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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"So say someone downsizes to 2,000 or 3,000 square feet; in an older- style Victorian brownstone in Back Bay that would seem too small. But when it's horizontal it feels better." It also speaks to the longevity of the unit, he points out. "People moving at a later point in their lives are looking to live there as they age, and horizontal living is just easier." Not that living in the city is without its hassles: If your building doesn't offer designated parking (or if none is available), there's the headache of getting a parking sticker. "I just finally got mine, and I was so happy, I was ready to have a party," says Saunders, who before that had been racking up the parking tickets and paying ridiculously high parking fees. Oh, and then there are dog licenses. "And other new things like getting the dogs booties for winter because of the salt on the streets here," she adds. But she's just as quick to point out all the assets of both Wellesley ("I so loved raising my kids there") and Back Bay living ("No shoveling!"). "I truly appreciate both areas," she says. "Wellesley will always be my family's hometown, and yet, we're ready to enjoy the city more." 52 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 Moving to the City Beacon Hill

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