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Old 04-11-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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Not much in the way of nightlife though. I think this guy would find Brookline rather dull.
Dude, he'd be on the Green Line. He can get to Allston, Back Bay, or Downtown in no time. Or Uber to wherever. It sounds like he will be able to afford to Uber pretty much anywhere.

That said, take the high budget and just live Back Bay or near Downtown.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Dude, he'd be on the Green Line. He can get to Allston, Back Bay, or Downtown in no time. Or Uber to wherever. It sounds like he will be able to afford to Uber pretty much anywhere.

That said, take the high budget and just live Back Bay or near Downtown.
Doesn't seem like a public transit type, but true he can afford to get places. I just think demographics and immediate nightlife isn't gonna be Brookline. I see his types all the time at the whisky priest, not so much at hops n scotch.
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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Too bad the O/P won't have nice roads (and weather) to cruise around in his Porsche or Lambo. I don't believe Boston has anything like Beverly Hills , Mulholland, Calabassas, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades or RPV ... Watch out for the potholes! BTW ... I hear that fine ladies appreciate the passenger seat of a high-end car every once in a while, not being squished in a subway can.
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Too bad the O/P won't have nice roads (and weather) to cruise around in his Porsche or Lambo. I don't believe Boston has anything like Beverly Hills , Mulholland, Calabassas, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades or RPV ... Watch out for the potholes! BTW ... I hear that fine ladies appreciate the passenger seat of a high-end car every once in a while, not being squished in a subway can.
was this supposed to add value or just snark?


At the end of the day you can afford to live anywhere but most of the night life you will be looking for is in the Back Bay/downtown/Seaport area. makes sense to live in one of those locations.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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Too bad the O/P won't have nice roads (and weather) to cruise around in his Porsche or Lambo. I don't believe Boston has anything like Beverly Hills , Mulholland, Calabassas, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades or RPV ... Watch out for the potholes! BTW ... I hear that fine ladies appreciate the passenger seat of a high-end car every once in a while, not being squished in a subway can.
Well, Boston has some nice weather and has, among other joy routes, "the 127" from Beverly Farms along the North Shore and around Cape Ann. Pleasant cruising!
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Too bad the O/P won't have nice roads (and weather) to cruise around in his Porsche or Lambo. I don't believe Boston has anything like Beverly Hills , Mulholland, Calabassas, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades or RPV ... Watch out for the potholes! BTW ... I hear that fine ladies appreciate the passenger seat of a high-end car every once in a while, not being squished in a subway can.
Lol
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Well, Boston has some nice weather and has, among other joy routes, "the 127" from Beverly Farms along the North Shore and around Cape Ann. Pleasant cruising!
My ears!! Referring to route numbers with a "the" makes them bleed.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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My ears!! Referring to route numbers with a "the" makes them bleed.
I guess the California usage comes from first saying "traffic on the 405 freeway" and in time shortening it to "traffic on the 405." Whereas here we don't have a ready term for limited access highways-- "expressway" sometimes but in Boston, at least, only one road is commonly called "the expressway" and that's the Southeast Expway. Other expressways don't get that label. 128 is just 128 (or I-95). The "northern expressway" (no one ever says that) is just I-93, the Rte 2 expressway out of Alewife is just Route 2, and so on. Around New York they have proper names for most of the expressways and parkways-- the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Northern State, the Hutch, etc... I must be overthinking it. Even so I kind of like putting "the" in front of route numbers but, like it or not, it only applies to larger roads-- a two lane winder like Route 127 wouldn't get the "the" treatment even in California.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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I guess the California usage comes from first saying "traffic on the 405 freeway" and in time shortening it to "traffic on the 405." Whereas here we don't have a ready term for limited access highways-- "expressway" sometimes but in Boston, at least, only one road is commonly called "the expressway" and that's the Southeast Expway. Other expressways don't get that label. 128 is just 128 (or I-95). The "northern expressway" (no one ever says that) is just I-93, the Rte 2 expressway out of Alewife is just Route 2, and so on. Around New York they have proper names for most of the expressways and parkways-- the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Northern State, the Hutch, etc... I must be overthinking it. Even so I kind of like putting "the" in front of route numbers but, like it or not, it only applies to larger roads-- a two lane winder like Route 127 wouldn't get the "the" treatment even in California.
I don't mean to hijack the thread however just to clarify, using "the" prior to a freeway number (interstate or otherwise) is primarily a SoCal/L.A. metro area thing. Prior to numbering, the freeways used to be referred to by name. For instance "The Santa Monica Freeway" came to be known as "The 405" after the interstate route number took hold. And likewise "The Harbor Freeway" came to be known as "The 110". It is analogous to Bostonians saying "The Mass. Pike" and "The Southeast Expressway" but getting lazy and saying "The 90" or "The 93". But I think since the Southeast Expressway refers only to a portion of I-93, it makes sense to leave it as is. If your 128 was named "The Inner Suburban Beltway" for instance, then saying "The 128" or "The Beltway" would be a direct outcome.
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