ok so over a year later im updating this haha
i ended up finding a place in Malden off the orange line. it wasnt too bad getting to work. took the orange line then a train up to lyn about 45mins-1hr. plus i was still close enough to Boston to go out and have fun with friends.
I LOVED Boston. But work has brought me back to boring NC
anyways, thanks for the help 2 years ago