What you will love about this home
I am a college professor and my wife also works at a nearby college. We have two kids in--you guessed it--college, with one still under the roof with us.
What you will love in the neighborhood
We live in Newton, Massachusetts, which is right outside Boston. It is convenient to Boston and all that Boston offers--a 10 minute drive into town, or a short bus or commuter rail trip (we live a block from both options). Additionally, Newton is a great place in its own right, a Victorian "streetcar suburb", with a lot of old homes in a number of different villages across the city. And it is walkable. We live a few blocks from Newtonville, one of the "villages" of Newton, with all of the amenities--restaurants, bars, shopping, groceries, etc.