Shhhh! The Best Home Value in Greater Boston

Are you one of the thousands of families in the Greater Boston area considering a move to the suburbs?  Or are you currently in the suburbs but looking to upgrade to a larger or more luxurious home?

Many families first look for their perfect home in the western suburbs in towns like Weston, Wellesley, Lexington, Concord, Newton and Winchester.  These communities are located within easy access to Boston and Cambridge as well as jobs along Route 128; they offer a variety of attractive historical, recreational and service features; and they have earned the reputation of having some of the best public school systems in the Commonwealth.

But, these towns can be very expensive.  Where can you buy a home that provides you with the above features for significantly less?  How about the Town of Bedford, the area’s best kept secret?  Geographically, Bedford is the middle town between Lexington and Concord and enjoys the same job access as those towns.  It also contains many historical homes and a rich historical heritage.  Bedford has many convenient shops and services and is expanding its recreational facilities.  Perhaps most importantly, Bedford also sits at the table of prestigious school systems as it is one of the top 10 public high schools in Massachusetts based on the annual 2012 Boston Magazine ranking of Boston’s Best Schools.

For those of you considering buying a home, you should definitely consider Bedford home offerings if you are looking to maximize your VALUE and your children’s education.  You may find that including Bedford in your search could allow you to save more than enough for a four year private college education for one of your children.  Sometimes, you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Top 5%  Schools in Massachusetts

Map – Greater Boston Communities _3_

Boston’s  Best Home Value

Boston’s Best Schools

Real Estate Values

 Sample Home Sale Price

Rank

School

 

 Ave. Sale – 12 Mos. thru Apr. 2013 

 PSF – 12 mos. thru Apr. 2013

 

 4,000 SF Home

% Higher  Than Bedford

 

 

1

Weston High  

$1,474,000

$343

 

$1,372,000

36%

2

Lexington High  

                           932,000

                          322

 

$1,288,000

28%

4

Concord-Carlisle High  

                       1,007,000

                          316

 

$1,264,000

25%

5

Wellesley Senior High  

                       1,217,000

                          384

 

$1,536,000

52%

7

Newton South High  

                       1,013,000

                          347

 

$1,388,000

38%

10

Bedford High School  

                           603,000

                          252

 

$1,008,000

0%

11

Newton North High  

                       1,013,000

                          347

 

$1,388,000

38%

12

Belmont High  

                           880,000

                          358

 

$1,432,000

42%

14

Needham High  

                           824,000

                          297

 

$1,188,000

18%

15

Brookline High  

                       1,555,000

                          447

 

$1,788,000

77%

17

Winchester High  

                           855,000

                          306

 

$1,224,000

21%