Best Family Suburbs of Boston: Medford MA

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Best Family Suburbs of Boston: Medford MA

Location: 5 miles NW of downtown Boston

Neighbors:  Arlington, Somerville, Malden, Melrose and Everett

MBTA Service: West Medford commuter rail is on the Lowell line, 29 bus stops in the Medford area, and Orange Line serves nearby Malden.

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Population:  According to the 2010 Census, Medford’s population is 56,173.  


History: Medford was founded in 1630 as a plantation owned by the first governor of Massachusetts and is the 4th oldest English settlement in America.

Why People Live Here?

Medford offers a short commute to Boston and is home to Tufts University.  Young families moving from the City condo or apartment love Medford’s slightly urban feel and proximity to Cambridge and Somerville, coupled with a laid-back downtown, and single family homes with yard and privacy.

Although not yet considered as hip as it’s neighbor Arlington or Somerville, Medford offers an affordable alternative to most of the nearby family oriented Boston suburbs. 

Schools: Medford High ranks above the Massachusetts state average for proficiency in English and Math. 20% of students at Medford High enroll in AP courses.  

Home Prices: In 2012 the average price of a single-family home in Medford was $368,692, accoring to Multiple Listing Service.

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To learn about houses for sale in Medford MA, click on the link. This list is current and updated multiple times daily.

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P.S. Bostonians pronounce it Medfed.


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Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

there are some really fantastic towns in the area.  people need to plan a week there to see the residential options for them in the Boston area

Apr 05, 2013 01:23 PM #1
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
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You live in a great part of the country so rich in history, Ruth! You have done a great job presenting Medford, MA to consumers thinking of a home purchase in the Boston area. Looking at your graph I'd say it is a great time to buy a home in Medford before prices go back up again.
Apr 05, 2013 10:28 PM #2
Ruth Lerner
William Raveis Real Estate - Brookline, MA

Walters: You have a good eye for the chart.  It's a great time to buy in Medford MA before it gets too hip and expensive!

Stan: thank you!

Apr 06, 2013 04:54 AM #3
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