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Old 09-29-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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OP as too much money - j/k.

I grew up in Brooklyn (my wife in Queens) and am pretty familiar with NYC. Been in Boston for almost 8 yrs. We're in Brookline, Coolidge Corner. Great place.

I agree with others' advice. There are some dependencies (commute time preferences, space preferences, importance of great public school options, etc.). The places mentioned have different cultures and feels so again, depends if you are more comfortable with snooty, down to earth, crunchy granola, etc. Brookline offers a very balanced combination IMO, so come here...we welcome you and your money.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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If you grew up in Manhattan Boston will destroy your soul.You have been warned, you will think you are living Dantes Inferno and are stuck on one of the 7 levels of hell. My family is notas wealthy as yours so the culture shock will be that much worse for you.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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Would suggest Brookline, Wellesley, Newton outside of Boston. Brookline is the most urban of the three (basically in Boston with direct t access and closest to downtown). In Boston I would suggest the back bay neighborhood aa it offers great access to public transportation and many amenities. The school system in Boston is not fabulous however so if you lived in Boston proper you may have to consider that.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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A move from Manhattan to anywhere will be a step down in culture and urbanity. I know plenty of New Yorkers who love Brookline and back bay neighborhoods for their uniqueness, history, and urban qualities. Boston is not Manhattan when it comes to urban living and you will know that with just a visit. It's also not rural America. Popsicklesticks response may be accurate for his or her experience but is not accurate for those looking for an urban lifestyle that are over the extreme urbanity and congestion that is manhattan
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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OP hasn't been back so maybe they're not taking the job offer or--- who knows? I see she was anticipating a move to San Francisco not long ago too which apparently didn't happen. Seems we're all a little awestruck by the budget-- what do you say to someone with that kind of money to spend? You can live anywhere!

To quote Thomas Wolf re. Popsiclestick, sometimes you can't go home again, not happily at least.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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My daughter lives in Cambridge and loves the diverse culture.Your children will only read books deemed Progressive by the school libraries, books are not burned just banned. Cambridge also has great restaurants .
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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I have a very hard time believing that someone who could afford 9k to spend on just rent per month is looking to strangers on the internet for advice.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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I have a very hard time believing that someone who could afford 9k to spend on just rent per month is looking to strangers on the internet for advice.
Exactly.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:50 PM
 
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Great, thanks everyone for your feedback. Appreciate taking your time to respond to this post.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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It baffles me a bit too when I see people who have 9k a month to spend on rent up here asking questions where they should live.
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