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Old 03-30-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Hello everybody,

I am a young worker from Italy and i will be stay in Boston for a while (at least one year) and i need to find a nice apartment to stay.

Currently i am with my fianceč so we are looking for a good solution but we don't need a big apartment...just with one bedroom...

Which are the best areas to find apartment with not a huge rent??
could someone suggest us one?
I know that Brookline or Newton are expensive and Cambridge, if you don't stay close to harvard is fine..
Our only need is to have a Metro station because we don't have a car.

Thank you in advance for any suggestion....

Federico
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Sorry.

Maybe I repeat the same topic as Scal2010.
But I would like to know also if you have an idea of the average rent in the Area....

Thanks again
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Which PART of Boston will you be working or studying? We probably need more info.

It is possible to find a 1 BR for under $1,000. But you'd need to look in Malden, Quincy, Everett, maybe East Boston or Revere. Weymouth is possible if you don't mind a longer commute (bus to subway). Perhaps Waltham. But all of these options would offer old buildings at that price. Would you consider just a studio for one year? Your options would expand.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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Well...actually my office is at the Navy Yard in Charlestown.
But I usually take the MGH free shuttle from North Station.

Yes probably a studio-apt could be a good solution if is big enough for a couple.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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Your shuttle that stops at North Station is the same one that goes all the way to MGH, right? If so, you can take the red line to MGH, which makes for an easy commute from the Cambridge area. Without a car, I would personally prefer to live in a neighborhood that allowed me to do a bunch of things on foot (groceries, restaurants, etc.) so I'd perfer the Cambridge area (porter square, Central Square). You can find 1 bedrooms probably between 1200-1600. If you want to pay substantially less than that, you probably will need to look outside Cambridge as others have suggested.

To commute from Brookline or Newton will be long because you'd be taking the green line which is very slow and makes a ton of stops before it gets to North Station.

If you are ok with a studio, it might not be a bad idea to look in the "downtown" areas like the area around MGH itself, the Back Bay, South End. It'll be more expensive, but your commute will be quite short and you'll be right in the middle of everything. If you're only going to be here a year, you might as well have fun!
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