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Old 04-16-2007, 11:11 PM
 
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My husband and I are planning to move from California. We've used craigslist.org a lot to find places to live but I'm not sure if that's the best place to look for apartments in Boston. Are the newspapers any good or any other websites?

Any tips for us moving out to the East Coast for the first time and not having been to Boston much?
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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You should check out boston.com's real estate section.
http://www.boston.com/realestate/?p1=GN_RE

Not sure where you are from in California, but if you are on the coast, then you should prepare for the winters here. Other than that, enjoy the cultural richness of the east coast. Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Craigslist is a good place to look. Other than that I suggest getting a subscription the Boston Sunday Globe. It has tons of listings as well as other very helpful sections. I wouldn't bother with the regular daily subscription.

Pretty much if you live in the city of boston (Which has several communites) you can get around almost everywhere on the MBTA (MBTA.com > Official Website for Greater Boston's Public Transportation System) The transit system is reliable and depending on where you live you could have access to multiple bus/train routes. The "T" (which is what we call the mbta for short) fares are getting crazy though. Right now we have a Charlie card system and when you use your card the bus fare is $1.25 If you pay cash on board however, the fare is $1.50 Basically when you pay cash you will pay more than the regular fare...DAMN MBTA BASTARDS!! But you can load money onto your Charlie Card on the buses.

Winters are winters...nothing crazy. Sometimes it's really cold, sometimes it's mild. Nothing extreme. Go to the cityofboston.gov website and you will get helpful information there as well as the public library website Boston Public Library Home Page Everywhere in Boston is pretty much pricey as far as housing. The average rent for a 1bed is $1100/mth. If you want more info let me know.
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