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Old 11-14-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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There's a mini-Target opening up in Roslindale Square. Roslindale Square is now attracting a younger and more affluent crowd, some without cars. So it should do well in that location near the train station and the busses. I don't think it would affect the local stores. In fact, it would probably bring more foot traffic to the area.
That's the one I'm specifically asking about. If anyone is from the area they know how much of a hassle it is to get into Forest Hills on Washington for about 5 hours of the day. Curious about how this will effect that. I don't buy the "people are buying less cars" thing
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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That's the one I'm specifically asking about. If anyone is from the area they know how much of a hassle it is to get into Forest Hills on Washington for about 5 hours of the day. Curious about how this will effect that. I don't buy the "people are buying less cars" thing
The people going without cars are mostly now the youngish more middle class folks who make decent enough money in Boston as long as they don't have to care for a vehicle. All the affluent people have cars. All those luxury apartment buildings popping up all over town? Trust me, they have parking garages underneath. I feel like I see more and more cars parked on my street now in Brighton. Used to always have more than a few open spaces on my block. Now by the time evening comes, maybe there's only a couple.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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This may be true(er) for downtown areas, or maybe even a lot of Cambridge. I Can't see people paying $475K for a condo in Roslindale or Hyde Park and not have the luxury of a car.
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