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North Shore Neighborhoods

We get the scoop on what makes some of our favorite neighborhoods such a fantastic place to live.

Stoneham’s Nobility Hill

For Your Families From Brenda Flynn’s home in Stoneham’s historic Nobility Hill neighborhood, nearly everything she wants to do is within walking distance, not only for her, but for her two kids, ages 12 and 9, as well. “My children actually do not get in a car most of the week,” she says. Instead, they walk or bike between school, home, and the nearby Boys and Girls Club. When school’s out they enjoy the incredible array of things Stoneham has to offer, like seeing shows at the Greater Boston Stage Company, where the family has season tickets; having dinner at the new Stones Common House & Kitchen restaurant; browsing the shelves at the Book Oasis bookstore; boating on Spot Pond; and hiking the Middlesex Fells. They’re also great friends with their neighbors (snow day potluck parties, anyone?) and are thrilled about the brand-new Tri-Community Greenway, a paved multi-use greenway path that connects Stoneham, Winchester, and Woburn. “You could offer me a place with way more land and worth even more and I would refuse to trade,” Flynn says. High-performing schools and a storybook town center add to Stoneham’s charms for young families. “Houses go on the market here and they’re snapped up in under a week,” says Dolly Wilson, president of the Stoneham Community Development Corporation. “They’re happy, friendly communities. Photo by Micha Weber/Shutterstock
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