Last Day of School!

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Well readers, yes, it’s been a while since my last post. It’s been a busy spring with open houses, parties, graduations, etc. It’s the last day of school in our town. From some, it’s the closing of one chapter, and beginning of another. 

Summer is often one of the busy times for home selling and buying as families try to transition between the school years. One of the most frequent questions on the minds of parents is how to determine if the school system is “good”. It’s really subjective, as families have different needs, priorities and values for how to grade a school system.
I cannot tell you which school systems are “the best”, “most challenging”, etc. What I can do though, it cite sources for you to be able to research which areas you deem to be most preferable in your home search.
In each of these cases, these websites are great for anyone! Families, Young professionals, retirees.
This website offers information for real estate, demographics, crime, public school ratings. The website also has a map feature, allowing you to also see how neighboring towns rate as well.
Niche offers a variety of information including school ratings and cost of living. It also offers information for young professional and retirees. Niche has filter feature, allowing you to drill down areas based on your personal preferences. There is also information for colleges and universities as well!
Great Schools is another site, specific to schools within a given district. They offer personal reviews from parents, students and the community that have experience with the school and the school system in general.
In each of these cases, the websites offer information how, and when they obtained their data and the sources. They also provide information regarding the interpretation of the data.
Happy Summer to all.
If you are thinking of buying or selling, give me a call.

Happy Pie Day!

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National Pie Day!

I thought I’d celebrate by passing along some of my favorite “pies”.

The Pizza Pie:

My absolute favorite comes from my time when I was living closer to Boston: Pizzeria Regina. We are lucky to have one close by in Marlbourgh, located in the Solomon Pond Mall. Just as tasty as the North End and Allston locations!

Wholly Cannoli located in Worcester is another great stop. They are our “go to” place for pizzas when we have parties.

The Pastry Pie:

Tougas Family Farm in Northbourgh is a wonderful family spot. Some of my friends declare their donuts the best, but I’m partial to the pies. Their peach pie is one of my favorites, though my son prefers the apple.

Davidian Brother’s in Northbourgh is another great pie spot. We’ve grabbed the blueberry their on occasion, but again, my son fights for his coveted apple pie.

The 3.14 Pie:

Lastly, you cannot celebrate pie day with a mention to Discovery Museum in Acton. This hands-on museum is a go to for STEAM learning. A must for curious minds, both the young and old.