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HINCKLEY ROAD: Milton
Smack dab in the middle of the desirable Columbines neighborhood, Hinckley Road is home to at least one state senator and Governor Deval Patrick. It was first developed in the late 1800s with about a half-dozen huge houses with even huger lots of 4 or 5 acres; after World War II those parcels were subdivided, and still-large -- four- to six-bedroom -- three-story Colonials were built. The Columbines is a tight-knit area, with block parties and impromptu wine gatherings among neighbors. Single-families of about 3,500 square feet -- there are no condos -- range from $700,000 to $950,000.