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Old 03-09-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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I have only looked at the cost of housing in Boston, and it's pretty crazy.

As far as rent, can you get a rowhouse or apartment in a good walkable location for $1600-1800 month?

Places like Charlestown or Brookline, or wherever... i'm guess its way in places close to north or south end?

Just curious for that price range, where someone should look. Thansk.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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For a one-bedroom? Sure. Will it get you a luxury highrise or a high end place? Maybe not, but you can get a nice apartment for that price. That price range won't go as far in neighborhoods like Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the desirable South End locations (unless you are amenable to a studio), but you'll have options in the Brookline, Charlestown, maybe North End, Fenway and Cambridge.

Where will you be working/going to school? The answer to this question may help narrow down your best options.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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You could find an apartment in almost any neighborhood for that price, actually, it just depends how much space you can live with (or more likely, do without) and what amenities you need/prefer. $1800 goes a lot further in say, Somerville than it does in Beacon Hill (for example).

Where are you coming from? If it's from someplace where $1800 gets you a gleaming, new 3 bedroom/2 bath with laundry, parking and a new kitchen, then you're in for a surprise. I think the real sticker shock sets in when people see what they get for that price.

CraigsList is usually a good place to look for apartments.
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