Moving to Greater Boston

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Moving to

Greater Boston Guide

MOTHER KNOWS BEST!
Boston Moms has the information
you need to choose the best city
or town for your family!

Guide Instructions

Welcome to the Boston Moms Guide to Greater Boston! This Guide was created BY local moms FOR local moms. The information you see here was compiled by our team in an effort to answer many of the questions we get weekly from readers.

Hover over the map image below to highlight the area you’re looking to explore. From there, click to
learn more about the metro location including information about what it’s like to live in that area: transportation, walkability, school systems, childcare, pediatricians, and even local realtors and home services!

It is difficult to divide our region into 6 individual metro areas, so please know that map lines, defined metro areas, and communities included are estimates and done so in an effort to share resources requested by our readership and real recommendations from REAL Boston-area moms. This guide will be audited periodically and we welcome your feedback!

 

Boston Map

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Greater Boston Towns

Select one of our Metro Areas buttons below to see the towns located in these neighborhoods!

North Shore

Beverly
Danvers
Essex
Gloucester
Hamilton
Ipswich
Manchester
Marblehead
Peabody
Rockport
Salem
Swampscott
Topsfield
Wenham

Greater Boston

Allston
Back Bay
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Dorchester
Downtown Boston
East Boston
Fenway
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
Waterfront
West Roxbury
Arlington
Belmont
Brookline
Burlington
Cambridge
Canton
Chelsea
Dedham
Dover
Everett
Lexington
Lynn
Lynnfield
Malden
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant
Needham
Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Randolph
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wellesley
Westwood
Winchester
Winthrop
Woburn

Metro West

Acton
Ashland
Bedford
Boxborough
Concord
Framingham
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Lincoln
Marlborough
Maynard
Natick
Sherborn
Stow
Sudbury
Wayland
Weston

Click to find out more information about Metro West.

South Shore

Abington
Braintree
Carver
Cohasset
Duxbury
Halifax
Hanover
Hanson
Hingham
Holbrook
Hull
Kingston
Marshfield
Norwell
Pembroke
Plymouth
Plympton
Rockland
Scituate
Weymouth
Whitman

Southern MA

Acushnet
Attleboro
Avon
Bellingham
Berkley
Bridgewater
Brockton
Dartmouth
Dighton
East Bridgewater
Easton
Fairhaven
Fall River
Foxboro
Franklin
Freetown
Lakeville
Mansfield
Marion
Mattapoisett
Medfield
Medway
Middleboro
Millis
New Bedford
Norfolk
North Attleboro
Norton
Plainville
Raynham
Rehoboth
Rochester
Seekonk
Sharon
Somerset
Stoughton
Swansea
Taunton
Walpole
Wareham
West Bridgewater
Westport

Northern MA

Amesbury
Andover
Ashby
Ayer
Billerica
Boxford
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Dracut
Dunstable
Georgetown
Groton
Groveland
Haverhill
Lawrence
Littleton
Lowell
Merrimac
Methuen
Middleton
Newbury
Newburyport
North Andover
North Reading
Pepperell
Rowley
Salisbury
Shirley
Tewksbury
Townsend
Tyngsboro
West Newbury
Westford
Wilmington

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