The picture is of the Parker House Tavern, the oldest building in Reading. Photo Credit: By Swampyank at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,
One of the hidden jewels among the towns I serve is Reading, Massachusetts. A little less expensive than some of the slightly closer-to-Boston towns, it offers a good commute, with a rail station conveniently in the Center, good access to 128 and I95 and to I93. Less than fifteen miles to Boston’s financial district.
Reading Center features active businesses, including my favorite carwash, a Simoniz at 324 Main Street, across from McDonald’s. They do a great job inside and out. First, the drive-through, showering the car with more soap than you could imagine, and then the interior done by a team of actual humans. The car sparkles!
There’s a full array of restaurants, delis, beauty salons, drug store and pretty much anything you would want, including an I-Max movie theater. What more is there?
The greater number of houses on the market in Reading are in the mid to high $500,000s although you can spend less, and certainly more. Most of those homes in the $500Ks are 2,000 square feet and more.
One of the big attractions is the schools. They have an excellent reputation, even for Massachusetts, a state with one of the best school systems in America. Look it up!
You can get community real estate profiles from my website at www.devallon.com as well as search for homes for sale in Reading and elsewhere in the area.
Take a look! It’s a great town.
You can find more information on Reading here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Massachusetts