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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 5/21/2019

When moving with children, or with family planning in mind, house hunting goes beyond finding the right house. You want to also find the right neighborhood and community to raise your child in. You want to find the right place for your child to happily and safely grow up.

Here's your guide to choosing the best neighborhood for your kids.

When you start house hunting draw up a list of towns and neighborhoods that catch your eye.

Having a list of priorities will help to make the house hunting process in each neighborhood much easier. Decide on your top 3 neighborhoods and towns in addition to your non-negotiable house features.

Many couples start to be researching the town’s schools. Look into the budget, what extracurricular activities are available, and if there are any recent news articles profiling the school.

Don’t just look into the kindergartens and elementary schools - look at the middle and high school as well. What are their reputations?

Visit the community center and library to find out what groups and activities are available. This is a great place to find out how involved the community is. Pick up any local newspapers or magazines and spend time flipping through the pages.  

Search Meetup.com and local Facebook groups to see what kind of involvement community members have. This is also a great way to connect with other parents and ask them any questions you might have.

Take a drive through your potential neighborhoods at different times of the day. This will help you to see what each neighborhood has to offer. Are there lots of younger children at pickup and drop off times at bus stops? Or are there older children riding their bikes around?

Are there playgrounds and parks within walking distance? If your child is in extracurricular activities, or you plan for them to be, are there dance or martial arts academies with good reviews in the area?

It’s also important not to discount the importance of proximity to family and friends. We’ve all heard the saying it takes a village to raise a child. Keep distance and travel time from family in mind when making your choice.

Take the future cost of raising a child into consideration while drawing up your budget. Finding the right neighborhood and community is a process of checks and balances. You might have to be willing to compromise in some areas to check off those non-negotiables. This could look like finding a slightly smaller house in a nicer neighborhood or living further away from the city.

Knowing what your priorities are before you begin house hunting and what to look for in each neighborhood will make the process much smoother. It can be a lot of pressure to find the perfect home but when we define our own version of perfect things can fall together much more easily.




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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 5/17/2019


33 Fire Road 7, Lancaster, MA 01523

Single-Family

$640,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
*Open Sun May 19th, 12:00-2:00 PM* Spectacular WATERFRONT contemporary home on 1+ wooded acres with 100+ feet of direct waterfront on Spectacle Pond! Enjoy all the recreation this ~65 acre pond offers: boat, canoe, kayak, swim & fish! All of this conveniently located near major routes & shopping, plus a sought after school district. Airy, flowing floorplan features refreshingly open concept living area with multiple sliding glass doors to the composite deck that spans the entire width of this home. Chefs kitchen with corian countertops & large island; Cathedral ceilings; Storage galore; Gorgeous water views from nearly every room; 1st fl master suite; Oversized 2 car garage. Open balcony leads to 2 more bedrooms with their own outdoor balcony overlooking the pond. Especially unique to this home is the accessory apartment in the lower level with 4th bedroom. Amazing opportunity for rental income or for extended family! Fun, privacy, & peacefulness awaits you here at an unbeatable value.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 33 Fire Road 7, Lancaster, MA 01523    Get Directions

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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 5/16/2019


33 Fire Road 7, Lancaster, MA 01523

Single-Family

$640,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
*Open Sat May 11th, 12:00-2:00 PM*Spectacular WATERFRONT contemporary home on 1+ wooded acres with 100+ feet of direct waterfront on Spectacle Pond! Enjoy all the recreation this ~65 acre pond offers: boat, canoe, kayak, swim & fish! All of this conveniently located near major routes & shopping, plus a sought after school district. Airy, flowing floorplan features refreshingly open concept living area with multiple sliding glass doors to the composite deck that spans the entire width of this home. Chefs kitchen with corian countertops & large island; Cathedral ceilings; Storage galore; Gorgeous water views from nearly every room; 1st fl master suite; Oversized 2 car garage. Open balcony leads to 2 more bedrooms with their own outdoor balcony overlooking the pond. Especially unique to this home is the accessory apartment in the lower level with 4th bedroom. Amazing opportunity for rental income or for extended family! Fun, privacy, & peacefulness awaits you here at an unbeatable value!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 5/15/2019


11 Rita Ln, Littleton, MA 01460

Littleton Common

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious, 3 bedroom home with so many big-ticket updates in a delightful Littleton neighborhood! Roof & Insulation (2015), Septic (2006), 4-season Back Porch Addition (2007), Windows (2011-2017), Heat Pump and A/C (2015), and radiant heat in the kitchen and porch floors. Some cosmetic updates will make this your dream home! Upstairs, in addition to the kitchen, dining area, full bath, and a large porch, you'll find three spacious bedrooms and a living room with hardwood floors. Downstairs you'll enjoy a fantastic family room with fireplace & wood stove, a bonus room/office space, and lots of storage! Convenient to so much including shopping/dining at The Point, Littleton Common, Long Pond, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Castle in the Trees playground, and Kimball Farm! A quick, easy commute to Rte 495, Rte 2, Rte 2A and the Commuter Rail. This home has so much to offer at a very affordable price in Littleton! (Professional photos coming today!)
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 11 Rita Ln, Littleton, MA 01460    Get Directions

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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 5/15/2019


11 Rita Ln, Littleton, MA 01460

Littleton Common

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious, 3 bedroom home with so many big-ticket updates in a delightful Littleton neighborhood! Roof & Insulation (2015), Septic (2006), 4-season Back Porch Addition (2007), Windows (2011-2017), Heat Pump and A/C (2015), and radiant heat in the kitchen and porch floors. Some cosmetic updates will make this your dream home! Upstairs, in addition to the kitchen, dining area, full bath, and a large porch, you'll find three spacious bedrooms and a living room with hardwood floors. Downstairs you'll enjoy a fantastic family room with fireplace & wood stove, a bonus room/office space, and lots of storage! This home is convenient to so much including shopping/dining at The Point, Littleton Common, Long Pond, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Castle in the Trees playground, and Kimball Farm! A quick, easy commute to Rte 495, Rte 2, Rte 2A and the Commuter Rail. This home has so much to offer at a very affordable price in Littleton! (Professional photos coming today!)
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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