As we enter the new year, all indicators point to a rebounding market – sales for single family homes and condos were up again in December – the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. With the uncertainty in recent months - a result of the election and impending fiscal cliff – ebbing and the optimistic real estate forecasts, 2013 seems a perfect time for both buying and selling a home. In this light, here are reasons potential buyers and sellers should consider Weston:
Established in 1713, the town of Weston remains one of the most prestigious suburbs in Massachusetts. There are several aspects unique to Weston that makes the town one of the most desirable areas in which to live within the Greater Boston Area:
Only twelve miles from Boston, Weston offers a short and simple commute into the city through both public transportation and easy access to the state’s major highways including Routes 128, 9, 117 and the MassPike. Yet, despite this proximity, Weston remains a tightly-knit suburban community underscored by a homey, welcoming environment. The endearing and unique shops along Boston Post Road give Weston a rural, small-town quality while the town’s openness and abundance of land creates a peaceful, country-like atmosphere.
Weston offers innumerous recreational opportunities. With access to two golf courses, over 100 miles of land designated to hiking, horse trails and cross country skiing, and resident use of basketball and tennis courts, ice skating areas and several playgrounds, the town fosters an active community.
The town of Weston houses one of the best public school systems in the nation. Ranked as the top public school in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine in 2012, Weston High School achieved a graduation rate of over 95.6% while students’ average SAT scores were just shy of 1900. Characterized by small class sizes and innovative curriculum, Weston public schools promote academic excellence through a challenging, yet nurturing environment.
Finally, yet arguably most importantly, Weston retains one of the lowest crime rates in Massachusetts making it one of the safest towns in which to raise a family.
When purchasing a home, it is important to not only love the house, but the area by which it is surrounded. The town of Weston is characterized by expansive land, an active and welcoming community, and an exceptional educational system.
Amy Mizner is a principal at the real estate firm of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS). Mizner and her partner Sheryl Simon have been the top-selling team in Weston for more than a decade. At BMS, which has offices in Weston and Wellesley, Mizner and her team work to provide a fresh approach, and a highly professional experience for all clients.