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Old 06-23-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Malden and Quincy are not Cambridge and the North end, not by a long shot. I'm just saying this op has no idea what Boston actually is.

Also. I think if you want to spend 1500 per month to live with roommates you're a fool. This is why this city is so expensive, young kids with no concept of money.

Look I have roommates, I don't even pay 600 in brighton. Of course cheaper housing is out there. I've been pretty vocal about this on here. I'm just saying would I leave my job and move a thousand miles with my girlfriend to see quality of life go down, add two roommates, etc? No. Just seems naive and regrettable after 4 months.
Assuming things about people is never a good idea. I was born up here, been here many times, lived in NJ and NYC. I know exactly what Boston is.

That's your opinion. We WANT to have roommates for a little while, so we can meet new people and network, move around a bit and get the lay of the land. We are saving an assload of money. Careers will advance. She wants to move up here too.

And then you g8 and say you have roommates...lol.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New England
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Malden and Quincy are not Cambridge and the North end, not by a long shot. I'm just saying this op has no idea what Boston actually is.
I'm sure he knows that. I'm just giving him fairly safe and accessible places that are more affordable.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Assuming things about people is never a good idea. I was born up here, been here many times, lived in NJ and NYC. I know exactly what Boston is.

That's your opinion. We WANT to have roommates for a little while, so we can meet new people and network, move around a bit and get the lay of the land. We are saving an assload of money. Careers will advance. She wants to move up here too.

And then you g8 and say you have roommates...lol.
I wouldn't worry about some of the comments here. It appears most people from a cheaper area who are used to getting more for the money, or who come from a well to do background, are out of touch with the reality for most people. You seem grounded, and know what you're getting into, while have the benefit of having extended family locally. I would say go for it. (Then again, you were going to do that anyway, and didn't need my, nor anyone else's approval.)
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Assuming things about people is never a good idea. I was born up here, been here many times, lived in NJ and NYC. I know exactly what Boston is.

That's your opinion. We WANT to have roommates for a little while, so we can meet new people and network, move around a bit and get the lay of the land. We are saving an assload of money. Careers will advance. She wants to move up here too.

And then you g8 and say you have roommates...lol.
I don't have roommates and live with my gf. I would never do that. Look man, do what you want. I just am saying living in Malden with 2 roommates and a gf in the same house is not going to be fun. You also aren't going to network with your roommates. They will be random Craigslist people who will move every year.

Also you are just looking for people to confirm your idea. Waste of time. See ya around Boston dude
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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I don't have roommates and live with my gf. I would never do that. Look man, do what you want. I just am saying living in Malden with 2 roommates and a gf in the same house is not going to be fun. You also aren't going to network with your roommates. They will be random Craigslist people who will move every year.

Also you are just looking for people to confirm your idea. Waste of time. See ya around Boston dude

You're so negative. Loads of people make great friends with new roommates. It seems more common than not. Heck, my friend Alyssa married one of her roommates (CL put together apartment of four) that she moved in with in an apartment in Porter Sq.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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You're so negative. Loads of people make great friends with new roommates. It seems more common than not. Heck, my friend Alyssa married one of her roommates (CL put together apartment of four) that she moved in with in an apartment in Porter Sq.
Happy for alyssa.

Don't know how you conclude it's more common than not. Apartments for people's in their 20s are revolving doors. This is not "being negative". It's accurate. I'm sure the mid 30s and 40s crowd is more stable though.

While we are passing off anecdotes as irrefutable evidence, let me add that I've had 12 roommates in five years (and I've lived in the same house for three years now, seven roommates have come through here in that time).

I have five good friends who have moved out of Boston entirely in the last three years as well. Probably over 10 friendly acquaintances.

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Old 06-25-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Did not read the pages, so maybe this was already suggested.

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Old 06-25-2017, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Happy for alyssa.

Don't know how you conclude it's more common than not. Apartments for people's in their 20s are revolving doors. This is not "being negative". It's accurate. I'm sure the mid 30s and 40s crowd is more stable though.

While we are passing off anecdotes as irrefutable evidence, let me add that I've had 12 roommates in five years (and I've lived in the same house for three years now, seven roommates have come through here in that time).

I have five good friends who have moved out of Boston entirely in the last three years as well. Probably over 10 friendly acquaintances.

I appreciate what you're telling me man, I do. But I've dealt with roommates too and most of them I'm still in contact with, and I use 1 as a reference (he's a PhD in nueroscience). I've had 9 in the past 5 years myself, and only 2 I don't keep in contact with. I know it's a revolving door. I'm not trying to do it forever, trust me lol just until my career advances (in this rapidly growing med tech company it won't be hard with my ambition) and m'lady finds a job in her field.

But who knows what the future holds? I smoked a j and walked around my new neighborhood in Raleigh and remembered that though smaller, it's still a great city. With the hilly, curvy, tree heavy roads with all the city amenities I really need...so we'll see. At $1400 my girlfriend and i are the first to live in this brand new "luxury" complex that is walkable by Ralrigh standards. Will we get that in Boston for the same price? Obvioudly not. What I'm really after is density. If Raleigh can't get denser over the next 3 years or so I'm going to end up in either DC, Philly, North Jersey, NY, or Boston. Sorry I ramble when I toke

Any move is at least 2 years out. So no worries for now.

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Old 06-25-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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I would also recommend kayaking in the Charles River, take redline to Kendall.

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Old 06-25-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I appreciate what you're telling me man, I do. But I've dealt with roommates too and most of them I'm still in contact with, and I use 1 as a reference (he's a PhD in nueroscience). I've had 9 in the past 5 years myself, and only 2 I don't keep in contact with. I know it's a revolving door. I'm not trying to do it forever, trust me lol just until my career advances (in this rapidly growing med tech company it won't be hard with my ambition) and m'lady finds a job in her field.

But who knows what the future holds? I smoked a j and walked around my new neighborhood in Raleigh and remembered that though smaller, it's still a great city. With the hilly, curvy, tree heavy roads with all the city amenities I really need...so we'll see. At $1400 my girlfriend and i are the first to live in this brand new "luxury" complex that is walkable by Ralrigh standards. Will we get that in Boston for the same price? Obvioudly not. What I'm really after is density. If Raleigh can't get denser over the next 3 years or so I'm going to end up in either DC, Philly, North Jersey, NY, or Boston. Sorry I ramble when I toke

Any move is at least 2 years out. So no worries for now.
Fair enough. There are certainly cities for certain personalities. I also don't have much experience with Raleigh. But as lo g as you are realistic and not rushing into anything, you have a much better idea of what you want than me that's for sure. Best of luck with all future decisions!
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