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Old 04-30-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Taking a job in Arlington in June and will be relocating with my family (children ages 4 & 2) and would like to know of affordable (by MA standards) areas that offer good schools / safety / etc... Prefer a commute that is under an hour each way? We will have to rent for the first year, but would prefer to rent in a family neighborhood? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Look no farther than Arlington itself. Really. It's a nice town. Why commute if you don't have to?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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if the job is there, stay in Arlington, or maybe look at bedford! Why waste the commute, and the stress! Arlington, has alot going!
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Arlington.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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I have heard that Arlington is quite pricey? My housing budget would only be arond 1750-2000 month for rent? I didn't think that was doable in Arlington for a decent size rental???
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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It's doable. I live in Arlington. Great town, very good schools, extremely safe and walkable.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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I think in that price range, you can get a nice 2br, maybe even with an office, or a so-so 3br in Arlington.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Belmont has a great school system, and is a nice area for families. Alrington is great too!! Lexington is worth a shot as well. I rent a 2 bedroom in Watertown for $1400. I think it's cheaper then Arlington/Belmont/Lexington. It's modern apartment, and there's a lot of young families in the neighborhood. I don't know how the school system is though. Good luck!
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