5 Things To Love About Living In Dedham

Finding the perfect place for your family to call home is a big decision with many elements to consider. If you are looking for a location with a rural, suburban feel yet within close proximity to the city, why not consider Dedham?

The place you call home is much more than a collection of houses, schools and businesses. It is a large part of your identity. There are so many great reasons to call Dedham home. Here is everything you want to know about the key factors that could make this the best place for you

Great For Commuters

With easy highway access and various public transportation options, Dedham is a great spot for commuters as the town offers multiple commuter rail stations and bus lines to go to the city.

Interstate 95 and Route 1 provide good access to surrounding communities, and the commuter rail from the Dedham Corporate Center and Endicott train stations takes about 20 minutes to Boston.


Rest assured that your kids will get a great education in Dedham. Greatschools.com ranks Dedham High School as a 7 out of 10 with a graduation rate of 95 percent and 1170 as an SAT score average. Residents also applaud the great resources available for kids with special needs.

If the public schools do not meet your standards, there are plenty of private school options as well, including Dedham Country Day School, The Rashi School, Ursuline Academy, and Noble & Greenough School.

Family Friendly

Despite its proximity to the city, Dedham offers a peaceful, hometown feel, full of friendly people, making for a close-knit community. There are also a number of family child care centers in town, making child care much more affordable for those who need it.

The town also boasts 11 parks, including Barnes Memorial Park and Fairbanks Park which are each over 14 acres. The Dedham Public Library is a great place to go for storytime and crafts with the kids. You will also find a number of family friendly activities offered in Dedham Square.


Between Legacy Place, Dedham Mall, and Dedham Square, there are plenty of options for shopping and eating out right in town. Legacy Place alone has around 60 stores, and close to 15 places to eat.

In Dedham Square you will find the historic Dedham Community Theater which opened in 1927. The area also offers a number of community events, including a seasonal farmers market which runs June through October.


Dedham was founded in 1636 and there are many historic sites around town. These include the Old Village Cemetery, where soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried and the Fairbanks House which is the oldest standing timber-frame house in North America.

As you can see, Dedham has a lot to offer with its long standing history, peaceful neighborhoods and proximity to Boston. If bustling, close-knit,suburban community is what you are looking for, Dedham might just be the perfect place to call home.

What’s your favorite thing about Dedham? I’d love to hear from you!

Ruth Malkin, Top Brookline Realtor


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