The rankings are out and Boston Globe’s top spots to live for stable prices in 2011 awards the town of Norwell as the winner with Brookline, MA being the runner up. Talk about two different towns, with two different personalities and two different price points! Once a boat building community, this town of 10,506 people is known for its excellent schools and 1-acre zoning. The median Single Family price is $531,000 while the median condo is fetching $267,000.
Brookline, MA, a town that is home to 58,732 people is an island surrounded by the town’s of Boston (Allston, Brighton, West Roxbury & the Fenway) is known for its high quality school system. Living in Brookline is almost like an extension of living in Boston with the easy commutes due to the Green line passing through as well as the close proximity to the Mass Pike and Route 9. Because of its convenient location and quality school systems it is almost as if Brookline is one of the towns that the real estate crash forgot. In the past decade, Brookline has seen single family home prices rise by 56 percent to a median price of $1,130,000 while condos have risen 46 percent to a median price of $478,750.
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Jeffrey Chubb, owner of RE/MAX Select is one of the areas top real estate agents. He proudly serves Boston and its surrounding areas selling on average a house a week. His expertise and market knowledge will help guide you through the real estate transaction making it seemless and enjoyable. Feel free to contact him at 617-480-2600 or by email at Jeff@MoveWithChubb.com or on the web at www.MoveWithChubb.com.