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Old 07-15-2008, 03:18 PM
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Originally Posted by twentyfour View Post
Thanks for all the feedback guys.

Just to clarify, I am more of a Sunday football/cookout kind of guy than a city guy (got that one from Holden) and hope to have a house with a deck, small yard and a decent amount of privacy. That is why I prefer a more suburban place like Quincy than the city atmosphere of Brighton or Cambridge.

Watertown sounds like a nice alternative however. Can somebody fill me in by comparing Quincy and Watertown, or offering any other suggestions. Keep in mind that I want to stay south or west of Boston, not north. Thanks.
Watertown is more west than north. It's very close to Harvard Sq, and right next to Brighton, both of which are places with nightlife and young people. Quincy doesn't really have that kind of proximity. As the crow flies Watertown is a bit closer to downtown but it's probably a bit quicker on the Red line from Quincy than taking the bus and the T from Watertown, assuming you live within walking distance of a Red line stop in Quincy. I guess they are maybe equally suburban, maybe Quincy a bit more single family homes and apt. complexes while Watertown has a lot of rentals in 2-3 family homes.

Brighton, along Comm Av., is more urban, but there are plenty of houses in Brighton Center and Oak Square that have yards. My friends live there and they have a lot of privacy on a dead end street with a big yard enclosed by hedges too high to see over (though there are plenty of rentals with yards, but smaller than theirs). I've had many a cookout there.

You might want to do a craigslist search for ("Brighton Center" yard), or (Watertown yard) and see what you find.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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If you're looking for space but still remain close to the city Arlington might be an ok choice. I'm a fan of the city due to my laziness, but if you want a small yard and some room it could do the trick.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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Money wise, I vote for J.P. why near Boston, and if you have a job, near the bus, and T.

The fun, well, if you need an income? so be it!
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