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Old 10-11-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Somewhere where there might be subway to Cambridge. Preferably close to nature.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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How cheap do you want to get? What is the price range you are looking for? Also, what do you mean by nature? A simple urban park or something bigger like a state reservation?
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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simple urban park is ok. state reservation is better. any range of cheapness is acceptable.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Malden, Quincy, and the Neponset, Adams Village, and Lower Mills sections of Dorchester are among the most affordable in Greater Boston and are all accessible by subway. Medford and Everett are not as accessible but still close to Cambridge. Each have numerous parks of different sizes. Malden and Medford are not far from Middlesex Fells Reservation and Quincy and Dorchester are close to Blue Hills Reservation.

Unfortunately, there isn't really anything really cheap in Greater Boston anymore. If you haven't read the news, Boston is listed among the top ten most expensive cities in the nation nowadays. Properties close to the subway tend to be pricier because so many people want them. You'd still have to shell out $1,000+ in most places for your own apartment. If you want to cut costs, then find a roommate or roommates. That actually isn't that bad of an idea if you are single because there are a lot of interesting young people to meet in this metro area.

Hope I am not scaring you away because as long as you can afford the costs, Greater Boston is a great place to live.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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I couldn't find Adam's Village on Google Maps. How come Medford and Everett are not as accessible when it's closer to Boston than the others? Can you take the rail from Medford or Everett to Cambridge?
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Also, how much would a two bedroom apartment cost in those places?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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I couldn't find Adam's Village on Google Maps. How come Medford and Everett are not as accessible when it's closer to Boston than the others? Can you take the rail from Medford or Everett to Cambridge?

Wellington T Station (orange line) is in Medford. Doesn't go directly to Cambridge, but you can go into the city then out to Cambridge (orange to green or orange to red), and Wellington isn't the middle of Medford (if I recall correctly). Kind of a pain. T can't go everywhere. There are "plans" for expansion, but the T has no money so it will be decades if it does happen. I don't think there is any subway in Everett. Take a look at the MBTA map, it will help you.

Rents can be all over for a two bedroom. You need to nail down a more precise locale. For instance, I'm in the cheap part of Somerville and have an older one bedroom for $1100. The same place would be $1800-2200 just a couple of miles away on the other side of the city.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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I couldn't find Adam's Village on Google Maps.
Adams Village is the nether region between Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills and Neponset bordered by the Cedar Grove cemetery, Adams St., and Gallivan Blvd.

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How come Medford and Everett are not as accessible when it's closer to Boston than the others? Can you take the rail from Medford or Everett to Cambridge?
The only transit station I know of in that area is Wellington station, which is on the Orange Line. It's not easy to reach unless you have a car, owing that it's located on a very busy highway.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Adams Village is the nether region between Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills and Neponset bordered by the Cedar Grove cemetery, Adams St., and Gallivan Blvd.



The only transit station I know of in that area is Wellington station, which is on the Orange Line. It's not easy to reach unless you have a car, owing that it's located on a very busy highway.
Aren't there two commuter rail stops in Medford?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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North Quincy.

It has a Red Line stop and is a straight shot up to Cambridge. Depending on which stop you're getting off at in Cambridge, you would be looking at a 25-40 minute ride during rush hour.
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