HELP....I am moving to Boston!

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  1. Deceptigtar

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    Hello, this is more for those of you who have or live in Boston or surrounding areas.

    I will be moving soon to Boston, or surrounding area in the next few months for my job. What are some good areas to live in and not expensive?

    I am not looking to live right in the heart of Boston. I do not have a car so I am reaching out to you guys for tips and advice.
     
  2. Razorclaw

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    Why don't you page Danny Crane?
     
  3. DeathStorm

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    So you're moving to a new city and don't have a car? My advice - buy a car.
     
  4. Erector

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    I spent a few days in Boston a few months ago - it has a damn good public transport system so I don't think not having a car will be a problem.

    We stayed in a town called Wakefield which was outside Boston itself, but was really nice. I don't know how much houses etc. cost there though. The hotel was cheap, if that helps :lol 
     
  5. mineraljane

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    Honestly, it's worth it to live in the city, particularly if your job is close. Saving on commuting time really adds up during a work week.

    When you've been to Boston before, did you like any particular area of the city? I used to live near Kenmore Square (in Cambridge) and loved it.

    A car in Boston, and really any major city in the Northeast, is entirely optional and often more of a headache than anything positive.
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Especially with The Big Dig all these past years. They finished that right? What did it take, 15 years or something? :lol 
     
  7. ckhtiger

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    waltham waltham waltham! that's where I live, dude. cheapest part of metro west boston that is safe and has decent housing. pm me with any questions!
     
  8. mineraljane

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    I moved before they were finished, but I cannot believe it was ever even considered to move miles of the major highway through in the city to a tunnel. It just seems like something that would be dismissed immediately as too silly to consider when proposed. (I seem to recall hearing that the just the interest on the project will be greater than the original cost estimate, done during the 1980s, for the entire project.)

    That said, even with its problems, it is an impressive feat and having "new" open land in the middle of the city is pretty great.
     
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    Yeah I have to say I did like Boston a lot the three times I've been there.

    My wife went to undergrad at Wheaton College in Norton, MA and we'd always train into the city for great food and the sights.

    It's definitely a place I wouldn't mind living in.

    Minus all the Red Sox fans that is. :p 
     
  10. Bumblethumper

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    Beautiful city, I lived there for a time.

    I lived in Roxbury. There was a double homocide in the house across the road from me, and several other murders in the area during my time there, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but otherwise it was a friendly place and I never had any trouble.

    The public transport was excellent.
     
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    Waltham and Woburn are good suburbs that you can get a nice place that's not too expensive. Brighton is good, closer to the city, near colleges, not sure on price though. Medford isn't too bad.
     
  12. Lance Halberd

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    Wakefield is expensive, but they have a great school system.

    If the OP is looking for cheap, he should move to Lynn.
     
  13. Zherbus

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    A lot of Boston workers commute from the Nashua, NH area. Not only do you not pay ANY sales tax, but the housing is cheaper that metro Boston.
     
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    good plan on not getting a car. Boston has by far the worst drivers anywhere in the country, keep in mind this is coming from someone who grew up in the NYC area and has traveled cross country. But the city itself is nice, hate those cobblestones though, the aquarium is great there.
     
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    Ah yes, I forgot all about those Masshole drivers. :lol 
     
  16. Lance Halberd

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    No sales tax sounds great, until you realize the state makes up for it by fucking you on property tax.
     
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    That's kinda how Virginia and Maryland works down here. One state has low income tax whereas the other has low property tax.
     
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    You don't really need a car in some areas of the east Coast. Now in Texas.... You can't survive lol. Everything is miles apart.
     
  19. DeathStorm

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    I understand not needing a car but, IMHO, if you're moving to a brand new city that you've never been to you need time to adjust to the public transportation system and you need to know where you're going and know the area you live in. Not to mention you can't always get everywhere by bus or rail and taxis do get expensive.

    Thus my original statement, buy a clunker car to at least get you around and get to know the area a bit. I moved from Columbus to Washington, DC (where cars are also practically obsolete) and realized quickly that having a vehicle was still necessary.
     

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