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Old 07-31-2019, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by darkone View Post
Move to Providence, Hartford, Springfield metro areas instead.
Stamford CT might be a better option for OP, imo. Although it sounds like they've picked specific hospitals in Boston for good reason. So Boston is feasible but no preferable.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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This is the worst take on the thread so far imo.

Very few choices. There just aren't that many properties out there that fit the bill.
Sorry, but you're wrong. There are literally dozens of houses meeting the OPs requirements, and it's not even the busy season anymore. People who seriously think you can't live in a decent spot in Boston with a $750K budget for a house are just out of their mind or terrible with money.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Boston needs less people not more. And based on the OPs budget and what he’s looking for he wouldn’t be happy in Boston. Just being real. Boston has become a rich people city as are the surrounding areas. There’s no way to have a good commute either unless you’re within waking distance. If you plan to be a rich dr someday and can put up with crap for a few years then do it. I have found Boston to be a bad place for families unless we’re talking rich families.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Sorry, but you're wrong. There are literally dozens of houses meeting the OPs requirements, and it's not even the busy season anymore. People who seriously think you can't live in a decent spot in Boston with a $750K budget for a house are just out of their mind or terrible with money.
I agree with you completely but that doesn't really make Boston a good place for families. It was until VERY VERY recently. Its not anymore. Theres no need to **** away your income and (in)directly take away from your kids' QOL.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Sorry, but you're wrong. There are literally dozens of houses meeting the OPs requirements, and it's not even the busy season anymore. People who seriously think you can't live in a decent spot in Boston with a $750K budget for a house are just out of their mind or terrible with money.
lol dozens

I'll never understand why people spend so much on their house and forget about, ya know, the rest of life.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I agree with you completely but that doesn't really make Boston a good place for families. It was until VERY VERY recently. Its not anymore. Theres no need to **** away your income and (in)directly take away from your kids' QOL.
Yeah having a home is just the beginning. Costs only pile up from there.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston needs less people not more.
Boston needs more housing and better infrastructure. The increase in people is just highlighting how sorely those things are lacking.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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That’s what everyone says to be nice and PC it seems. The housing, the infrastructure. No there’s too many people who have moved here in the past 10 to 15 years. The big dig didn’t do a thing but my guess is the idiots in charge of it never expected the amount of people who moved here to do so. Historically people would come here for college then leave. Not anymore. They all stay and people move here by the thousands everyday for jobs. It’s a cluster f@ck and city officials don’t seem to care.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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That's possible in Boston (West Roxbury would likely be your best bet as someone else said). BPS schools are a roll of the dice though. I don't know how schools in Arlington, Milton, or Watertown are, but your budget would work there too.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Hi all,

, and general ease of living for a young family while also ideally having some city life amenities.

Nope, Boston will not offer you this.

Where are you moving from? Boston has a lot of fun things to do and see, but living here is challenging if you are coming from an area that doesn't have the infrastructure problems, traffic, shabby housing, and cold population/personality issues that Boston has. Not to mention the winters, which the last one wasn't so bad, so we are likely due for a bad one soon. Just saying that we lived in gorgeous towns in the midwest right before Boston and if that was all I knew, I would have had major shell shock arriving at our Boston house as it was like moving from Disneyland to the ghetto. I grew up in very urban NY though, so I was prepared. But, many people love the challenge. It's not easy living, but you may love it. I'd try to come visit and stay at an airbnb for a week or something.
Just something to think about.
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