A typical progression for many of our clients is to first live in Boston, or look to live in Boston, and then to move west looking for a little more room and a few more trees. Frequently, our clients that moved out to Brookline, Newton, or Wellesley will then move back to Boston later. We see many clients follow this ebb and flow. This move is a time-honored tradition from the days that the owners of the Boston “town houses” also owned “country houses”. Then, moving into the age of commutes-by-train, the western towns could be full time homes for those who worked in the lucrative jobs of Boston.
Little has changed in these towns. Many people who live in Brookline, Newton, and Wellesley do commute into Boston, or into the technology companies throughout Cambridge and along the 95 corridor. These towns maintain their intimate link with Boston, but their homes have a bit more lawn and more trees.