When choosing where to live among the Greater Boston area, you have two major options: city or suburbs. Both of these areas offer distinct advantages. For instance, the suburban neighborhoods featuring South Shore homes for sale are more private and quieter than those in the city. Yet some homeowners will find the sacrifice of extra driving time to be too much. Consider your options among the pros and cons of suburban property for sale in Quincy before you contact your Massachusetts realtor.
Homeowners in the suburbs of Boston are within a short distance of four mountain ranges including the Appalachian and Taconic. Enjoy a day hike in the summer or splurge for skiing when the snow falls. Equally as accessible are the many sandy shores and rocky beaches accompanied by bays and islands. From Martha’s Vineyard to Plum Island, residents of South Shore homes for sale are in close proximity to plenty of waterways.
While living in the suburbs of Greater Boston takes one outside of the city center, with a bit of planning and time, you can visit the cultural and historical highlights of Boston. The disadvantage here is that there is often little in terms of public transportation options for those living outside of the city. Expect to spend more money and time if you work and play in the city center.
Weather in the Boston area features some of the most magnificent fall foliage of any place in the U.S. Unfortunately, these picturesque autumns are followed by frigid winters of heavy snow fall. Plan accordingly for the changing seasons, and factor in your determination to live in a colder climate.