Do: Play up your flexibility. You’re not tethered to a mortgage, so emphasize that in your offer letter. “Sellers will like the fact […]

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Embracing Your Plan B

Goal: Urban Family Life, Culture, and a Whole Foods You want: Arlington You need: Melrose Seems everyone with a City Mini wants to live in […]