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Author Shirley Leung and her boys —Eli, 3½, and Evan, 1½ — tested out living in the city for a weekend.

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Author Shirley Leung and her boys — Eli, 3½, and Evan, 1½ — tested out living in the city for a weekend.

Like many, Leung and her husband  moved to the suburbs when they were expecting their first child.

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Like many, Leung and her husband moved to the suburbs when they were expecting their first child.

The 54 steps to and from the condo - with two young kids and a strolller - gave Leung a workout.

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The 54 steps to and from the condo - with two young kids and a strolller - gave Leung a workout.

The family took advantage of many outdoor activities.

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The family took advantage of many outdoor activities.

The boys enjoyed breakfast at Mike’s City Diner.

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The boys enjoyed breakfast at Mike’s City Diner.

What’s it like to raise kids in the city?

I miss my life in Boston. But could I really handle city living with young children? By Shirley Leung

A view down Washington Street of the Paramount.

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Downtown Crossing has become desirable

After years of effort, Downtown Crossing will be revitalized as a center of commerce, and also a hot place to live.

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A place at The Residences at Ritz-Carlton Towers, a home at Millennium Tower, and a penthouse at the former Locke-Ober restaurant.

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Herman Scott  walked with his 6-year-old grandson Aiden Scott to the family's frame shop on Main Street.

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Natick home to businesses, cultural center

The town has two commuter rail stations, a new community center and high school, and the US census deemed it the geographic center of the state’s population.

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