Boston is an amazing city. Culture, history, food, economic opportunities and a host of other attractive features make this an appealing place to live in 2016. If you’re looking for proximity to the action without the stress of city life, though, the suburbs may be a better choice. This January, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Boston suburbs to help you find the perfect place to call home.
If you work in the city but hate long commutes, Stoneham is a great choice. With a commute time of just 24 minutes, living here will help you pack more quality time into your day. Good restaurants, recreational opportunities and a wide range of housing options also contribute to the quality of life residents experience here.
Architecture buffs will love the scenery in Newton. Great care is taken to ensure that the colonial-style homes here look as lovely in 2016 as they did when first built. You’ll also enjoy great golfing, fabulous restaurants and plenty of kid-friendly attractions.
Waltham achieves a trifecta with its colonial charm, easy commute, and trendy shopping and dining district. As home to Brandeis University, Regis College, Bentley University and The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, the community has a young, vibrant feel.
Safe surroundings are just the tip of the iceberg in Lexington. You’ll appreciate the peace of mind that comes with quiet suburban life in 2016, but the beauty of the community won us over. Of course, there’s history galore as well, from the Hancock-Clarke House to the Lexington Battle Green.
Great local stores, top ratings by GreatSchools.org and an MBTA train line running through town are just a few of the reasons to move to Winchester this January. You’ll also have no trouble finding a house to love; Winchester boasts fantastic architecture representing a wide range of styles.
Beautiful buildings, low crime rates and easy access to the city are a few of the features we considered when compiling our January list of the best Boston suburbs. Whether you’re moving out of the city in 2016 or planning to relocate from another part of the country, you can’t go wrong with these options.