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Old 06-29-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Hi everyone!

My husband and I are moving to Boston in early August. He will be working at Logan and I will be working in Cambridge. We do not have a car so we will be taking a lot of public transportation. We are trying to figure out which neighborhoods are good or bad. Most people that I talk to tell me that we should stay away from Dorchester. I have been looking at a lot of different apartments and I am not sure if they are in good or bad neighborhoods. If you guys could help me I would greatly appreciate it!

GO RED SOX!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:26 PM
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Are you looking at specific areas? It is hard to give opinions on areas without knowing where you are looking and what your price range is.

Where in Cambridge are you working? It could be convenient for you guys to live somewhere on the red line. That could take you to Cambridge and your husband to South Station, where he can catch the silver line to the airport.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Yeah we would like to live close to the red line. I mainly want to know what neighborhoods are scary and that someone would avoid who lives there.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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how much for rent? if he's @ logan and your in cambridge and you want red line... I'd look in somerville/cambridge. Porter Sq, Davis Sq. ect.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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What would make a neighborhood "scary" for you? What is the maximum you can spend?
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Probably about 900, we will settle for a studio. Scary would be a neighborhood with a high crime rate. We will be doing a lot of walking so we want to make sure it is safe to walk around.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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That's not much of a budget for being within walking distance to the Red Line in Cambridge or Somerville. You might want to look into neighborhoods that provide bus access to these stops, like Spring Hill, Union Square, Inman Square and East Cambridge.

I'd also look into Dorchester if I were you. Anyone who paints the entire area as undesirable can't know a whole lot about it.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Default Arlington

Why not check out Arlington there's two or three bus routes to the Red line---and you can park for free on the side-streets..if you want and get the bus to Davis or Porter Square or park in the Alewife Garage

Nice town too
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. We actually found something so I am really happy!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Hi, I'm also moving to Boston end of August and trying to stay on a budget. You found a place? Whereabouts?? I'm finding a lot of places, but seem to be kind of far away and I wanna stay in/around Cambridge/Somerville.
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