Which Boston Suburb is Right For You
There are quite a number of wonderful suburbs to explore and consider when moving to Boston. A suburb is very simply defined as an outlying area of a city which is primarily residential. That area can include smaller outlying municipalities and unincorporated areas. There are a lot of suburbs in Boston.
The team at Flow Realty has been helping individuals, families and professionals from around the world find the perfect home in downtown neighborhoods and outlying suburbs of Boston since 2007. The best way to move forward is by partnering with one of our seller’s agents to better determine which Boston suburb is right for you. Here is a list of Boston suburbs to consider in your search.
The City of Cambridge is home to Harvard University, MIT and 118,403 people (in 2020). It was incorporated as a city in 1846. There are many neighborhoods to consider and explore including what has been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet”: Kendall Square. The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $112,565. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Cambridge.
The Town of Wakefield was incorporated in 1812 as “Lynn Village” and was renamed “Wakefield” in 1868. Residents enjoy recreational opportunities on Lake Quannapowitt and Breakheart Reservation (a 652 acre public recreation area in Wakefield and Saugus). The town is currently drafting a new master plan “Vision 2030” to guide “the Town’s future physical and economic development based on the community’s vision and goals”. The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $110,372. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Wakefield.
The City of Somerville is directly northwest of Boston. It was incorporated as a city in 1872. It is the “most densely populated community in New England” and one of the most diverse in the United States (according to the City of Somerville). The population is made up of blue-collar families, young professionals, college students and recent immigrants. Over 50 languages are spoken in the public school system. The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $108,896. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Somerville.
The Town of Danvers is approximately 20 miles north of Boston. It was incorporated in 1752 and had a population of 28,087 in 2020. It is primarily a residential community with open spaces, recreational opportunities, a marina and a 4.3 mile rail trail connecting schools, parks, residential areas, downtown Danvers and several neighboring towns. Danvers is historically remembered in connection with the 1692 Salem witch trials, as it was home to Rebecca Nurse (convicted in trial for witchcraft). Her homestead is now a historical landmark. The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $105,654. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Danvers.
The upper middle class suburban City of Beverly was incorporated in 1894. It had a population of 42,670 in 2020. Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art are located in Beverly. Residents enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities on a 288 acre conservation area, Beverly Commons (hiking, birding, mountain biking, trail running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing). Families once took refuge in the wooded area of Beverly Commons during the witchcraft hysteria of 1692 (locally known as Witches’ Woods). The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $89,882. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Beverly.
The city of Lynn is 3.7 miles north of Boston. It is generally considered the most affordable suburb of Boston. It was incorporated as a town in 1629 and a city in 1850. The community has a strong parks and recreation program with 49 parks including Lynn Woods Reservation, a 2,200 acre open public space which has been protected since 1693 (originally protected as a public wood source). The median household income 2017-2021 (in 2021 dollars) was $63,922. (source U.S. Census Bureau). Explore homes for sale in Lynn.
The seller’s agents at Flow Realty look forward to helping you explore and choose the perfect Boston suburb for your family. Go with the flow, and contact us today!