DreamTown Finder: What's Your Massachusetts Dream Town?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Brad MacKenzie


Dream Town Massachusetts
from Boston.com

Massachusetts Dream Town Finder

Everyone has a dream town: a place they long to live, a place they live already, or even a place they have yet to find.

The Boston Globe sought to match its readers with their dream towns with its Dreamtown Finder. The online tool asks users their priorities and then matches them with their ideal Massachusetts community based on a wide array of data.

Everyone has a different set of criteria, of course, but the factors we chose for the tool include the following: schools (SAT scores), fun (movie theaters, restaurants), hipster (number of colleges, Starbucks, hybrid cars, for example), location (crime, public transit, grocery stores), and housing costs (assessed values).

To find your personalized dream town, click here.


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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Brad -- very interesting -- pretty subjective but fun tool.   

Jan 22, 2014 05:04 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Brad:  What a great tool AND concept!  Will have to check this out and give it a try to see where that dream town is ... thanks for sharing ...


Jan 22, 2014 05:07 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

I agree with both of you!  It is fairly subjective and arbitrary.  Still, the tool could be developed into something that really helps people.

Jan 22, 2014 05:34 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Brad a very different and unique tool. A little tweaking and you may really have something here. It's innovative.

Jan 22, 2014 07:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Brad, I would love to live where the Pacific Ocean is in my backyard. I have a favorite place yet it tends to draw tourists and weekend visitors. It's often crowded with heavy traffic. That turns me off.  I guess we have to accept the downsides to sharing nature with visitors (LOL)!

Jan 22, 2014 10:45 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Brad, very interesting post. I have been almost everywhere in the US and It doesn't matter where I live, but my dreamtown involves my wife.  As long as we are together, I am in my dreamtown.

Jan 22, 2014 12:52 PM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Apparently my dream town is Lanesborough. One day I will have to visit this place and judge for myself!

Jan 22, 2014 10:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Dream towns can be elusive for families that are relocating to an area. The selection of a real estate professional that really know the market is a key to dream answers.

Jan 23, 2014 12:37 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

That is a fun tool to have...I changed the criteria around and found some interesting areas to live if I were moving to Massachusetts.

Jan 23, 2014 07:23 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

We are very fortunate to have ownership at the South Shore. You certainly service this market very well.

Jan 23, 2014 05:06 PM