9 Small Towns Near Boston Where You’ll Want To Settle Down For Good

While some people love to live in the heart of a city, others just want city access and are willing to trade a short commute for the extra space and more affordable housing that are often part of small-town life. If you’re tempted to move outside Boston but want to stay within traveling distance of the city’s myriad amenities, plan a visit to these nine towns. Each has a population below 25,000 – some far below that threshold – and they may just be your new home.

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Which of these Massachusetts towns is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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