5 things to know about living in Milton

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Just south of Boston is the historic town of Milton, which was ranked the 14th best small city in the whole country.

Its roots are grounded in an agrarian culture and a variety of industries along with Neponset River. The town also used to be a part of Dorchester.

It was former President George H.W. Bush’s birthplace and Governor Deval Patrick’s home, and plenty of other famous celebrities were born or have lived in the Norfolk County town.

But despite its historic past, Milton residents pride themselves on being a part of “a town that faces contemporary issues while not abandoning its historical past.”

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1. You’ll live in or near old country houses. As the town’s website says, “Milton still retains a good many 19th century country houses and estates and early 19th century workers’ housing, including the Forbes House and the Suffolk Resolves House, and field stone walls forming property boundaries are not uncommon.”

The Milton Historical Commission has created six different historic districts within the town: Milton Centre, Scotts Woods, Brush Hill, Milton Hill, Railway Village, and Milton Cemetery. Their histories, including notable buildings and houses, have been well documented by the commission.

2. You’ll pay…

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