Great Boston Suburbs with Short City Commutes

It’s hard to beat city living, especially when living near historic Boston, Massachusetts. The area itself is filled with some of the country’s best restaurants, shopping, historic tours, and colleges – making it a popular place for young professionals to live. Even though Boston has plenty to see and do all year round, maybe suburbia is the right fit for you! 

Luckily, Forest Properties maintains 8 apartment complexes, both in and outside of the city. If you’re looking to enjoy everything Boston has to offer without spending a lot of money or time in the car commuting, check out these great Boston suburbs.

person getting in the car with two hands on the wheel.

Brookline, MA

If you’re a fan of historic charm without the city price tag, Brookline is for you. Just a short distance from Downtown Boston, Brookline provides locals with plenty to see, do, and eat. Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood at Summer Shack or want to pick up some fresh, local produce at the Brookline Farmers Market, this area is filled with seasonal activities for residence of every age. And if you thought you couldn’t live this close to the city and have access to a swimming pool, you’d be wrong! Barclay on Beacon has a rooftop pool to make your summers epic.

Salem, NH

Right across the border of Massachusetts lies Salem, New Hampshire! While not in MA, it’s just a short 40 minutes to commute to Boston. If you’re searching for a true New England feel, look no further. Locals say that Salem reminds them of a typical Massachusetts town, but with the added perk of no sales tax! With excellent schools and a convenient location, Salem is great for commuters and families alike. Brook Village West lies in the heart of Salem, and the amazing amenities the apartment offers are enough of a reason to make the move. Residents at Brook Village West can enjoy:

  • A beautifully maintained Olympic sized pool
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Professionally landscaped grounds
  • Prime location near shopping malls
  • A pet friendly community

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Brook Village West in Salem, New Hampshire

Brook Village West apartments are located 40 minutes away from Boston in Salem, New Hampshire. We offer studio, one, two bedroom apartments. Take a tour today!

Natick, MA

Natick is a happening town just on the outskirts of the city. Stores line the busy streets and the stunning architecture rivals Boston itself. Not to mention, there’s always something to do! Pick up some fresh produce and other local goods at the local Organic Farm , go shopping at the Natick Mall, or check out one of the many museums around town.  The T stops in Natick, so you don’t even have to drive into the city. Forest Properties residents at Cloverleaf Apartments love the close proximity to Boston and the amazing amenities that come with their apartment!

Plymouth, MA

Known as America’s Hometown, the city of Plymouth claims its origin from when the pilgrims settled there in 1620. Today, Plymouth is the largest town in the state of Massachusetts in terms of area, and with this space comes great neighborhoods to raise a family in. 

Residents of Spring Hill are in for a treat with the abundance of outdoor amenities and activities. The complex offers fire pits, outdoor BBQ grills, and a beautifully maintained swimming pool. Looking to get out of the house? Explore some of Plymouth’s 300 ponds and nearby shoreline.

parke place village apartment pool during the summertime.

Seabrook, NH

Imagine living just under an hour from Boston in a peaceful setting by the ocean. Sounds like a commuter’s piece of heaven, right?

Forest Properties is pleased to maintain Parke Place Village: a quiet townhome community offering one, two, and three bedroom units. Each townhome boasts a private backyard, central air conditioning, laundry facilities, as well as access to beautiful amenities such as:

  • A dog-friendly bark park
  • Additional storage options
  • Maintained swimming pool and basketball court

beach with dark clouds coming in at sunset.

Gloucester, MA

If you’re craving the beach but want to stay in MA, make sure Gloucester in on your list! Heights at Cape Ann residents are just five minutes from the waterfront and have unlimited access to the history, amazing eateries, and stunning coastal views that Gloucester has to offer. Nothing quite like returning home from a long day at work to a quiet home by the ocean, huh?

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Living at The Heights at Cape Ann

Enjoy beautiful apartment units at the highest point in Gloucester. Book your tour today!

Braintree, MA

Landing 53 in Braintree is Forest Properties’ newest luxury apartment complex. And with a 23-minute commute to Boston, this in-demand property is the perfect residence for professionals. 

Walkable and vibrant, the Braintree neighborhood is at your fingertips. In the mood for tapas with friends? SouthSide Tavern Restaurant is a great spot to meet up at after work. Need some fresh air? Pond Meadow Park is perfect for walking your furry friend. Of course, with luxury amenities around you, staying in your Landing 53 apartment is just as enjoyable, too!

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