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Old 04-09-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I am going to be moving to Boston from California at the begging of June for a new job. I don’t know anyone in Boston and I am not familiar with the area, so I am hoping you all can give me some good advice as to where I should live. About myself: I am a 32 year old single guy. I am a social guy and I like to make friends, so I would like to live somewhere where there are people in my age/demographic. I am going to be working in the financial services industry. I am a clean cut guy (no tattoos, no earrings…etc). No offense to anyone, but I am not really into the hippy, artsy scene. I am more of a preppy/yuppie type. I like to play golf, tennis, polo, and swim. I like to go to sporting events, movies, restaurants, bars. I would like to live in a more affluent part of Boston, that has people in my age/demographic. As far as rent is concerned; I can afford up to $ 5,000/per month. So based on the information that I given, where in Boston, would be a good place for me to live? Your help is most appreciated. Many thanks
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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There is only one option: Go to southie, everyone there is pretty much exactly as you describe yourself.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Back Bay or seaport

Southie is a big mix. All the early 20 year Olds in my office live there. Five to an apartment.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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Brookline would probably work too.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Seaport, and maybe South End and Southie.

Really depends where you work. With a 5k budget, you can afford to live anywhere you want. I would do a 1br+den at a new building, which should run 3200-4000/month w/parking.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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There is only one option: Go to southie, everyone there is pretty much exactly as you describe yourself.
AHAHAHAHAHAHA, orders a fine Cabernet and gets hit with a bottle! Sorry OP couln't help it.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Seaport, and maybe South End and Southie.

Really depends where you work. With a 5k budget, you can afford to live anywhere you want. I would do a 1br+den at a new building, which should run 3200-4000/month w/parking.
I would just add Brookline to this list.

Cambridge could work too, but there is a reason people call it The People's Republic of Cambridge. It might be a little too artsy for the OP.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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I mean. Harvard is in Cambridge. He will probably be able to find a squash partner or two.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Brookline would probably work too.
Not much in the way of nightlife though. I think this guy would find Brookline rather dull.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Hello everyone, I am going to be moving to Boston from California at the begging of June for a new job. I don’t know anyone in Boston and I am not familiar with the area, so I am hoping you all can give me some good advice as to where I should live. About myself: I am a 32 year old single guy. I am a social guy and I like to make friends, so I would like to live somewhere where there are people in my age/demographic. I am going to be working in the financial services industry. I am a clean cut guy (no tattoos, no earrings…etc). No offense to anyone, but I am not really into the hippy, artsy scene. I am more of a preppy/yuppie type. I like to play golf, tennis, polo, and swim. I like to go to sporting events, movies, restaurants, bars. I would like to live in a more affluent part of Boston, that has people in my age/demographic. As far as rent is concerned; I can afford up to $ 5,000/per month. So based on the information that I given, where in Boston, would be a good place for me to live? Your help is most appreciated. Many thanks
Easy answer - stay in Boston proper in the center of the action - Back Bay, Upper South End (above Tremont), or Beacon Hill would be my order of preference. I've lived in all 3 and they are all great places to live at your age, or any age really.

5K will get you great options in each and you could get a decent place for less. Also, if you have a car definitely look for parking included or easy access to a garage.
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