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Old 03-17-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking to move to Boston from NH in the next few months, and need some help finding good apartment complexes (not multis). Here's what I'm looking for:

Bed/bath: 1 or 2 bedroom (pref 2), one bath

Rent: Less than 1700 for 2 BR

Area: Within 40 minute commute of BU, since one of us is a student. I'd really like to be far enough away from campus that we won't get stuck in a college neighborhood. Ive heard Allston/Brookline/JP/Coolidge Corner are all good areas.

I recently took a trip to East Boston to look at Maverick Landing, which looked really nice; except that some of the surrounding areas looked a little less than credible.

Any complexes come to mind?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I recently took a trip to East Boston to look at Maverick Landing, which looked really nice; except that some of the surrounding areas looked a little less than credible.

Any complexes come to mind?

Thanks in advance!
Less than credible is one way to describe Eastie

Look in Brookline, you could afford an apt in that area with $1700, and it's WAY better than Eastie. or even Allston / Brighton. Closer to BU and again, It's Not Eastie.

DISCLAIMER: Yes there are a few nice areas in East Boston, and you get to drive thru crap to get from those nice areas to anywhere.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking to move to Boston from NH in the next few months, and need some help finding good apartment complexes (not multis). Here's what I'm looking for:

Bed/bath: 1 or 2 bedroom (pref 2), one bath

Rent: Less than 1700 for 2 BR

Area: Within 40 minute commute of BU, since one of us is a student. I'd really like to be far enough away from campus that we won't get stuck in a college neighborhood. Ive heard Allston/Brookline/JP/Coolidge Corner are all good areas.

I recently took a trip to East Boston to look at Maverick Landing, which looked really nice; except that some of the surrounding areas looked a little less than credible.

Any complexes come to mind?

Thanks in advance!

That's a little confusing. Your college aged, but dont want to be too close to colleges, and someone recco'd Allston and Brighton?

Stay away from Allston, and CC if you dont want a college neighborhood. Brighton is big and has many college neighborhoods, but also has nice, quiet affordable pockets that could give you the best of both worlds. JP is further away than it may seem on a map, but still within 40 minutes, a congested 40 minutes.

I dont think you'll find too much for a 2BR in the city for $1700 that is anything decent. But you should find something around the edges of the city.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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When you say "complex" do you actually just mean a building? With certain amenities? Or do you mean a suburban-style apartment complex with a parking lot?
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