Only for a few - 7/18/2007
If you have elementary aged children, you might consider Lexington. If your interest is our National Heritage, AND, money is no object, you might consider Lexington. Tax money, unequivocally, goes capricously to the community school system, to the detriment of long-term residents or senior citizens. Politics are touted as liberal, but only if you agree with "their" liberal point of view. I personally do not like the elementary schools in town, so sent my son to a private school in a neighboring town. If your child is a very good student, Lexington High is good. I would still prefer a private school.
Rentals for business in the main business area are very high and much of the quaint interesting stores have moved elsewhere.
If my choice was to move to Massachusetts, I would choose Concord, Lincoln, Chelmsford, Carlisle, Hamilton, but not Lexington.[read more...]
"What a Glorious Morning For America" - 4/6/2007
Lexington is a beautiful town located about 30 minutes northwest of Boston. It is, quite literally, the birthplace of our country. No, really, Lexington is the town Paul Revere rode through to warn the citizens of the British. It is the place where the Revolutionary War started, and where the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" was first heard. It is filled with historical sites, such as the famous Minute Man Statue and Buckman Tavern. Lexington is a day trip worth taking if you ever visit Boston, if you're interested in learning about the REAL birthplace of our country.
There are approximately 30,000 citizens living in Lexington. There are 6 public elementary schools (Harrington, Hastings, Estabrook, Bridge, Bowman and Fiske--grades K-5), 2 public middle schools (Clarke and Diamond--grades 6-8) and one public high school (Lexington High School--grades 9-12), as well as assorted private schools, including a Waldorf and s Montesori school. Lexington is quickly becoming a very wealthy town. The average house price is about $700,000 and there are many multi-million properties for sale and owned in Lexington. Famous athletes and retired stars have resided in Lexington over the years because it is a quiet, secluded town.
Although the town itself is relatively quiet, the people in it are not. The residents of Lexington are very opinionated, liberal people. If something upsets residents, the incident is sure to be in the paper, and possibly in the news as well.
Lexington has wonderful sports and recreation programs available for both children and adults. There is a public simming pool, skating rink and recreation center, as well as neighborhood pools and clubs.
Lexington is defined by two of it's more distinct neighborhoods: East Lexington and Meriam Hill. East Lexington is a large, working class division of Lexington with 2 smaller sub-neighborhoods: Great Meadows and Liberty Heights. Meriam Hill is a incredibly rich, lavish neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Old Lexington because of it's older homes. In Meriam Hill, grand Victorians and Colonials dapple the streets, and none of the homes in the neighborhood are sold under $800,000.[read more...]