The accolades keep rolling in for Medford as a great place to live in the Boston area for young home buyers. In 2013, Medford was voted in Boston Magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Live” list. The magazine was highlighting some of the “great sleeper locations for first-time home buyers locally.” Praised for its open space, new riverside bike path, and happening restaurant scene, it is attracting young creatives in droves to the city.
Medford, Massachusetts is conveniently located just five miles northwest of Boston and is surrounded by the communities of Arlington, Cambridge, Malden, Melrose, Somerville and Winchester. Just minutes outside of downtown Boston, Medford is easily accessible by car, train, or bus.
Medford’s neighborhoods offer a range of options from hundred-year-old historic homes on tree-lined streets to new rental developments with shopping, dining, and transportation just steps outside the front door. The neighborhoods include Fulton Heights (North Medford), Lawrence Estates, Medford Hillside, South Medford, Wellington/Glenwood, and West Medford.
Medford is home to the esteemed Tufts University. Other nearby universities within a five mile radius to Medford include Bunker Hill Community College, Boston University, Cambridge College, Harvard University, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Suffolk University.