U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-08-2017, 03:29 PM
 
276 posts, read 299,569 times
Reputation: 252

Advertisements

Thanks for the input everyone. Any recos on where to live that is somwhat urban, has a decent nightlife scene and skews a little older than college age/20s? It still needs to be in striking distance of waltham area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-08-2017, 04:18 PM
 
449 posts, read 462,151 times
Reputation: 384
The age old C-D Boston follow-up question--what is your housing budget? andalso are you willing to have roommates? do you have a car (guessing so if you need to get to Waltham)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 04:46 PM
 
276 posts, read 299,569 times
Reputation: 252
Budget up to 3k a month. Don't want roommates and yes, would need a garage or dedicated above ground spot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: East Coast
2,772 posts, read 1,579,773 times
Reputation: 4008
You could live in Waltham, although I think as a single person in your situation, I'd try to live in Boston itself, or maybe Somerville. I'm not sure about rents of places with parking spaces. If you're willing to have a roommate, that will open up more possibilities, and the drawback of having a roommate may be outweighed by being in a good location. But you might be able to find something. Some parts of Newton, Brookline, or Arlington (or maybe Belmont) could work. But I don't think I'd go anywhere other than those towns, based on what you've said you want. As a single person new to the area who wants an urban area, other places are going to be too suburban for you right now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 05:48 PM
 
5,680 posts, read 5,019,855 times
Reputation: 9884
$3K could certainly get you an apartment in Cambridge (thinking Inman, Cambridgeport, maybe Central Square). Dedicated parking will be harder to come by.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: East Coast
2,772 posts, read 1,579,773 times
Reputation: 4008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cantabridgienne View Post
$3K could certainly get you an apartment in Cambridge (thinking Inman, Cambridgeport, maybe Central Square). Dedicated parking will be harder to come by.
I thought included parking at 3K would be a nonstarter in Cambridge. But yes, if OP can find something in Cambridge, that would be fantastic for him.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 05:56 PM
 
276 posts, read 299,569 times
Reputation: 252
I could easily go higher for the right place, but I thought Cambridge was more of a college town. No?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast
2,772 posts, read 1,579,773 times
Reputation: 4008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pennsport View Post
I could easily go higher for the right place, but I thought Cambridge was more of a college town. No?
There are lots of people who live there for biotech and tech companies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2017, 06:31 PM
 
5,680 posts, read 5,019,855 times
Reputation: 9884
Cambridge neighborhoods vary a lot. In general, it's a diverse place. I live there, and I'm pretty long out of college.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
7,900 posts, read 6,832,090 times
Reputation: 6635
If I were you, I'd check out Inman Square in Cambridge, Washington Square in Brookline. I feel like especially Washington Square might fit you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top