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Old 09-05-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Could you explain? Not an Eastcoaster here
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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Could you explain? Not an Eastcoaster here
The schedule on the weekends is abysmal and the ride is expensive.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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The ride doesn't seem bad, but I'm just concerned about how accessible Boston will be from Nashua. If I could live in Boston I would, but I would rather be closer to my job then have to commute.

You have 2, maybe 3 routes in from the north. You'll head down Rt3 and then from there can take 95 to Rt 2, 93 or 1 depending on where you are going and traffic. Right now the wife and I are big on catching shows in the theater district so we usually drive in earlyt for dinner as well. I've never had a problem driving in and finding parking in a local garage. Sure, it will cost you, but I consider it so convienent in the event we need to leave early due to one of the rugrats getting sick or something like that. Don't really drink anymore these days, so driving in is never an issue for me
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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1) Live in Nashua/NH to save on income tax (NH=0%; MA=5.15%) and minimize fuel/maintenance costs on your vehicle.

2) I frequently commute from Hollis (~10 minutes west of Nashua) to Cambridge/Boston for business. During non-peak hours it takes 45-60 minutes. My preferred option is to make the 40-45 minute driving to Alewife and hop on the redline train (assuming the garage isn't full). During peak hours you're looking at 70+ minutes depending on exact location.

Despite others on this forum making it sound like a Himalayan expedition, an off hours or weekend drive from Nashua to Boston is pretty damn easy. If you want a specifics on Nashua, feel free to message me - I know the area well.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Would you agree that taking a commuter train into Boston is not good? Also, do you like living in Nashua?

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Old 09-07-2017, 09:23 PM
 
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Would you agree that taking a commuter train into Boston is not good? Also, do you like living in Nashua?
The Commuter Rail schedule is set up for monday-friday commuters. The Commuter Rail is not convenient on the weekends due to the reduced schedule. There is no Commuter Rail really near Nashua, so you're going to have to drive either way. Rather than paying an expensive outer-zone fare to take the Commuter Rail from a far out station (which will probably be about an hour ride), you might as well drive all the way into Boston on the weekend and park there. It's only about an hour drive. You should be able to get a parking spot for $10-15 on the weekends. The Red Line (Alewife Station) subway, though, is a good option if you would rather not drive the last 5-10 miles. The subway is much more frequent (trains every 10 mins or so).

Nashua itself does have some nightlife, etc as well if that's something you're looking for here. And you'll certainly be able to visit boston. But Nashua wouldn't be considered a suburb of Boston by any means, and people there probably don't spend all that much time in Boston.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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Yeah, there's definitely a big difference between NH and MA, although Nashua's lifestyle is more similar to that of Massachusetts because of the suburban feel (those who live north of Nashua don't spend too much time south of the border). However, from Nashua, it's not too long of a drive until you hit the woods and the mountains. NH is a beautiful state and I grew up there.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:49 PM
 
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There are lots of people who live in Nashua or other parts of southern NH and commute to places like Burlington.
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