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Just a few miles from downtown Boston, Milton is full of historic homes, tree-lined streets, and well-tended gardens, plus lots of parks and playgrounds.
There's a strong identity reflected in everything from the enthusiastic crowds at Milton High School's sports events (the basketball team was state champion in its division last year) to the sandwiches named for local landmarks and luminaries at G.H. Bent's Cookie Factory (built in 1891).
A vintage trolley whisks commuters to Boston's subway, and more than 5,000 jobs can be found right in town. Home prices rose a bit last year, and foreclosures are practically unheard of. Don't expect to score a housing bargain here.
Crime in Milton is low, but not nonexistent. A drive-by shooting occurred last summer and two people were killed by a troubled family member last March. "It's still an extremely safe place," says Tanya Frank, 34, who lives here with her husband, Paul McKnight, 35, and their two kids. "The police in Milton are great."
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