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Old 05-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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I will be relocating to Massachusetts from Baltimore this summer. I am originally from MA. I grew up on Cape Cod and went to school in western Massachusetts. Both of those places I do want to live; I also have no interest in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro or Brockton. I do however, want to live in or around Boston. I am open to areas as long as they are safe. Are there any apartment complexes that are recommended? I would like a one bedroom up to or less than 1400/month. Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:51 AM
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Are you only looking for apartment complexes? That will limit your search more.

You need to provide a bit more info, like where you will be working, what kind of commute you want, how close you need to be to the T, do you have a car, what sort of neighborhood you want (urban? Proximity to nightlife and restaurants? Suburban?) etc.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:04 PM
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Well, I am applying for jobs currently. I am a special education teacher so I have no doubt I will find a position. I have a car as does my boyfriend. Of course I would like a decent proximity (20 min. or less) to Boston. I have not secured a job and more than likely I will secure one once I move so a commute right now is not important. I don't need to be near the T as I have a car, but it's a plus. I am not just looking for complexes, as I stated, I am open, so whether it be a house, a floor within a house, or a complex...that is cool. As far as a neighborhood, I would like a safe one, whether that's urban or suburban, it does not matter. I just want to feel safe. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:49 PM
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seems like your best bet would be to secure the job first so a location can be narrowed down. last thing you'd want is to be caught up in morning rush hour traffic and dealing w/ an hour+ commute. don't want to suggest Roslindale is you're going to be teaching in, say, Lynn, for example.

safe is a pretty broad requirement and one person's idea of safety may not sit well w/ another (for example, I'm never felt unsafe growing up in Egleston Sq. in Roxbury, but many would likely differ). other than safety and parking, you'll need to decide on some other amenities to make pinpointing a place easier. the budget is okay providing you're not looking in locations like the South End or Beacon Hill where parking is limited and likely extra on top of the already high rents. and of course it will vary depending on if you want a small apartment in a fancy complex w/ all the trimmings or a spacious but not too up-to-date apartment

I would do some searches on this site for different areas once you have a general idea of where you may be working
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