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Best Places to Live: Top 100 Milton is Number 7

July 17th, 2007 12:14 PM by Paul Rege , G.R.I, C.B.R. President

Best places to live

Best Places to Live: Top 100

For this year's list we focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community.

By Kate Ashford, Andrea Bartz, Jeff Cox, Asa Fitch, Stephen Gandel, Josh Hyatt, Rob Kelley, Kathleen Knight, Joe Light, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Sarah Max, Jennifer Merritt, Brad Nelson, Donna Rosato, Ingrid Tharasook

7. Milton, Mass.

Population: 25,700
Median home price (2006): $527,670
Average property taxes (2006): $3,824
Pros: Close to Boston; borders conservation land
Cons: Traffic, little commercial activity

Just eight miles south of the heart of Boston, Milton borders the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000-acre park with hiking, swimming and skiing. Proximity to the city is what brings - and keeps - Milton residents where they are. Its loyal citizens do age, but even then they don't move.

Milton boasts a diverse population, with minorities making up 30%. All six schools have recently been rebuilt, and the library is now expanding. East Milton Square is the town's Main Street, with coffee shops, a pizza place and a small grocery store. What's missing, most agree, is a destination eatery.

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