Decisions, decisions. Backyard garden or roof deck with a city view? Good schools or access to the arts? CSA or morning cappuccino at the corner café? These are just some of the trade-offs of country living vs. city living. And these are the tough choices that many of my clients are considering when choosing a town, a neighborhood, or even a street. Fortunately, you can have your cake (from Lakota Bakery) and eat it (on your way to the Regent Theater), too. In this Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine, Arlington earned the top spot "For Blending City and Country Life." Just a few reasons for this recognition include Arlington Center restaurants, shops and theater. Combine these with access to the Minuteman Trail, good schools, and a park in almost every neighborhood, and you get a best-of-both-worlds atmosphere. Many singles, young couples and families moving out from Boston, Cambridge and Somerville have a hard time with the idea of letting go of their urban lifestyle - and consider 'suburbia' a four-letter word. They are grappling with preconceived notions that once you're outside the 02114 zip code, you enter the land of Mom-jeans, minivans and strip malls.
Not so in Arlington.Whether you're an empty nester looking to downsize, a couple looking to start a family, or a first-time home buyer looking to make an investment, Arlington has a little something for everyone. And you don't have to sacrifice your identity or your lifestyle.