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Old Yesterday, 11:27 AM
 
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Thanks, I know 300k isnít going to get much, that isnít really my question. I added that for some cost of living comparisons. Iím mainly wondering what the job market is for natural resource biology type jobs, or what kind of income I need to aim for to be able to afford something with some space for dogs, given that one half of our income will be around 100k.
If I extrapolate, and assume that your combined income might be at least $160k, that would get you something, but nothing extraordinary. You would be priced out of the better areas of the Boston metro. You would do well in Worcester or Providence, or southern NH..

Yes, there are exceptions, and there are condos, too, so I don't want to scare you off completely. But the bottom line remains that your money will not go nearly as far here, when compared to MSP.
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Old Yesterday, 12:10 PM
 
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For 100k you'll be somewhat comfortable in Quincy which has 2 beaches and i think 2 marinas. And is also on the train to Boston. Its probably going to be a step down in QOL from Minnesota but you could get a SFH with a very small yard, but it will be old and in a high traffic area. I've never met a Minnesotan in Boston but when I have met Minnesotans I have found them to be significantly nicer than 98% of people i've met from Massachusetts
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
 
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From a cost of living perspective - we are currently in a 1st ring suburb of Minneapolis in a 1,800 sq ft house, decent yard, and 2 car attached garage for about $300k.
You'd probably have to triple or quadruple your house budget. You should just stay.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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For 100k you'll be somewhat comfortable in Quincy which has 2 beaches and i think 2 marinas. And is also on the train to Boston. Its probably going to be a step down in QOL from Minnesota but you could get a SFH with a very small yard, but it will be old and in a high traffic area. I've never met a Minnesotan in Boston but when I have met Minnesotans I have found them to be significantly nicer than 98% of people i've met from Massachusetts
^^This. I tell ya, it so refreshing when I visit Minnesota, and have random strangers wish me "good morning"! Here...they avoid eye contact.
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Old Yesterday, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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^^This. I tell ya, it so refreshing when I visit Minnesota, and have random strangers wish me "good morning"! Here...they avoid eye contact.
I agree. The New England cope I see all the time is the notion that people being overtly friendly is just phoniness, but now living in the midwest, it certainly does seem that a lot of people are just genuinely happy and talkative. Believe it or not.
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Old Yesterday, 02:24 PM
 
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Well, I can't speak to job prospects but interact with timberline on that.

In terms of what you need to make, it is hard to answer. Depends on how close you want to be to Boston. a few miles sounds close but depending on where you are and how you intend to get into the city, it can take a lot of time.

So I would ask how much time can you tolerate for the commute into the city and how much you have to put down on a house? Those 2 things matter a lot.

Best of luck with whatever you decide.
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Old Yesterday, 02:58 PM
 
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To match the housing you have, you'll probably need to spend $600k or more. Probably at least $700k. Outside of housing, things will probably be 10-15% more expensive.
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Old Yesterday, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Top notch/Tier 1 suburb within close proximity to the city, ~2,000 sq/ft home, two car garage, and a yard.. I'd say $900k will be the "entry" home if you want to maintain the same quality of life.. Newton, Needham, Winchester, Belmont, Arlington, etc.

If you can sacrifice a bit on proximity to the city, and move down a tier, then I'd bump that down to $600k. Places like Natick, Reading, Andover, Bedford, Lynnfield would be good options depending on the style of town you prefer.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
 
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^^This. I tell ya, it so refreshing when I visit Minnesota, and have random strangers wish me "good morning"! Here...they avoid eye contact.



Minnesota nice is a thing, its real, and I don't care for it. It's... well, nevermind.



That's one reason I prefer Wisconsinites. Plus, they have fried cheese curds n' ranch.
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 PM
 
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PM me. This is a field I am intimately familiar with. Too bad you just missed the recent aquatic biologist posting for the state.
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