What is it like to live in Weymouth?
Bill and Joanne Flanagan raised four children in this South Shore town.
The Flanagans had married two years prior to their move to Weymouth, and were living in an apartment in Quincy with their one child. “We were looking for a home in a convenient area,’’ said Flanagan, a pharmacist who retired recently. He and Joanne, 58, a registered nurse, immediately appreciated Weymouth’s easy access to Route 3 and that they could zip to Quincy, Braintree, and Hingham in less than 10 minutes.
PROS & CONS
PRO Housing prices Compared with many of its South Shore brethren, Weymouth’s housing prices have stayed reasonably affordable. Trulia pegs the median home sales price at $352,500, and property taxes average a manageable $4,270 for fiscal 2017.
PRO & CON
The quality can vary depending on where you live. On a scale of 1 to 10, GreatSchools.org gives Weymouth public schools a 5 overall. Niche.com gives the district a B, however, and in 2015 ranked its teachers 31st in the state. There are several private schools in town as well.
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