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Old 03-16-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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If you want this you're gonna have to at least double your budget.

Or get 2 roommates. Then you probably could find such a area.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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20 min from Boston, safe, quiet, $800/month for a studio without roommates? Never gonna happen.
Even in dangerous and loud neighborhoods. :P
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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I was going to say Craigslist but someone beat me to it. If you can't find any $800 studio that means they don't exist in the towns you want. Either go further out or raise your price.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Taunton
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I am sorry, but $800 per month does not get housing anywhere in the vicinity of Boston. Boston is a fairly expensive place to live and the areas surrounding are not much cheaper. You would have to get about 30 miles outside of Boston and $800 would still be difficult. Rental housing is in high demand but there is a shortage of quality units available. I would suggest 1 of 2 things: A.) you substantially increase what you are looking to spend B.) you look in areas outside of Boston and the vicinity

Craigslist is a valuable tool, but be careful as there are a lot of scams. If you seen an ad for Boston with a $1,000 p/m rate, take my word it is not legitimate.

Realtor.com has a section with Rentals and that is homes/condos that are definitely listed so you are safe.

Best of luck!
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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I am sorry, but $800 per month does not get housing anywhere in the vicinity of Boston. Boston is a fairly expensive place to live and the areas surrounding are not much cheaper. You would have to get about 30 miles outside of Boston and $800 would still be difficult. Rental housing is in high demand but there is a shortage of quality units available. I would suggest 1 of 2 things: A.) you substantially increase what you are looking to spend B.) you look in areas outside of Boston and the vicinity

Craigslist is a valuable tool, but be careful as there are a lot of scams. If you seen an ad for Boston with a $1,000 p/m rate, take my word it is not legitimate.

Realtor.com has a section with Rentals and that is homes/condos that are definitely listed so you are safe.

Best of luck!
thanks for the idea of realtor.com

Interested in moving but scary too live in a city like Boston.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:26 AM
 
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thanks for the idea of realtor.com

Interested in moving but scary too live in a city like Boston.
Boston has got to be one of the least scary cities in the world...
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Boston has got to be one of the least scary cities in the world...
It's an intimidating place to try to figure out how to move into and where to find roommates and then it's a sad place when you realize how much you pay for a 120 year old house converted into 3 units that hasn't been updated since 1957.

I think this is more how the user meant.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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around 1995 ish my in laws lived in Boston. I should of convinced my husband to move back then. Although it ended up that his dad passed away and his mom and youngest sister moved back west. His brother who was also in Boston eventually moved too.

They lived in a flat. 3 bedroom upstairs can't remember what they paid for rent but it was in Belmont. I loved it. Nice quiet residential street. They could park their car in the driveway but there was also plenty of street parking. My brother in law lived in an apartment complex in Norwood. I know they thought the rent was outrageous back then. He worked near Bunker Hill. So he had to commute. My nephew was little and daycare was crazy expensive.

We went out drinking one night and found this wonderful little bar in South Boston. Anyways I still want to live there even if it is only for a few years. It is hard to justify it though. If I started working (stay at home mom right now). I think we could do okay. He makes a decent salary. Say he makes $110,000 plus I would probably pull in $2,000 a month after taxes would we do okay? I was thinking of living close in maybe Brookline or Cambridge or even Belmont. Would we need a car? If we didn't have a car and insurance payment we would have even a little more cash available.?

thank you everyone for any information
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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He makes a decent salary. Say he makes $110,000 plus I would probably pull in $2,000 a month after taxes would we do okay? I was thinking of living close in maybe Brookline or Cambridge or even Belmont. Would we need a car? If we didn't have a car and insurance payment we would have even a little more cash available.?
Many people make 1/3 of what you make and do fine.
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