When it comes to buying a home, there’s nothing but decisions, decisions, and more decisions.
What town is best for me and my family? Are the schools good? Can I walk to a good restaurant and stores? Is it too far (or too close) to extended family?
And of course: Can I afford it?
Buying a house is always a difficult decision, a tug-of-war between the hard logic of a small house with a fast commute time balanced against the emotional appeal of the spacious house and large yard far from the highway.
To help people decide what communities they might want to consider, the Globe has developed an online tool, called Dreamtown Finder, using a wide variety of data.
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