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Old 03-12-2011, 08:59 PM
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Thanks guys. You're right though RC1981. Parties here are INSANE sometimes. And I had my times at them during college as well. I understand what you're saying. But lukec is right, I'm not moving to Boston for that type of experience anymore. If it gets crazy, great, but it's not a deal breaker. Plus, it sounds like there are SO many places to have a good time there. Thanks for the youtube videos lukec, by the way. Looks like a crazy awesome time.

Oh, and I'm actually half-hispanic half-italian.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:43 PM
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Boston resources. For yourself and anyone looking for info about the Boston nightlife, entertainment, shopping, I recommend:

Improper Bostonian (especially their Best of Boston edition - I linked it, its an excellent primer)

Boston’s Best | Improper Bostonian

Boston Magazine - Best of edition is good too:

Best of Boston 2010: Nightlife and Bars (http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best_of/nightlife_and_bars.html - broken link)

Boston Pheonix (good for music, shows and nightlife, ignore the freaky stuff):

Boston Restaurant Reviews and Cheap Eats - Boston Phoenix

Weekly Dig:

Boston Events, Humor and Nightlife

Dirty Water (TV show and videos are best):


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Old 03-13-2011, 08:52 AM
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Well then I think you've whittled it down enough now that I can recommend Melrose for you guys 110%. I think the easy commute, proximity to outdoorsey stuff, and there's some decent restaurants (I think Melrose is still a dry town...my mother grew up there so I'd have to ask her), and easy walking distance to stuff like supermarkets and other shops along the main st.

That's my suggestion, seems to have everything you're looking for. If you're still crazy enough to leave those nice Texas tax rates behind and watch them triple the minute you land at Logan, then I guess it's your business lol (Just kidding) Good luck!! =)
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:40 PM
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Melrose could be good, depending on whether it's still dry and how you'd feel about that, but I'd suggest deciding whether you want to live in Boston, then asking questions about the best locations in the area once you've found jobs. Where you work makes a difference in the locations where it's best to live. Live in the wrong area relative to your workplace location, and you could be in for a nightmare of a commute.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:39 PM
Location: DisneyWorld, FL but missing Home
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i say go for it. life's too short. boston isnt overwhelming like nyc. its not to big or to small. its good to take everyones views but ultimately its up to u. i say take another vacation here and do some more digging. also go try some food that boston has to offer.
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